Friday, April 30, 2010

Housewife in the 1950's

Not sure who they were trying to kid with this...
Enjoyable read.

  1. As a housewife of the 1950's you won't be required to hold a job outside the home. In fact you really won't be allowed to because it would be an insult to the male of the family for not being able to provide for his wife and family! So relax and buy a box of bonbon' s.
  2. Always wake at least two hours before your husband so you can shower, do your hair, put on make up and a really nice dress and high heels. You must always look your best when he see' s you first thing in the morning and never, ever have morning breath or look sleepy.
  3. Next cook a nourishing breakfast for the whole family. Stuff them with eggs, bacon, biscuits made from scratch, gravy, milk, orange juice and don't forget the perfect jams and jellies you canned all by yourself during the dog days of summer. Stuff them until they can't move and are sure to gain enough weight to be a battle ship in dry dock.
  4. Be sure when they are getting ready for work and their school day you have clean clothes out for everyone. Do not make them choose their own outfit. Silly woman, that's your job! Always make sure they are wearing the latest up to date styles so everyone will think they are keen.
  5. Be sure you pack a good lunch for them. For the kid's pack a good sandwich, chips, carrot sticks, cupcakes, fruit, a thermos of milk and a thermos of hot soup! Don't forget the note with words of love and support.
  6. Now it's time for you! First refresh your makeup and hair. Then start with cleaning the kitchen from top to bottom. Don't worry if the floors look clean enough because it's still best to clean them again so your family can make you eat off of them and not worry about your health.
  7. Now for all the laundry you must gather from each room in the house and start washing. Never dry them in a dryer. That is a waste of money when you can spend time hanging them on an outside line for the fresh air scent. When they are finished drying you will bring them in, sprinkle them with a little water and roll them in a tight ball so you can iron it all the next day. Make sure to keep it all in the laundry room out of sight of the husband and kid's. They deserve a relaxed life.
  8. Next pick up the living room, bedroom, and all other rooms in the house. Dust everything within an inch of it's life and vacuum all floors. Now clean the bathroom and scrub every surface for the fresh clean smell. You would never want your family to see anything disgusting in your bathroom and you really don't want the neighbors to inspect your work when they come to visit.
  9. Well, it's time for a break. Make yourself a light lunch of salad, no dressing and an apple. Don't want to lose the figure you had the day you got married. You know, when you were 18 years old, 2 less kids, one less husband and 20 less years! While you are eating you can watch your favorite soap opera while darning the socks of the whole family or creating lovely clothes by hand or polishing all the stainless steel you own. Never let the grass grow under your pretty high heels! Be productive while relaxing.
  10. The kids will be home from school soon so you must make sure you have made a batch of home made cookies with plenty of butter and sugar. A big glass of chocolate milk and their favorite TV shows while they do their homework.
  11. You will be making dessert for tonight, putting the dinner to cook of ham, fresh peeled and mashed potatoes, fresh green beans with beacon, more biscuits and lots of butter!
  12. Now all you have to do before hubby gets home from work is set the table, clean the rooms again, make the kids clean up and look cute as pie, refresh yourself with a new dress and different shoes. Evening hair do, nice makeup, a happy smile and NO complaints about anything.
  13. As he walks in the door you hand him the paper, his favorite drink, ask how his day went and then leave him alone for 30 minutes while you finish dinner, get it on the table and quietly announce it's time to eat.
  14. After he and the kids finish dinner you clear the table, wash all the dishes by hand, dry them and put them away, clean the kitchen again and look perky!
  15. The family watches TV together or plays a game, eats more dessert and then wanders off to bed.
  16. Now it's time for you to go to the bedroom, turn down the covers, fluff the pillows, take a quick shower and put on a pretty nightie, put on fresh makeup, do your hair again down this time and call for hubby to come to bed. You read while he relaxes and when he is ready for a little fun you will be just as ready and excited he is giving you his time. Oh,oh...he is tired now and finished. He rolls over, goes to sleep and you slip away to the bathroom to put on fresh makeup in case he wakes in the middle of the night and sees your face. You must always look your very best!
  17. Ahhh... peace at last. Now for the well deserved 4 hours of sleep before you do it all over again.
  18. Tomorrow is ironing day, baking bread day, going to the store day for anything the family wants and you will do it all as the lovely, skinny bride you were 20 years ago and with a smile on your pretty little face. After all you don't have to hold a job and support the family.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

37 Weeks and other Random Thoughts

Pregnancy Highlights:

How Far Along: 37 weeks, 3 days!

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 34 pounds

Maternity Clothes: The maternity clothes that USE to be comfortable, are now tight, too short, and too hot (since they are mainly winter attire!). Not planning to buy anything else since I've only got a little more than 2 weeks, hopefully no more than 3 left :o)

Best Moment this week: Falling asleep at 7:00 last night :o) Much needed rest!

Gender: It's A Girl - Emily Makenna! She weighed approx 6lb 1oz last week, so we will see what her birth weight is soon!

Movement: When is she not? It's an amazing feeling, although now it's so strong, and she moves what feels like her whole body at time.

Food Craving: (This week) McDonald's Tea, French Fries, Chocolate, and anything Spicy.

What I miss: Actually sleeping more than 2 hours at a time, comfortably.

Sleep: I usually wake up every two hours, or every hour to use the bathroom. If I don't have to use the bathroom, then my hip is hurting and I have to switch sides which is another whole process. Guess I'm getting prepared for 2 hour feedings :o) 

What I am looking forward to: Emily's arrival.. Counting down the days. It's soo close! I have plenty to do at work to keep me busy for the next 2-3 weeks! 

Belly Button: Oh my poor lil' belly button. What happen to you??

Symptoms: Exhaustion, Braxton Hicks, Lack of Sleep.

Other thoughts...

I'm so glad that today is Friday. It has been one LONG week. Whew! I have so much housework to do, but finding the motivation plus energy to do it is another thing!

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Friday, April 2, 2010

Mr. Sunshine Where have you been?

Happy Good Friday everyone! I took vacation today, and I'm so glad I did! Today was so beautiful. Spent some time out in the sunshine reading, and also had lunch with my husband. Laundry is almost all clean, ironed and put away. So not much cleaning will be going on at this house this weekend! Yay! So nice to have everything done before the weekend.

Excited about Easter in the Park this Sunday, 9:30a.m. @ Wilder Tower. Bring your chairs and or blankets!

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