Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Clean slate.

So...I pretty much hate cleaning. My husband will attest to the fact that I HATE a messy house, but "lived in" doesn't bother me. However, being sick for three days and super busy yesterday has made for a disgusting house. I have 2 whole dishwasher loads of dishes, not to mention every pot and pan is dirty. I think to myself, I didn't even EAT anything for the last 4 days, how the hell did the kitchen get this messy? Oh that's right, my husband and kids are incapable of cleaning up after themselves!! Don't get me wrong, my husband does the dishes, his own laundry and really helps out around the house, but that's only after things get to my breaking point.
I have anxiety so the mess raises my anxiety level super high. I've got about half done by noon on a Wednesday, so I should be happy, but lord, I've still got at least 3 loads of laundry, vacuum the whole house and don't even get me started on the bathroom.

Aidan is being a pain today, I can't wait until he starts day camp and has something to do all day. I want to take the kids out to play at the park or something but I just have WAY too much to do around the house.So... I had to beg Aidan to clean his room. He finally did when I told him he couldn't play with the next door neighbor until it was clean enough to vacuum. So he did, and I'm happy, it will be a mess again in about 2 days, but whatever, at least he's old enough to clean it himself.
I will NOT do to my kids what my mother did to me. I don't want to come off as some slave laborer but they will definitely have responsibilities and chores around the house. I grew up in a two story house where my mother didn't have to look at my room but once a week. And about once a month she would come clean it herself. I remember when one of the neighbors neices came from Scotland and in the cutest Scottish accent she said "You have the dirtiest room I have ever seen!" And she was probably right. I guess maybe that's where my comfort from "lived in" comes, but my kids will not be having the same situation put on them. PLUS how happy will my son's future wife be when she marries a man who knows how to clean up after himself? :) I can only hope right?
Well gotta get back to the grind!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Job interview, round two.

So I had a second interview at Sterling today. It is the first second interview I've ever had. And the biggest thing I can take out of this is boy, it's sure a lot easier for men to get manly jobs than it is to get a simple assistant job. Resume, cover letter, references, applications, interviews, second interviews, correspondence, taking it up the rear, etc etc. Danny picks up an application, fills it out, turns it in, and has a job. Not my idea of fair. However, I think the job I'm trying to snag will end up paying me more than him. Now wouldn't that be a swing from the norm for the last 6 years!? ME actually making money, and to top it all off, more than him. I would die, and only rub it in his face once or twice...I think I deserve it!

Poor thing for him, he's sick and today was his second day at work, and I actually had to reschedule my interview yesterday to today because the sickness was rampant, dear lord. I don't think I've been sick so bad in my life! So I'm really hoping he gets better because the third day at a new job would not be the best day to call in sick.

AND Among all of this I'm trying to plan my son's 6th birthday, which is this Saturday, to say the least, I'm severely unprepared. But throughout the last 5 years I've put a lot of money, effort and thought into his birthday and sometimes it seems like a pinata and cake would have sufficed. So this year we're just going to go to the park, BBQ some burgers, let the kids play all day, get a pinata, and call it good. I'm sure he'll have a blast.