Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanks a million!

Thanksgiving time has arrived! I love this holiday that allows me to take a break from my overly-hectic life and count my blessings. And boy do I have a lot to be thankful for. Although my daily life is super-stressful, I make sure to tell God what I am thankful for each day.

I am thankful for:

  • My relationship with Christ, through which I am continually blessed
  • My amazing husband, my best friend
  • Our beautiful son
  • Each and every family member who enrich our lives
  • The freedom so many lay down their lives for
  • The complexity of life
Without these blessings I would not be the woman I am today. And for that I am continually thankful.

I LOVE comments! Post a comment to tell me what you are thankful for this holiday season.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Thought for the Day:

The Horrible Housewife's Dog has OCCD - Obsessive Compulsive Cleaning Disorder

My dog, Saki, cannot stop cleaning things. Seriously. She cleans herself, our chairs, our floors, our living room rugs.

How did I end up with a compulsively clean dog?! At least one of us cleans regularly...

Horrible Housewife Confession: I am thankful that dog cleans my kitchen floor. If someone has to, I'm glad it's her and not me!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Tag, You're It!

Tag, Anyone?

My new bloggy buddy, Lauren, started this fun little game. Since I'm always up for a good time, I decided to play along.

Okay, these are the rules -

  • Link to the person who tagged you.
  • Paste these rules on your blog post.
  • Respond to the following prompts (in bold).
  • Add a prompt of your own and answer it.
  • Tag a few other bloggers at the bottom of the post.
  • Leave "Tagged You" notices on their blog/Facebook.
  • Let the person who tagged you know when you've written the post.

1) The best investment you ever made:

As much as I complain about this old house, I truly love it. I love the charm and character it possesses. Our home can be a cozy, inviting place. I'm so glad we bought it and are giving the old place a new life.

2) If you could’ve written any book, directed any movie, and composed any song, which three would you pick:

These are just a sampling of my all-time favorites. I have so many it was hard to choose!

Book: Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll. I am inspired by his overwhelming intelligence and creativity.

Movie: Steel Magnolias. Even though a large part of the story is sad, this movie/play is a testament to the power of women.

Song: Into the Mystic by Van Morrison. No matter where I am physically, every time I hear this song I am transported to a calm, soothing, romantic setting in my mind.

3) Weirdest quirk:

I become totally engrossed in electronic games - video games on the Wii, stupid little time-wasting app games, computer games, you name it. I cannot do anything until I beat the next level.

4) One wish immediately granted:

My house would be completely finished, interior designed by HGTV designer Sarah Richardson.

5) Most expensive hobby:

I have OCTP: obsessive-compulsive trip planning. I am addicted to going on vacation. I like to spend my free time researching the next fun place to visit, then I beg and plead with my husband to take me. That's when it starts to get expensive! ;)

6) An inexhaustible gift-card at which store:

This one was tough for me. I can't decide between Barnes & Noble or The more I think about it, I'd probably go for Amazon, just because I can get darn near anything I could ever need or want - and then some - from that site.

7) In another lifetime, you’d be:

Anything that inspires others to do good.

I Tag: Lauren, Brandy, The Girls over at the 6, Jamie, Megan.

Have fun with it!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The House is to Blame

It's the house's fault it's such a mess all the time, not mine. Seriously. I'm not trying to blame my lack of housekeeping skills on the house...okay, maybe I am... Let me explain.

Super Hubby and I bought this old farmhouse a little over three years ago. The place was in shambles when we bought it (which is why it was so cheap!). We were looking for a fixer-upper and boy did we get what we asked for! Before we could move in Super Hubby had to completely gut and rebuild the bathroom. While he was working on that, I painted darn near every other room in the house. We ripped out carpet and filled multiple dumpsters full of crap.

When we finally moved in, we were so overwhelmed with all the work that still needed to be done that we just shoved boxes full of stuff in places that made no sense. Three years later and I'm still unorganized. Now this disorganization has become a monster that is eating my house room by room. Because we live in an old farmhouse we have no closet space. And I don't mean "Oh, I have closets, but I could use a few more." I mean seriously NO CLOSETS. I guess back in the late 1800's the builders didn't foresee how much useless crap the people of the next century would accumulate.

And don't even get me started on the kitchen. I do not have a pantry. At all. I have to store my boxed and canned goods on the spare kitchen sink counter. Yes, I have two sinks in my kitchen. WTF? They could build two sinks a hundred years ago, but not closets?!

So basically I have this huge old house full of crap that has nowhere to go. I need a serious organization intervention. I watch HGTV all the time and drool over the beautiful closets and storage units other lucky homeowners get all day every day. And yet, I have none. And don't even give me that "do more with less" line. I love my useless crap dearly!

Horrible Housewife Confession: I pile clean clothes on top of my dresser (and other places in my bedroom and laundry room) when my dresser drawers are full. This irritates Super Hubby beyond belief, but I can't stop!