Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sad But True

This is a little bear who lives in my laundry room, but it could be a picture of me.  I'm not very fond of housework, it's so repetitive and so unrewarding.  When you clean something it stays clean for moments only.  I'd rather make a mess than clean one, cook, sew, crochet, paint  anything but clean.
 Mac said he'd never realized how unrewarding housework until he retired a year a head of me and spent a lot of time taking care of the house.  He said no matter how well you did something or cleaned something you were just going to have to do it again, and again and again.
I finished up my Christmas apron and my small Christmas quilt that I will put on the back of my couch next Christmas.  No close ups, I made too many mistakes, but I enjoyed making it and I learned a lot.
I cut out my next apron,  the material is denim with little flowers.  A bit sturdier than the Christmas one I made.
Next on my "to do" list is to paint the wooden train I got for Christmas, not sure yet what colors I want to use.


  1. I'm one of those odd women who actually likes doing housework and doing domestic things:) I've never worked outside my home since I got married and have never regretted the decision. I haven't turned into a cabbage either:)

  2. They both look very jolly!

    Well done you.


  3. I don't like cleaning very much but do like it when the house looks clean and tidy. I try to do a small job every day so it never seems too much all in one go, worst thing for me is vacuming and dusting:)

  4. I hate housework, it's there just to stop me from doing the things I do want to do. Lovely apron and quilt, you'll be all festive next Christmas.

  5. Rowan, I do like to cook, but regular housework is just frustrating, I do it and I have to do it again. When I worked I did what I could, now that I'm home all the time i feel guilty if I'm not cleaning,
    Rosie, I don't mind vacuuming, but I hate dusting, did it for the first time in forever today.
    SP and Jo thanks for the compliments

  6. I'm with you on the housework. The only reason I do it at all is that I couldn't stand life if I didn't tidy it up once in while. Much rather be crocheting (or cooking)!


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