It's strange living in a new house even though it's a very nice house. Just a matter of getting adjusted to everything here and remembering where I put the butter dish and the bath soap. It's also strange not having to get up and go to work every day or even every other day as I've done for the past 3+ years. I have time--lots of time! Since we moved to town, I can run to the store in 10 minutes and not have to allow for an hour of drive time every time I had to come to town. I've been at ends wondering how I will manage all this time and use it productively. I've been known to
I've come up with a housekeeping plan that seems to be working pretty well. For my entire life, I've spent Saturdays cleaning house. As a girl, my sisters and I had the job of cleaning the house on Saturdays while Mom did the weekly baking. As a working wife and mother, I continued to clean on Saturdays and also do the laundry and shopping on the weekend as well. I'm afraid that without any structure to my days, I would put off doing these housekeeping chores until the clutter and dirt are overwhelming and then be faced with the daunting task of doing it all at once, as I've done for so many years.
The plan I came up with and have followed the past 2 weeks is to do one or two rooms every day, not spending more than 1 1/2 hours on housework. So far, I like it. You have to understand that I absolutely HATE cleaning house! Such a thankless job! It never stays neat and clean and you just have to repeat the same tasks over and over and over! I hate it! BUT, I can manage an hour or so every day and the house is staying clean! Every week, every room in the house is cleaned but not all at the same time. I'm thinking this is something I can live with.
Today, I plan on taking some pix of the quilting I worked on in Alabama and the commissioned quilt I began a few days ago and will post them soon.