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Monday, January 3, 2011

It's Gonna Be Alot of Work

I love a new beginning. A chance to wipe the slate clean and create something...better. When I started to daydream about what I wanted to focus on in 2011 it came to me pretty quickly. It stayed on my mind as I went about my daily life. It became clear how necessary it was when the holiday chaos had me living by the seat of my pants. It also helped when Dr. Hubby's crazy aunt went completely NUTS and bashed me all over facebook for no reason. And when I say "bashed" I mean she attacked me on all kinds of levels...wife, mother, daughterinlaw, homemaker, family member, and even my weight. It was ugly. I never responded and she has come out of it looking like a complete looney toon....which apparently she is.

Anyhoo. The word I have chose for 2011 is....


I know what you are thinking. How much more obsessed with the Real Housewives can she get? No, this does not mean that I am going to be auditioning for Real Housewives of my undisclosed state...although that would be REALLY cool. I need to focus on being a housewife...a homemaker.

You see, I remember being in school and everyone asking what you want to be when you grow up. I remember being in high school and feeling that if you weren't going to college to be something extremely fabulous you were headed down the wrong road.

"You aren't going to college?"
"Then what are you going to do with your life?"
"You are going to do something really important and huge in your life. You need college."

So I went to college. I have an associate degree in Office Technology with a specialty in medical.

Being a SAHM with a hubby that is a doctor REALLY distorts my perception of what I am doing with my life.

"Hi honey, how was your day?"
"Well, this guy had some symptoms and I discovered this rare condition and sent him to the hospital for a simple surgery that saved his life. How was your day?"
"Well, I did 2 loads of laundry that are still in need of being folded and reorganized the pantry so we can actually see the food we have."

Can you see how I might feel a little lacking?!

How about when you are filling out paperwork and they ask for your profession?! You say housewife...and they leave it BLANK.

All these things bug me. I feel very unimportant. Well, this year I have decided that I am going to find and embrace the importance of being a housewife. All things HOUSEWIFE! There are so many areas I plan to improve. I haven't been taking this job seriously...and it's time to make some changes.

I hope you all enjoy reading about my journey.

Bring on 2011!

What are your plans for the new year?


The Momster said...

First, don't you find that, sometimes, Facebook is really bad social media? I mean, people post things while they've left their brains snoozing on the pillow, having no idea how it will be perceived by other or the fact that it makes them look completely nuts? I have a cousin...she posts the DUMBEST stuff..it embarrasses me on her behalf.

Second, congrats on finding your word. There's a lot to be proud about in choosing to be a housewife. A home organizer. Home executive. You know that expression, the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world? Well it all started with the housewife.

I have the feeling the people of your undisclosed state had better watch out - there's a new housewife on the horizon and she's going to rule. :) Long live the housewife!

Cheers to you!

Kristina P. said...

I think it's good to embrace where you are in life.

And I have to say, those 2011 glasses bug me. I'm not sure why, but I am annoyed by they fact that they made a circle in the one. Carry one now.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Nah, You're raising a generation! Molding the lives of the young and impressionable!

That, my friend, is awesome.

And I like you glasses. :D

Shanda said...

You already have thee most important job in the world. Wife, Homekeeper and Mother. You are already fabo and wonderful. Maybe this should be the year that those around you notice and know this because we, you and I and all of us, already know this. Poke it down their sweet little unappreciating throats.
Facebook....thats a whole nother story right there. I am so embarressed sometimes with what some kinfolk put on there also. Always way TMI and it seems like they have no pride whatsoever in themselves or have any expectations set for themselves. I never comment on those type of post because truthfully I am embarressed and don't want folks to know I am actually kin to them.
If someone attacked me directly....um, not sure how I would handle that....prolly not good. Bless you for doing so.
Hope this is the best year yet for all of us and it will be a fun journey together.

Creative Mish said...

You have a great attitude and it is a lot of work being a housewife! I think you'll be fabulous at it! We all have our own talents and we need to realize we can't compete with everyone else. When I take vacation and stay home for a week just to do stuff around the house... I get so exhausted! LOL! And just for a a teeny tiny second.. think I'm ready to go back to work...

tammy said...

In my book, being a SAHM is the most important thing we can do. It's so important to create a place for our kids and families where they know they'll be safe, accepted and loved no matter what happens to them out in the world.

Sorry about your husband's crazy aunt. What is with people??

Garden of Egan said...

Wow! Don't you love crazy people? I do.
They make me feel normal.

Good for you! Homemaker, housewife.
You are doing the most important thing ever!

Unknown Mami said...

Well, from the small glimpses of your life I have gotten I would venture to say you are quite important.

Happy New Year!

Cherie said...

I love your word!
I have been a "/Mother/Homemaker" my whole marraige and I KNOW it is the most important job in the world. You are raising a future generation, teaching them what they need to know to be successful people who contribute to the earth, to society and to life and THE HOME is your classroom. I truly truly believe this with all my heart.
I always have called myself a "Domestic Goddess" and that is what I put on forms that ask my occupation - hee hee!!
I work part time for the school now but still consider my main job and my most important job Mother and Homemaker!
You will do great I know you will because you love your family!!!!