Wednesday, April 29, 2009

I do EVERYTHING around here! Oh wait, that's you...

When JB and I got married almost 5 years ago, I was definitely the domestic side of the partnership. I did everything from the cooking, cleaning, laundry, home repairs, garbage, all the name it, it was somehow on my responsibility list. JB went to school and studied...that was about it. We had the typical arguments young newlyweds have as you figure out ones roles in the household and partnership. Me screaming "I do EVERYTHING around here!" was heard on a regular basis.

As the months and years went by, we started dividing up household chores a little more...JB took over all garbage and the lawn care. Since I cooked, he was then responsible for all kitchen clean-up (which morphed into loading AND unloading the dishes). I was originally responsible for laundry tasks but started demanding that folding and putting away clothes turn into a shared job....until JB started doing all the folding and putting away of clothes. I had always had an aversion to the sound of the vacuum (I know it is a strange pet peeve of mine) so JB took that over too. "When you finish vacuuming, will you go ahead and dust?" I would ask. JB would groan a bit, but usually get out the Pledge and paper towels.

Finally one day, not too long ago, I was going off one of my crazy rants when JB didn't do something I asked him to handle and I started to use my trusty tag line "I do EVERYTHING around here" BUT WAIT, I can't use that anymore.

I finally admitted to JB that he did just as much as me around the house (and at times, like during tax season, possibly more). I am however still the mastermind and supervisor behind everything. We were actually both a little shocked when we started to realize the shift of domestic duties. JB was thrilled I could never use that line on him again.

I guess there are two lessons here:

1. Yes, ladies, with a little persistence and time you, too, can move the household duties to your husband if you are sneaky and patient, without them being the wiser.

2. I have an awesome husband.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Popcorn, pickles and snow caps, OH MY!

JB and I love to go to the movies. It is very hard for me to watch a movie at home, as I am always thinking of things that I should be doing like laundry (okay maybe not laundry - that is a whole separate post), anyway I am always thinking about cleaning or organizing or working - so I can't sit still for 2 hours on my couch. BUT, take me to The Rave and give me a movie pickle and I'll sit for hours. JB goes to eat Snow Caps...nastiest candy ever and I think he is the only one that ever orders those. But at least the people he sits by don't have to endure the smell of his snack....unlike the poor unlucky souls who end up next to me and my Mr. Dill.

This weekend we saw "State of Play". Not a lot of hype has been about it, but it is the new movie with Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck. I usually see everything coming but this had some good twists to it and I would recommend it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Hello Friends!

Although this is my second post, I realized that I had not formally welcomed everyone to my blogspot, so welcome...the door is open, remember to wipe your feet on the mat (I like cleanliness) and come on it, take a seat and watch the show.

I hope this will become a place where friends and family can come to get updates on the going-ons of the lives of the three of us...JB, Sully and Me.

I can do that!

Strolling through a store or watching HGTV (one of my favorite channels), I am always spotting things that I am sure I could construct on my own. I was checking out the fantastic blog some friends of ours that recently had a baby (shout out to Liz & Ben and new Baby Kate) and thought "what a great idea! I can do that!". So here goes. I am going to try to start blogging!