28 June 2012
procrastination, pathetic, performance & positivity
When you are a housewife, your key performance indicators are housework & a happy family . . . it's easy to let things like neat storage slide, when you're busy. I run my family like a business, "housework & child maintenance" = my job description. I am prone to the odd poorly timed housework manic tantrum . . . i'll empty the kitchen bin for garbage day & decide the whole bin needs to be scrubbed immediately - stainless steel must gleam again & be sterilised . . . in the middle of cooking dinner!! Ditto when i go to replace a toilet roll . . . it might turn into a complete steam clean of the mirrors, shower screens, floors & toilet.
I surprise myself when i let things go & sabotage my control . . . hidden behind clean cupboard doors - disaster lurks - even with stark reminders like when i haplessly reach for a baking tray from cupboard-of-mayhem & six trays coming crashing with it, i put off sorting it out. My husband innocently opened a kitchen cupboard last week & our favourite quiche casserole dish & my beloved Donna Hay Royal Doulton footed cake plate rolled out together & smashed with my heart. Procrastination, i loathe you, stunting housework achievement.
My husband is just home from 4 days in Brisbane, collecting uniforms & clothes to 'move back in' with us for 6 months. He asked me to do 3 things while the was away - sort the kitchen cupboards, make room for his clothes in the walk-in-robe & complete my tax. Tick tick tick.
I rediscovered wedding gifts & restored order in the kitchen cupboards; found clothes i had completely forgotten about including a gorgeous grey knit for Winter; + some invoices from my business to be paid . . . i saved & made money!!
I'm an educated & independent woman, yet i avoided fuelling our new car for 3 days (& drove the old Landcruiser) because i'd never put diesel in a car before. Yes, i used to work in the oil industry, pathetic!! So i practised how to open the cover & cap (i've been stuck with new cars before at the pump, on my knees, trying to work out how to freaking get fuel in) so i was fierce with pride at the service station yesterday. I said to the attendant "that was the first time i put diesel in a car" & he could have said "are you the Queen or something" but he was so friendly & asked "would you like to know what kind of alpine diesel you just used" which was music to my chemistry loving ears!!
Canberra Airport might fly all sorts of important people to our nation's capital, however, last night while we waited to collect my husband after 9p.m., it was absolutely empty (i was still swabbed for explosives at security though, tee hee!!)
So my middle girl broke out into dance, to entertain the guys in security, with a performance!! I really should look at getting the girls back into ballet.
I have totally gorgeous girlfriends in my world, who send surprises just to say hello & they're thinking of me. Stacey from Sheep's Clothing is an all time fave blogging gal pal with serious knitting skills. Look what she sent me for my recuperating wrists this Winter, beautiful & so warm, with thumb holes - she thought of everything!!
Jane from Life On Planet Baby is working something fulfilling in her world, a little etsy store filled with handmade goodies inspired by her love of stationery.
Her pieces scream positivity. What a lovely collection of her wares, the book even has a lovely inscription too, so incredibly thoughtful, thank you Jane!!
Some weeks are such a mixed bag. On Thursdays, i would religiously post about something i had sewn for My Creative Space, instead today i've been making a lasagne from scratch - pasta made with our own hens' eggs - i'm busy on a very different scale right now out of the studio & i'm loving it, especially the time i'm spending with my husband. Love Posie