So what did I do on my first day of not working?
Lemme see… I woke up at 8:30… had some toast, made hot chocolate (soo much cheaper AND better than my daily stop star.bucks…
Kissed Josh bye when he left for work… Then I decided to be miss domestic and I made bread. From scratch. and it was yummy:
It was a cinnamon bread recipe and oh so good… I usually make bread with my breadmaker, but this was my first normal loaf. Oh, and by “usually make bread” I mean “rarely make bread”.
Tomorrow I am going to attempt pumpkin bread….
I also painted these totes:I ordered the totes from ecobags a while back. They are canvas/hemp and super cool. They are about the size of those reusable bags you get from the grocery store but how much cooler are they? The owl’s eyes & wings and the elephant’s ear are hand-stitched felt… look for them on esty soon!I also snuggled with my dogs on the couch and watched bad tv….Tomorrow I have to go over to my old store to drop off my keys and pick up my paycheck. Thank God it isn’t my last check… I still have this week, vacation, maybe sick time, and disability coming to me over the next 2 months…. Josh keeps making comments about me being “unemployed”… Technically I still have a job…That’s pretty much it 🙂 I am slowly dipping my toe in the housewife pool. So far the water is nice and warm, but totally alien to me. I guess I will just get used to it!
Looking back? I have been a housewife for 5 years. I feel like I am getting better at it, although it isn’t (and never will be) that cookie-cutter 1950’s homemaker that I thought it might be.
What’s changed? Everything.
When I wrote the above post I was about 4 months pregnant with my twins. They are heading into 5 years old headfirst now. Instead of an apartment I bought a house. I started a business. But one thing is missing. My doggie Lucy (pictured above) is now gone from my home since being put to sleep last May. There’s really not a day that goes by where I don’t think about her. But overall? The pros outweigh the cons. My children are happy, healthy, SMART. My marriage is solid. I have a roof over my head. I have good friends and family.
I should make more bread though…