Recently I’ve been getting comments from people about the amount of cleaning of the house i’m doing and it’s made me realize that the amount of cleaning i do daily is excessive and is actually detrimental to important aspects of my life such as my marriage and that I need to slow down. My mother, upon coming to stay with us for a few days observed that I am putting way too much of my time and effort into cleaning and ignoring other important aspects of life. She pointed out that whenever my husband comes home from work I am always cleaning, she pointed out that all I do is moan about the housework, she pointed out that i’m not making any time for myself etc etc. She even said at one point that she went out because she was fed up of seeing me doing housework whilst moaning about it. Furthermore my husband has made a lot of comments about it recently and keeps telling me to “give it a rest”, to which I have replied “but look at the house” and he’s said “the house is clean”. Anyway today when I realized that i’d left my baby with my mother for the whole of the morning and part of the afternoon and missed two prayers during this time because I’d been cleaning all that time, I realized that people around me are right. My priorities are totally wrong, yes having a clean house is important to me and also my husband, but I am getting carried away, it needs to be clean not absolutely pristine as I am trying to do. I certainly cannot carry on as I have been. Everyday I feel stressed because I feel as if i’ve got too much cleaning to do and everyday I never complete all the cleaning that I want to do that day and every day I’m moaning about all the cleaning, and the fact is that I dont even have to do anywhere near as much cleaning as im actually doing! Anyway, starting from now i’m getting my priorities into order – my son, my husband, my social life, taking care of myself etc come before having a clean house. I dont need to do so much cleaning, I can do less and still have a well kept house and have much more time for other things which are a lot more important! 14 months ago
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so i told myself when i finshed the semester (my first full one back after a 15 yr hiatus spent snowboarding and forming my views on the mysterious ways of the world) that i would treat myself to a make-over in my living room…transformation took deep brown walls to a tranquil shade hue of blue…i love it…so fresh & so clean :) 17 months ago
i do believe these most delicious creations fall under the category of domestic goddesshood. they were AMAZING and even shared them with my neighbor :) 17 months ago
So I’ve moved out, living with my Hubby in our apartment, I’ve started the learning to cook process, been cleaning, which are things I haven’t a clue how to do haha, I think this is going to be a long process….. 19 months ago
Since I’m so busy, my man does most of the housework. He’s really good at it too. I miss being home though. I need to hurry up and finish school so that I can do more around the house. It’s something I really want to do. I used to have the house cleaned and dinner ready before he came home from work. Now, he comes home to me sleeping on the couch. I’m so tired, and I feel guilty for not being on top of things at home. 2 years ago
I want to be an amazing house wife with a part time job. So all the domestic skills is something I must start learning! 2 years ago
to make even a little bit of progress on this house! Everything is just so old and dingy. And falling apart.
The washing machine leaks, the fridge leaks, the faucet leaks… and even the cat leaks!
Seriously, the orange cat peed on my suitcase the other day (and then he puked on the carpet- What fun!). I can’t get the cat-pee smell out. It’s a soft backpacky-type suitcase, and I even put it in the washing machine twice, once with a cup of vinegar. Still smelly.
And yes, just for the record the cat is sick, but he did these things the day after I got him treated at the vet :-(
Poor cat. Poor suitcase! The carpet’s clean again though :-) 3 years ago
spent all day on laundry, decluttering and dusting. I also put spackling on some walls that were damaged, repaired the shelf in the fridge and threw out some random unidentifiable food in the fridge (I guess that last one goes under the “decluttering category too!?).
But my best achievement for the day was that I threw out a significant amount of my mom’s cluttery dust-collecting things. When I say “significant amount” it means I got 3/4 of a garbage bag full of cheesy trinkets, fake flowers in baskets, old magazines and catalogues, etc. There’s plenty of clutter left, so I’m sure she won’t notice much of it is gone. 3 years ago
Like the ones at Our Town cafe and the long-ago Sally cafe in Victoria.
I think one of the secrets is to use vegetable shortening instead of oil so they grow big and fluffy, but up to this point I’ve never found a recipe that was good enough.
Edit: this website seems to have some useful info on leaveners in muffins, so I’ll link to it and read it when I have more time. 3 years ago