Your life is not lying in wait in the future like a wild animal or some ominous destiny. Nor is it hidden in the heavens, like a paradise or promise. Nor is it shut up in the cave or the prison of your past. It is here and now; it is what you live and what you do. At the heart of being; at the heart of the present; at the heart of everything – in the great current of life, of reality.
Andre Comte-Sponville

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

**Domestic Dud**

Some women are domestic divas, but not me!  I'm a Domestic Dud!  I'm not great at cleaning, cooking, sewing, etc.  And the area I really suck at is....laundry!  Oh, how I hate doing laundry!!  This is what the laundry situation, normally, looks like at my house:

Yup, this is normal!  I let the dirty clothes pile up for a couple weeks, but once I, finally, get the stuff clean it will sit around in clean piles for days!  My kids will ask for a certain item of clothing, and I'll say - Look through the clean pile, if it's not there, you're out of luck!  Pick something else out!  So, yea, I'm a domestic dud.

Another thing I suck at is - entertaining!  I hate to entertain!  And it's not that I don't want my friends over to my house - it's just that it stresses me out to plan it!  Heck, it stresses me out just to think about it!  I worry about every little thing - it's, completely, ridiculous.  I worry about what to make, and if it's going to taste okay.  I worry about what we're going to do while they are here.  I worry about if they will have a good time.
We have friends who have had us over to their house a ton of times (you know who you are!), and I feel terrible that we've only had them over to our house, like two times!  It's, totally, rude, but I have such a hard time getting past my anxieties!  And, again, it's ridiculous because I know these friends don't care if my food turns out to suck!

What else?  Oh, also, I'm not one of those people who has a good stock of food for unexpected guest!  I buy only what I need for the week!  So, if people stop by - I don't have a little stash of goodies or beverages to offer....pretty much, all I'd be able to offer you is water, and, maybe, MAYBE, a saltine cracker!  So, yea, it's probably best that you don't just drop, seriously, don't do it!!

So, often, I wish I was better at all of this stuff.  I wish I could make myself keep up on the dang laundry!  I wish I loved to entertain.  I wish I could welcome impromptu visitors with open arms, and be happy that they've come.  BUT that's just not me - not yet anyway.  I'm going to work on doing better!  And I promise to have you - yes, YOU - over real soon! :)


  1. LOL Those of us who enjoy entertaining do not feel slighted :-) We make great friends because most of the time I would rather stay home and let others come to me!!!

  2. Well, that makes me feel a little better, but, still, I promise to have you guys over soon - when Dave's crazy schedule slows down!!