Today I did all sorts of nothing. What is a holiday monday to a stay at home mom of a toddler, after all, but a day with an extra body around? Today was just a bit more of the normal, but for an extra day of snuggling in bed followed by a hearty round of Buttermilk Pancakes. Tomorrow I am back in the watch-what-i-eat-and-excercise-daily saddle, I swear.
Just a quick handy (handy… hahaha) tip for y’all today… If you’re doing housework of the ‘hot water’ variety, instead of using bare hands and drying your hands out, give yourself a bit of a treat instead. SLATHER on the HEAVIEST hand cream you can find and then slip your hands into some rubber gloves. Then proceed with the sticking of the hands into the hot water. When you’re done, instead of parched digits, you’ll have lucious soft hands instead. Delish.
I was reading backlogs of I think it was The Nester
today (while folding laundry and ironing the cat and all sorts of productive things, i swear it) and she had a post where she mentioned something about shortcuts and doing things wrong but still doing them and stuff like that. I am so 100% and unabashedly “guilty”, and I totally believe that it’s best to cut corners sometimes because sparkly superhumanly fast people don’t exist and if they did I’d marry one so he could clean my house.
This is NOT a confession, because I have declared this from the mountaintops at other places many times over.
I DO NOT SORT SOCKS. EVER.
Actually that’s slightly exaggerated. I sort DD’s socks into little pairs, but how hard is it to put the purple kitty socks together, or the pink spotty ones? And then my own socks are all identical, I sort those.
But DH owns about 60 million socks, and I just STUFF THEM IN A DRAWER. He can match them as he pleases. He can just be grateful that I touch his socks in the first place, as far as I’m concerned. lol. He has his own big gigantic drawer full of socks that I just dump straight from the clean laundry basket into the drawer.
I also only handwash dishes something like once a month. If it can’t handle the dishwasher, it’s not tough enough to make it around here. Except my espresso carafe. That I handwash.
Yet I am this anal-retentive psycho when it comes to my laundry (minus the socks.) Go figure.
And the books on DH’s bookshelf must be all standing upright. No lying down on the job, gents.
What do you shortcut on? And what are you psychotic about? Come on, we all have something.
Just because I can’t post without adding a picture… this is what I look like when I’m blogging or reading everyone else’s blogs. hahaha. Oh, hey, I think I might have a bit of a tanline going on there. When was I near sunlight? It’s ridiculous out here. Actually, I think I saw a bit of sun today, but I was too busy hiding from the cold and the wind to scope it out.