All posts tagged chores

Back To Basics

Published October 8, 2012 by Sara

Now that I have caught up every snibble of laundry and have organized the clothes from summer to winter. I have envoked the kids doing laundry again. Julia is not thrilled, but like I told her with dishes, if it gets done every day, then it’s a breeze! (And she rocks at doing her turn for dishes.)

What I would give for these kids to have the washer and dryer I had growing up. Apartment size, you could wash one maybe 2 outfits at a time and not knowing when the washer and dryer were done and having to run downstairs to check.

They have it MADE! The washer is done in the time it takes to dry clothes, plus I have  a monitor upstairs that tells you EXACTLY how much time is left and it will beep when each unit is finished. (Don’t you just love technology)

But it makes me wish to have them step back in time and just see how REALLY awful it can be.



Published March 20, 2012 by Sara

I had a bout of this a little over a week ago and let me tell you, it scared the crap out of me. I was upstairs working in my studio replying to emails and I got this radiating pain in my chest. It kinda felt like I had to burp, but it was stuck. I paused for a second till it went away and then a few minutes later it came back but stronger. I stopped what I was doing and went downstairs. It literally was scaring the living crap out of me and I was starting to panic being as I thought I was having a heart attack. I wanted to be near my husband in the event something serious happened.

I sat by him for about 3 minutes and I couldn’t take it anymore and called my doctor. Well the receptionist offered to me to talk to the nurse practioner. Which I was alright with, being as I am sure it’s not that serious.

After talking to her for a few minutes, she decided it was indigestion, take 3 tums and call her back in an hour to see if my symptoms improve. And told me to not lay down, being as it will only make it worse.

It took about a 1/2 hour to 45 minutes, but it let up some and I was relieved. I called her back and she confirmed it was indigestion and explained it would take a couple more hours for it to completely go away, but from here on out I will take Omerprozale. (I know I spelled that wrong.) So I have an ongoing script for that.

But I’ll be damned te other night, heartburn kicked in, being as I didn’t have my script, so I tried to sleep elevated and effed up my back something serious. I tried working, but had to stop because I could not sand it, it hurt so bad. So I took a Valium. I swear that is a magic pill. I take it for anxiety, but learned last year that it is also a muscle relaxer. So anytime I have some aches or pains, I toss one of those down and I am good to go.

I also know I am seriously out of shape, but will be changing that. I have EA Active Sports I picked up for the Xbox before Christmas and I have a core balance inflatable with exercise DVD that I plan to start using upstairs.

I have not bothered to work out downstairs, being as my husband is always home. And I really don’t want to hear his cackles or jokes while I am trying to exercise.

Having him constantly around me, I have zero motivation to clean the house, being as soon as I start, he decides he wants to hang out in the living room and be in my way. I should set up a camera or take photos from one day too next to show this truly does happen.

Go figure, I can’t win either way. He complains the house is a mess, but then when I start cleaning, he gets right in the way and then complains how the garbage can, laundrynbaskets, etc are in his way. I almost want to yell at him and have him decide which he prefers. I swear, he is a total female, he has GOT to complain about everything.

I really miss having time away from him. He is ALWAYS here………..


Published January 30, 2012 by Sara

This is a chore that ALWAYS eludes me. I have not been able to keep up with at ALL. Originally, I and told the kids they would start doing their own laundry. But that has never happened being as i have never fully caught up on laundry.

Well, tonight I had an epithany. Who says they can’t just wash one load of laundry a day? I know in reality, when laundry gets caught up, there will not be enough to wash for one day. But when that happens, we will then move to Monday, Weds and Friday.

And it looks like we need to revisit garbage duty. To which will be moved to a shared chore. Right now it’s only Gwen, and sometimes Emily. But time to do rotation.

I have a good feeling abut the laundry chore, being as that is the huge battle right there.