Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Home Sweet Home


I am home today and plan to enjoy being here all day! By that, I mean I have plans NOT to leave the house today. It is such a treat for me to be able to manage my day without leaving the house. Some of you know that my goal is one day, in the very near future, to be able to stop working outside the home and be a full time HOUSEWIFE! Yes, I said it.... housewife.... there is nothing wrong with that term and nothing wrong with being one!
Today I plan to pretend that I am one. My goals for today:
1. Clean up the porch area you see in the picture. It has been so hot that we have really neglected our patio. It is nice outside this morning, so this will be my first project.
2. Wash blankets, shower curtains, etc. and hang on the clothesline to dry outside today.
3. Shampoo the carpet.... AGAIN. These new little puppies are really working on the carpet. Yes, new carpet IS in my future!
4. Cook! This is something I don't do too much of these days. I plan to cook a pot of dried beans, potato salad, meatloaf, cornbread, and I may even bake something yummy today.
5. Decorate my front porch. The fern is just about dead and I am going to move everything and put out my fall decorations for the porch.
6. I may bring out my fall decorations for my livingroom. I have a pumpkin garland that I decorate my mantel with and have two spooky portraits of a Sea Captain and his wife that I use. (spooky, according to my family.... gorgeous to me!) I have a picture somewhere in one of my earlier posts.
7. Laundry, of course. There is always laundry to do.
8. I hope to semi-organize my pie safe. I have a pie safe that I use as pantry storage and it is very hard to find anything in there right now. I hope to get to that today.
9. I'll admit I have someone who cleans the house for me every other week. This is a luxury that I afford myself since I do work full time. However, there are little things that she doesn't do, that I hope to work on today. I think I will enjoy cleaning my own house again when I become a full time housewife!
10. Last, but not least, I do plan to get my daily nap in, too. This is something I wish I didn't do, but I can hardly make it through the day without one. When I'm at work, I always head for the coffee machine at 3:00.... my usual nap time!

7 comments:

Debbie J. said...

What a wonderful day you have planned Penny. Just what I would love to be doing. And I'm not ashamed either to say I want to be a housewife. I think its a lofty calling! Guess what, I use a pie safe for a food pantry too!!! Its old and was destined for the trash, but we rescued it and redid it. Its in my laundry room. Enjoy your day!!!!

Nancy Jo said...

Well Hi there PEN PEN, are you still awake? That was a good size stay at home list. But nothing I would rather be doing then staying home myself, well I have to go to the thrift, but that is just to bring more things into the house to play with. Love playing house, really hope soon that you can play house everyday.
Beautiful fall weather here, best we have had in years.
NANCY JO

ancient one said...

The reason you have to have that nap is because you get up too early. But you've always done that, so I guess that won't change. I hope you got some of those things done. I kept you on the phone too long, didn't I? LOL

yellowfarmhouse said...

Penny you had a lot to accomplish in one day - hope you were successful. I hope your day is coming soon that you can stay home also. I'm a housewife also and sometimes I feel guilty about it, but mostly I enjoy it.

hugs - karen

Beach Girl said...

No, there is nothing wrong with being a housewife. Enjoy your day!

Vanessa

Rose Mary said...

Sounds like a great day--I hope you got lots done. I love, love being a housewife! Hope it happens for your soon!

Nancy Jo said...

PEN PEN,
Forgot to thank you for the info on my thrift store bear decor. I knew they weren't new, but had no idea when or where they came from.
NANCY JO