Friday, January 27, 2006

Back to work

Today I went back to work and listed some fabrics on ebay. I have been doing this for about 4 years now. It's a great way of making some pocket money whilst still being around for my kids. However the whole thing has become much more difficult since baby number 3 arrived 10 months ago. Today she is teething and is tired and grumpy but will not sleep. She also wants to be either cuddled or to stand up, not in her baby walker but outside it whilst holding on to it. Her baby walker moves and she will fall flat on her face so I have to secure it with my foot and have her standing up in between my legs whilst trying to type on the keyboard with one hand. I also have to make a beef stew and dumplings and wash 4 loads of very muddy overalls for Paul as his laundry man let him down and the overalls are needed for a kids party on Saturday. Amazingly I managed to list 28 or so fabrics, made the stew (it was yummy) and washed all the overalls but I am finding the house and housework to be overwhelming. I know I am sooo lucky to live in this beautiful house but it's so big and gets so messy. I fantasize about having a smaller neater house but we are not neat people. To have a tidy house would mean giving up my addiction to charity shops and boot sales. I would also have to stay home and clean more often instead of meeting girlfriends in town for coffee and shopping. I dreamt about mice last night. We had hundreds running around. I was perched up high somewhere looking down on all these rodents and our cats were just playing with them like old friends, eeeek!!!

I hope you all realise that my domestic goddess tag is very tongue-in-cheek. I'm with Trac, I am more domestic slut than goddess. Remember that 'Dull women have immaculate houses'. Pin It


euro-trac said...


tlc illustration said...

I've also heard it said that "An immaculate house is the sign of a mispent life". I couldn't agree more!!! (Well, maybe unless you have a whole slate of paid help...) :-)