Saturday, May 07, 2011
My last blog was about how my honey is a little domestically challenged. I read all the wonderful, helpful responses I got and I decided to do nothing. I think just getting it out in a blog really helped.
Brad really is a wonderful honey... he is so good to me, so I felt bad about wanting to nit-pick what he did. So I had to do a few extra dishes. So I have to take back all the bill paying. Turns out that it works out better because I am totally anal-retentive about these things.
*I can't pay the garbage bill on-line, which is why I have to send it out. Everything else gets done electronically.
So here's why I love my honey.
He is an AMAZING chef and likes to cook at home. He likes to have me try out new recipes. How delicious.
He is totally supportive of my wellness endeavors. He notices my muscles, he encourages me to eat well and exercise.
He lets me go on vacation. He is ALWAYS working, so I think it would be easy for him to not let me go places. But he does. I was recently in Virginia for a few days, I did the JASR weekend, and at the end of June I am going to New Orleans with my mom.
He is so supportive of my teaching. He's always telling me what a wonderful thing I do for the kids.
So there you have it. I can't ask for anything more. So a few dishes here and there... totally not worth it to me.
But thanks for letting me vent, and thanks for your good advice. I took it all in and I appreciate it.
Now go out and enjoy the sun!
Thursday, May 05, 2011
So I'll start off with a good/bad thing and go from there...
Good - honey is helping around the house by running the dishwasher
Bad - the top spinning thing couldn't spin, so the top rack was still dirty at the end.
Good - honey and I share the bill-paying
Bad - the first (and last!) time I asked him to mail a bill, it didn't get paid, and we were overdue on our garbage.
Good - honey does the cooking
Bad - honey does *not* do the clean-up after cooking; today there were ants on the counter where dripped maple syrup was left out
So my needed advice is for this - when does "correcting" get to be nagging? I hate to nag, but I also don't want to have to re-wash the dishes every single time. I like that he cooks, but I also don't want to have to constantly clean up the mess. (I don't mind so much, but when ants come around? That's a different story.) I guess I will go back to actually sending in the bills...
My honey does not have very much experience doing things like this around the house. He had everything done for him when he was younger, and I just don't think he picked up the domestic skills along the way.
So do I keep filling in for him, or how do I teach him without sounding like I'm nagging? I really didn't mind re-cleaning *today* but at the same time, I don't want to do it all the time.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Today was ACES (All Children Exercise Simultaneously) Day at school. The teachers could wear Phys Ed teacher gear. Wahoo! This was a perfect opportunity for me to head to the gym after school! I even wore a sports bra to school.
Wow, do colds ever take a long time to get over.
By the end of the day, my voice was shot. I was still coughing and exhausted. So I headed home. The intention was there, at least.
But I'm not going to beat myself up over it.
Maybe I'll give myself until the end of this week to be non-gym-going, and then Saturday morning I will get going. A week should surely be enough time for my body to get its down time.
Veal is in the oven, potatoes are boiling... dinner is going to be yum-o! Gotta get that asparagus steamed!
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Whenever I make these big plans and/or goals, I get sick. Never fails.
I had every intention of making fitness consistency a priority in May, and now I am fighting off a nasty cold.
Ok, I'm done complaining.
My body needed some rest - I think that's what it's trying to tell me. My second graders just had a musical and it was go go go to get ready for it. Not that it was particularly stressful, it was just time-consuming. E-mails to send out, dates to coordinate, practices to schedule...
This is the laziest I've been in a really long time. And you know what? It feels great. I mean, really great. I've just done was *needs* to be done, and I have been taking it easy on the couch. Ahhhh.
I think I'd like to try to get in a hot bath before we get a thunderstorm...
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