Right now things are well...I get frazzled and distracted but nothing is eating at me if you know what I mean. However, I thought I would write a down-and-dirty post about things that don't often make it here. It is not that I try to portray a life that is calmer, cleaner, more gentle than it really is. It has more to do with a very hard lesson learned that I do better if I don't complain about my trials. I have discovered that when I talk about the yuckies I obsess about the yuckies so I simply try to avoid dwelling on them. And as I said, life is pretty good at the moment (except for the ugly children alluded to in the previous post). So here are some random uglies, hidden truths, or weirdnesses from my life.
1.) In the afternoon, while the girls nap, I often get into my pajamas again and change out of them when the girls wake up. Do I nap, nope - I just want to be comfortable.
2.) I would not call the meals I put on the table balanced in a classical sense. I am prone to one dish meals plus bread except in the summer when my garden is going nuts (as it is right now).
3.) In the summer, my house gets a little bit dirtier than I care to admit (try gross in some places). I am too busy being outside and doing all the things I can't do September through April/May to worry about cleaning too much. In the winter, I make up for it with multiple cleanings that are unnecessary.
4.) My closets and dresser drawers are ugly. I am just not into keeping clothes in neat stacks or hanging straightly. They get folded, then they get jammed in wherever they fit, and as long as I can close the doors so that no one can see, I don't care. Hubby's are neat and perfect.
5.) I am a million times better than I used to be but I am not a patient person. Even at my best, I can be irritated more easily than I care to admit.
6.) I know that a five cent piece of change is larger than a ten cent piece of change but I have to think really hard to remember which is a dime and which is a nickel and sometimes, I just can't.
7.) I hate making beds - I am not good at it at all - so I let hubby do it.
8.) Sometimes I am lazy and open another jar of peanut butter because I don't feel like scraping the remains in the old jar - but I don't toss the old jar out, I stick it back in the cupboard for hubby to scrape (but I don't tell him).
9.) More than ninety=five percent of my fluid intake is iced tea. Water and fruit juice are next. I am happy to say that Dr. Pepper is relegated to Saturday night with pizza or hamburgers.
10.) My children watch television once a day for one hour to two hours but the real pickle is this - I let them do it during lunch so I can get stuff done without interruption.
11.) I seldom drink milk after the bottle has been open a day or two. If milk tastes even slightly off, I can't stand it.
12.) I take life way too seriously.
13.) I am tired of owning a dog but realize that when Willow dies (she is twelve which is very old for a greyhound) we will get another dog. K loves dogs and cried when she thought we got a new one and I chased if off (a very, very friendly little silky made itself at home in our backyard). Hubby wants another one too...basically, I think it is three to one around here.
14.) I do not wear shoes that need to be tied if I can help it. I like to slip on shoes and go without having to bend over.
15.) I am too lazy to make cookies. Every week I make hubby chocolate chip cookies for work - only I make them as bars (which if you like soft chewy cookies is much better anyhow).