Before getting into the meat of the post, I thought I would do a little game with you all. This is something we used to do on the first day of classes with advanced Spanish students so everyone could get to know each other. Don’t worry – I’ll do mine in English. The game is that I’m going to list two “facts”. One is true and one is false. You have to pick!
- I have traveled to more foreign countries than states in the US.
- Even though I haven’t competed in cheerleading or gymnastics in almost 10 years, I can still do a backhandspring.
Suzy Homemaker. That’s me today 🙂 I have been a cleaning machine!!! I started off just doing my usual straighten up and get things neat clean, but then it turned into a scrub-a-dub-dub cleaning spree. I scrubbed the cabinets, swept/mopped/scrubbed the downstairs (all wood floors), cleaned out the fridge, scrubbed the toilets (deep breath), vacuumed, dusted, polished – every nook and cranny I could get my hands on. Took basically all day, but look how pretty. 😀
Too bad the homemaker qualities stop there. I don’t cook (well, at least). And we’re just opting for pizza for dinner tonight which the hubs is in charge of. But I still lived up to my duties as a housewife today 😉
I did have one thing come to me while cleaning, though. I realized that one of the things I love most about my man can also be one of the things that drives me the craziest!! My husband is very very talented at household projects. He has basically redone our ENTIRE house himself. Here’s a quick look at his skillz.
In the Process – He did everything from putting up walls, to plumbing, to electric, to tiling…you get the picture.
I handled painting and decorating…even 8+ months preggo!
Okay, getting back to my point. Hubs is really really really good at house projects. And I like it because we are able to do lots of cool things to what would have otherwise been a vintage ugly house. You saw the before picture! Plus, it saves us money and I love seeing him passionate about something. Where’s the downfall? It can drive me crazy because the list of his projects is never ending. And he will start one thing but not completely finish and move onto the next. So while cleaning like a mad woman today, I was wanting everything to be super neat and organized. Until I come across his “burn pile” in the living room (right hand side of my clean picture). Yea, useful because its getting rid of lots of scraps that were in our basement and garage, but still ugly in the living room. And then the ladder in the corner of the guest bathroom with a nail gun and levels on top of it. And then the pile of filing on the counter. And then the screwdrivers and buckets in our bathroom. And then, and then…you get the picture. He promises me one of these days it won’t be so….Home Depot. And while I do appreciate his efforts, I also appreciate cleanliness and order.
Even though, I spent a good part of the day cleaning I did still manage to get in a good workout. I did a Cathe DVD. It’s called LowMax and is a low impact step workout. Now, don’t be fooled. Low impact does not mean low intensity. At least not in Cathe’s world. It was pretty much a full hour of squats and lunges in various forms and combinations. Ouch! I love this workout and never get sick of it. Here’s a little clip for you to check out if you’re interested.
The rest of the day will consist of grocery shopping and then hanging out. I know I am hoping to start my next book. I finished the 3rd Kinsey Millhone mystery (C is for Corpse by Sue Grafton) today and it didn’t disappoint. I am a bit leery on this next one because it seems it was written more for the teenage crowd based on the description. But it was recommended to me by some of the media specialists from the school I used to teach at and they haven’t led me wrong yet. Heck, they’re the ones that got me to try Twilight (and consequently got me smitten with Edward hooked). We’ll see…review will be coming in the future.
- Are there any qualities in your spouse, significant other, or close friend that you are proud of but drive you bonkers at the same time?
- Do you ever work out at home? What is your favorite at home workout, DVD, or instructor?
- And just for curiosity’s sake – Twilight? Love it or hate it??
- Which fun fact is true? #1 … or … #2???