Thirty minutes left in the third day of NaBloPoMo...
Whether you're a working mom or a stay at home mom, you've likely daydreamed how awesome it would be to experience the other, more desirable avenue. The grass always seems greener.
I have been adjusting to my new unemployed status and have had aspirations to live in a tidy, organized home, serving well balanced meals and being fully engaged with the children. So far, it's been better, but not perfect. To be honest, a lot of the domestic things I did I would do normally while working anyway, just in more efficient/hurried/agitated manner.
- Showered and put on my workout clothes (although I never actually made it to they gym all day.) (Not technically 'domestic', but still key to a healthy lifestyle.)
- Did the chickadees hair to look somewhat put together and cared for.
- Washed down the cabinets, baseboards and door in the downstairs bathroom in preparation for touch up paint.
- Washed the dirt off the veggies my son and I picked at the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago.
- Made a delicious breakfast sandwich and coffee that I savored.
- Listened to a FlyLady podcast on decluttering kids' stuff.
- Picked up a few cluttered items in the office and assessed where to begin with that dump.
- Took photos of three household items and posted them on Craigslist to sell. Dealt with one potential buyer.
- Shuttled back and forth to various schools at varying times.
- Coordinated homework responsibilities.
- Made a nice chicken pot pie dinner. Started early and served too late as it took too long to cook.
- Made taco/refried beans/green chili dinner for tomorrow night.
- Swept the floor numerous times.
- Washed dishes numerous times.
- Picked up Halloween candy wrappers around the house numerous times.
- Solicited fundraiser donations for chickadees' school from family members.
- Talked to several friends on the phone to lament over my woes.
- Checked the mail hoping for notice from the unemployment office.
- Thought about planning a nice Thanksgiving meal this year.
As soon as I get the house in order, and my domestic engineering on track, I'll be blasting out my resume. Which could take some time...