Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just call me "wifey" wanna be

Today started off is it's usual fashion as I stated in my earlier blog. After blogging I got up, dressed and pondered about what to do with my day. I use my scooter even in the house for energy conservation, so I was feeling pretty good. I decided to tackle the laundry. I have someone who comes in and cleans my house and does the laundry for us so Mark doesn't have to to everything on the few days he's actually home.

Anyway, as I said I decided to tackle the laundry. I sorted and started the load of towels. YEAH. I was actually doing something "wifey". (I always loved keeping my house neat and clean). I then came back, tidied up the dining room then relaxed until the washer buzzer went off. Still feeling pretty good I decided to do load two. YEAH, I was still able to be "wifey".

Feeling pretty darn proud of myself, I decided to scooter on into the master bedroom and tidy that up. By the time I was done buzzers were buzzing, so off I went into the laundry room. Folded the towels put the whites into the dryer and then scootered my way to the linen closet.

Nothing makes ME feel better about me than when I can tackle a household chore I haven't been able to do in awhile. While it WAS a challenge getting the clothes in and out of the dryer I DID IT.

After I put the towels away I realized I was feeling a tad tired. So, I sat on my reading chair, covered myself with my beautiful prayer blanket and decided I was going to surf the net. I woke up 2 hours later when the phone rang! Then I moved to the couch for another 2 hour nap with my blanket and cat.......until the phone rang AGAIN!

Uh oh....this means the whites are still in the dryer and the load of colors are still in the wash. Wonder if they will be OK until tomorrow when my caregiver is here???? LOL So much for being "wifey".


Webster said...

You did laundry - YAY! I know what effort that takes.

Tomorrow your caregiver can toss a damp washcloth into the dryer to get rid of the wrinkles with a short cycle, and your other load is ready to go. Overnight in the washing machine is okay - much longer? Questionable.

It's nice to be able to do things that are needed around the house, isn't it?

Kimberly said...

It is. Exhausting though! However, it sure does help the self confidence level!

Living Day to Day with Multiple Sclerosis said...

I am so proud of you. I love when I can feel like a wife and do the wifey things. The problem is that my kind of cleaning is cleaning out closets, laundry and throwing tons of stuff away or putting into boxes for Goodwill and garage sale. So even though I exhaust myself doing all these things.... Very rarely does my husband come home noticing what all I have done. Except for all the garbage bags I leave him around the house with post it notes attached saying take me to the garbage.

Good for you and congrats on all your accomplishments!!!!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh, if I tried to do HALF of your "wifey" list I'd be in bed for a week! LOL. When I told my husband what I did, he wasn't real happy with me. I understand where he was coming from, but it WAS something I needed to try for ME.