Thursday, January 21, 2010

Well, Since You Asked...

I knew someone would read yesterday's post and stir up trouble by asking what *I* do with my spare time.

Thanks a lot Lisa...the answer is "not a darn thing because I get Shane to do it all for me!"

Seriously, my daily routines have changed a little since he's been home. It's actually more difficult for me to find time to write blog posts and read other blogs. I'm still getting those things done, but not at my usual leisurely pace, because Shane wants time on the computer, too. (We only have one computer).

When I haven't been competing for computer time, I've been spring cleaning the house (3-1/2 rooms down, 2-1/2 to go), listing items for sale on eBay, preparing our tax returns, cooking our dinners and breakfasts, reading for fun and knowledge, and working on this afghan (I finally made it to the point I'm joining all the medallions together).

I've been planning menus, watch-dogging our spending, submitting applications for part-time jobs, organizing my craft supplies and playing lots of games (this game we got for Christmas is our favorite).

Also, I've taken more afternoon naps than usual. This happened especially during the coldest days of winter break when Kat was also home with us. We simply didn't keep to much of a schedule...we ate when we were hungry, we slept when we were tired, regardless of what the clock said. I told Shane that aside from the fact that Kat was home with us, it was a little preview of what our lives might be like when he retires. We're looking forward to it.


A.Marie said...

I like it when my hubby is home...he helps me out alot and there is always some house project that he wants to work on.

I totally agree with the retirement thing..I won't mind having him around! :)

SonyaAnn said...

You do a ton! My MIL says that work is like daycare for our husbands! I so didn't say that one.
I love that you did what ever you want and forgot about the clock for a few days. It is so rare that that happens here but it is such a gift!
Now, when are you coming to spring clean my house? Hate that job!!!

Annie Jones said...

A.Marie: It's hard to say how real retirement will go when it happens. I have my concerns, since I like to spend a lot of my time by myself. But if the past few weeks are any indication, we'll probably be just fine. :)

SonyaAnn: Forgetting about the clock was both weird and wonderful. I admit that I kind of lost track of not just the hours, but the days of the week, too.

Now that Kat is back in school, we have to get up, get her to school and pick her up from school at specified times. Everything else is still pretty loose, but just those three things tied to the clock makes our days a lot more stressful than they were a couple of weeks ago.

Lisa B. said...

lol! I'm so happy to see you get to take more naps! Take care of yourself.