Monday, April 4, 2011

So - What Do You Do All Day?

I get asked this question quite a bit.   I decided about seven years ago, at the age of 46, to sell my insurance business and stay home to work with my husband at his home office and his financial planning business.  I now work from home part time for him and do his marketing, advertising, and computer work.  So I tease, and when people ask what I do, I tell them I'm just Bob's trophy wife!  Yea, right!!

It has always been a dream of mine to be able to stay home.  I had a stay at home mother and she always encouraged me to work, have a career, and be able to support myself.  So I did.  But deep down I envied those mothers and women that were able to stay home.  I loved my career for many years, but I always wanted to be like June Cleaver.  I love homemaking, decorating, cooking, and just making a house a home.  I guess I've been very fortunate in being able to have both lifestyles.  I'm now a SAHW (Stay At Home Wife) and a SAHG (Stay At Home Grandma), and I love my life.   I'm busier than ever.  That's the part people don't understand.  Just because you don't work outside the home doesn't mean that you're not productive and contributing.  I know Hubby wouldn't be as good at what he does if I didn't do all that I do.  I could go on and on about this point, but I won't right now.

This is what I do.

My little office space in my kitchen, where I work my job for my Hubby two to three days a week.  And see the hand weights sitting there?  I'll do arm curls while I'm sitting and waiting for a download or something to print.  I'm the queen of multi-tasking!

Then there's the laundry

And the ironing.  Yes, I iron.  I still wash and iron all Hubby's work shirts, and I even iron my sheets. 

I clean all the floors

and dust.

Clean the toilets.  I have four of them.

Once a week I clip and print coupons and go through the store's specials and make up my grocery list. I cook dinner usually five or six nights a week.  We try to eat fairly light and healthy, so we don't like to go out to eat too much.   Every Wednesday I keep open for all my errands.  I really hate to have to leave the house any other weekday or I just can't get everything done.

Then there are my babies that go to the door every few hours and need to go out!  Little Fergie doesn't always wait for me to let him out, if you know what I mean!  He's such a little stinker!

This past couple of weeks we've also been remodeling our powder room.  I showed you the progress up to last week here.

Here's an update:

I got the towel ring and toilet paper holder up.  They are oil rubbed bronze and will go well with the decor. and sink and faucet that aren't in yet.

I just hung the new valance this morning.  It goes perfect with the paint and art work.

I found this crackled copper vase and filled it with thiss smell good stuff that I can't think of the name of right now (senior moment).  I love the smell and the colors were perfect.

I haven't even mentioned my hobbies that I keep busy with in the evenings and in my spare time.  I'm going to have to designate a separate post to show you what I've been up to with my knitting and quilting.  I've been pretty busy lately in this area.  I have a lot of new creations to show.  There's also my blogging and Etsy hobby. 

Then, of course, there's a lot of time spent with my family including my parents, my son and his family that live nearby and my precious grandchildren. 

So there.  I'm busy with almost every minute of my day filled but it's filled doing everything I love!  There aren't enough hours in a day for me and I can luckily say that I am never bored! 

Aren't trophy wives supposed to just be pampered all day and sit around eating bon bons?  Not this trophy wife!

Linking this post to Cielo's Show Off Your Cottage Monday


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