One word of the English language I really dislike hearing:
Yes, it must be lovely to be married to one’s house. . .
Truly, that word implies that any “sane” house would have divorced me by now, due to abandonment, possibly even “infidelity”. (After all, being military we’ve lived in 11 homes. . .sometimes moving into one while in possession of another. Not including all the temporary housing we’ve been forced to reside in while waiting to find a home.)
Some homes we only lived in for a few months. . .possibly we could call those “annulments”. . . you know to make me look better to future prospective houses.
Most likely though, my houses are “dissing” me to all their neighborhood croonies about the neglect they suffer. Because I despise cleaning.
How come there are no “househusbands”? I mean there are men who stay at home. Do they have to say they are a “housewife”? Betcha they check “other”. But woe to the woman who stays at home and checks “other”.
I checked other one time, and then during an “interview” the person asked me what I meant by other. When I explained it the goober scratched out my answer and put ‘housewife’.
I’m not keen on “stay at home” either though. It implies you’re a hermit. And also, people expect if you stay at home that you keep it quite clean. (Which I have all ready told you I’m not keen on doing!)
I suppose I could claim being a “personal tutor”. That’s a good one. A “tutor” isn’t expected to clean. Tutors tend to have a “light” income too, which I most certainly qualify for!
Sadly though, this “tutor” needs to fit in not only the daily schooling but also cleaning (of “workspace” AKA entire house), and some errands to pick up some supplies, plus a run to my “favorite” of all places — speech class.
Oh, I’ve got about 6 hours of cross-stitching done. I’m tempted to post a picture, just for my own edification of how far I can get in less than a year.
Part of me is tempted to take a picture of the ruined stitching just to show you (as I realize most people have a morbid fascination about these things). . .but part of me can’t bear the thought. . .the latter seems to be more “determined” than the former.
Ahh, but on a more positive note. I’ve almost got all the Christmas decorations put away. . .