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Random Thoughts of a Rookie HouseWife

Updated on July 16, 2011

Do you love House Work?

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Tackling the house

So, I posted a question about domestic crap. My house is not where I want it to be. I am new to the non work day thing and I want the house to look better/different. The problem is that I don't like house work. So naturally, the Rookie looks to more seasoned players for tips. I was looking for simple ways to do this crap. I really don't like house work so you may hear me repeat the word crap a lot. That is my frustration word of choice & no it does not substitute profanity. I am not really into the profanity thing although I was a sailor and have every right to use it!  I am throwing that in just in case I get beat up by this particular goal!

So here it is, 10:30pm and I am excitedly hubbing about another hub that was posted. The hub has really given me hope. This lady responded to my question with a link to her hub and sounds like my kindered spirit in the household department anyway. She found a resource that I have no knowledge of called FlyLady. I am using the series of hubs written about a 31 day, baby step program to actually follow the program myself. I am going to attempt this without having any first hand access to the resource. In the hub, which is well written and funny, the lady is a skeptic and really is full of hope while on the fence. It is a very familiar area for me when it comes to this department in my life.

Anyway, I am supposed to be going to bed to chaperone 2nd graders tomorrow, but first I have to clean my sink because that is the first step. The sooner I take the first step, the sooner this frustrating card carried predominantly by the female population will be over or at least at a tolerable, non-frustrating, easy to upkeep level. Lord, I hope that I can do this and that it works. Whew! As you can probably tell, I have all sorts of issues in the domestics area. I am a work in progress. We will see how this goes. As I write this, I am thinking about dinner, which I still have to put away, and I am dreading the thought of what is in my sink. I just am so grateful that they didn't start with clean the counter. That would take all night!  Just a random question, if I just buy the outfit in the picture, can I get out of the house work?  Had to ask.  I know the answer... off to the kitchen I go, CRAP!

Wish me luck!

Here is the hub that I read. I would love to hear from any rookie house wife sisters that maybe out there...


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      4 years ago

      I'd vote but I'm not a woman.

      Sorry for your loss.

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      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh how I miss the simple worries of my married life.

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      7 years ago from Central Florida

      RJS2010 - What I would give to hold the rookie housewife title again. Unfortunately, things have changed so much for me. I appreciate you reading my hub and commenting. Thank you.

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      7 years ago from North Carolina

      FUNNY! Just hang in there, you'll make it. Being a house wife is the hardest thing. I have been one for 11 years. I started at a young age. It is tuff but you will get the hang of it. Just remember to take time to vent, so everything doesn't blow up at one time.

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      7 years ago from Charles Town, West Virginia

      Oh my, too funny. This is so how we felt when we started the babysteps. I also have a huge pile of stuff to donate (plus I have to admit the trash men probably think we're moving from the amount of green trash bags I put on the curb every week now)since we started. Good luck!

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      Kathy Hull 

      7 years ago from Bloomington, Illinois

      This made me laugh...I'm so glad you are trying the BabySteps. I have about 10 trash bags full of crap to donate to charity this weeked...all from only doing a few minutes a day. Good luck to you on your FlyLady adventure. You know where to find me if you have questions or need support.

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      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Oh Crap, It says shine the sink, not clean the sink. I'll start tomorrow! Or Maybe it should be a weekend thing. I am not procrastinating! Grrr...

      I'll let you know what happens. Why did I find it so late...

      Still not procrastinating...goodnight.

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      Carla you know who 

      7 years ago

      Funny as heck, Lissette! I love it!


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