To catch you up: I've recently become a stay at home mom, and while I know how to cook (you didn't grow up in my house without learning at least the basics), my husband has been the one to really do the majority of the cooking for most of our lives together. So, I'm learning slowly, how to not poison anyone with my cooking. I'm not adventurous and I must follow a recipe meticulously. Like, I get flustered if I screw up. So, stressing out while cooking is a real possibility.
Well, so far so good with my cooking skills. I haven't burnt anything yet. Okay, I did but it wasn't my fault. I put raisin bread in the toaster, not realizing that my husband had turned the dial up, so they burnt. And okay, last night I almost had a disaster, but luckily, I fixed it. I had used 3/4 cup of cider vinegar instead of 3/4 cup of apple cider. Yikes! Ha ha, big difference. But I caught my mistake in time, thankfully.
I'm also beginning to understand why my husband never got anything done during the day when he was a stay at home dad. My two little 'helpers' aren't very helpful when it comes to doing household chores. Plus I've realized I need to start a loose schedule, not for the kids (they are already on a loose one), but for the chores, so I don't get overwhelmed. I've been looking at 3 full baskets of clean laundry (that need put away) for most of the week and I get stressed out looking at them. (I know, I'm a neurotic freak. But that's why you read this blog.) So I think I need to apologize to him for all the times I came home and felt disappointed that not more was done around the house. Now I feel really bad, because some days, I haven't done much of anything, and I still feel exhausted at the end of the day.
And I need to make a list of long overdue chores, like dusting the ceiling (oh my goodness, you should see the dust clinging to the rafters), cleaning out the office (doesn't help that I just brought home 4 boxes full of stuff from my office), throwing away old stuff, etc. That, I know, will overwhelm me and stress me out. Perhaps a room by room cleaning? Not sure. Maybe I'll wait a week to get settled in with my cooking first. LOL. And wait until the tree is down (Sunday, January 9!). Sigh, just thinking about it gives me a stress-knot in my stomach.