Saturday, September 11, 2010

I Need a Wife

OK, I admit it. I got very spoilt when Tony was not working for a year...not in the monetary sense, but in the fact that he did the housework, cooking and errands. I just had to go to work every day...Now not only is he back at work, but is on the road all week. I have to run my own errands, AND cook AND clean. Well, the last two weeks have been an eye opener for me in many ways. I realized how much I appreciate Tony for all he does/did. I also realize just how much I did when he was working (I work full time as well). Like most of us, I shouldered the majority of the duties around the house, and now we have  come full circle. Please don't think I am whining...well maybe I am a little...I just have realized although last year was a tough one in many ways it was pretty terrific, too. I think we got closer in our marriage and I also think we now know we can get through anything as long as we have each other.

My big issue is when I have to do this:

 when am I going to have time for this:

and this????

The pile of fabric loveliness was purchased from Nicole at Sister's Choice Quilts when she had a stash buster sale a week or so ago. I love this line of fabric (Leaving the Century/Barbara Brackman and Terry Clothier Thompson). I made my niece pinwheel quilt from it quite a few years ago and have always regretted not having more of it.  Now I have lots and will need to make plans for this. It will be a quilt that I keep just so I can caress this fabric every day.

Now, off to vacuum, and let me tell you with a Golden Retriever, not vacuuming is not an option.


sunny said...

Well, until you mentioned the Golden, I was thinking, how much cleaning should you have? Especially if Tony is gone all week. My hubby is starting to talk about retiring, but I tell him that until he agrees to do all (most) of the cleaning, cooking, and laundry, that I won't let him retire! I'm not going to work all day and then come home and do all the rest, while he does nothing. So far, he hasn't retired. LOL!

joan said...

I can relate very well to what you are saying... what I ask myself is how did I do it when the kids were home????

Cindy said...

but I bet you wouldn't trade your Golden Retriever in for and all...LOL

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

So, so loved this post! It is wonderful that the two of you came closer together in tough times! I think you need a wife too LOL! So do I for that matter LOL! I usually clean really well one week - then just do a lighter cleaning the next (to sneak in a bit of sewing)! Can't wait to see what you make with that gorgeous pile of fabric!

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