Thursday, January 31, 2013

Power Hour

I have really been feeling like a shitty housewife this week, since the house was a wreck and I felt too tired to deal with anything housework related.  But, this afternoon I decided to implement a 'Power Hour'.  Basically, I set the timer for 1 hour, turned on an audiobook on my ipod, and cleaned!  It actually was quite effective!  I managed to get all sorts of trash around the house thrown away, cleaned off the floor, vacuumed, and unloaded/loaded the dishwasher!  I had 2 minutes left on the timer when I stopped it, because I had to get dinner started....but I feel like making dinner basically falls under that category anyways.  I think I may start to have a power hour daily, just to get things done around here!  

I've also got a job interview on Monday for a really cute bakery/coffee shop.  I doubt I'll get the job, as I'm leaving in 5 months and I'll be gone for the second half of April, but I figured it was worth it to go in for the interview.  

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Well, I had another birth this past Sunday early morning!  I worked from about 4:30 Sat. afternoon to about 4:30 Sunday morning...and it was exhausting.  I slept until about noon, then got up and made a delicious birthday dinner for my man!  After moving around it wasn't so bad, but waking up Monday morning...I was a dead woman.  I think the first week after working a birth is the hardest.  I have zero motivation and basically nothing gets done.  The house is a wreck, the laundry's piling up, and I've got errands to run (which I actually did today - yay me).  I know that I'll get to these things eventually, but there's nothing like some major sleep loss or a disruption in your sleep schedule to make you feel like a lousy housewife.  This situation is not helped by our old, worn out mattress.  I came to the realization that we really need a new mattress a while ago (our whole bed used to be my Grandfather's before he died 2.5 years ago, and I have no idea how long he had it before that) but I didn't realize HOW badly until I went into the Mattress Discounters today.  I laid on 3 mattresses...none of them had sinkholes in the middle.  I would actually be able to sleep without rolling into Jake!  I'm super neurotic, so I hate touching anyone when I'm trying to fall asleep and I think that if there wasn't a giant dip in the middle of the bed, I'd fall asleep a lot easier.  We also have sore backs all the time, and I think your mattress generally has something to do with that.

I really don't want to have to buy a new bed. But, it is so prevalent in my brain right now!  I can't stop thinking about it!  I want (and need) good sleep.

Is this being an adult?! Mattress shopping has never been something I've been interested in before...but heck, sleep is important!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!

It's a new year! 2013!  Forever in my mind as : the year I would have graduated college.  Whoopsy!

I still am not sure what it is I'm supposed to be doing.  It's all very confusing.  As of right now I'm just looking at getting a sort of Administration degree so that I can get a real job easier.

I decided not to make any resolutions this year, because let's be honest: they only last 2 weeks anyways!

On New Year's Eve we went out for Hibachi and it was delicious.  Here's some pictures of our last New Year's on the West Coast.  Huzzah!