in which I describe my Saturday morning off

So Matt’s been having to work on Saturdays lately, which means that I’ve been by myself all morning. I’ve been doing such a good job of keeping the house clean lately that there wasn’t much cleaning that needed to be done today. After convincing myself to get out of bed, I showered and made some coffee, then walked up to the mailbox to get the paper. Didn’t spend too much time reading it, but did see an article about a pastor who’s using MMA to evangelize, which totally gives me the creeps. Ever since Matt made the comparison to ancient Rome and all their blood sports, the “sport” by itself gives me the creeps… not to mention using it for evangelism. That doesn’t even make sense to me.

But anyway. I cleaned the litter boxes, food and water dishes, and the bathroom. Well, I cleaned 50% of the bathroom. Also made the bed, swept the floors, and washed the dishes. None of this took too long since, like I said, I’m much better at cleaning up after myself. It’s a paradox that I don’t even understand; I’m so much happier when everything around me is clean and I hate clutter, but most people think of me as being very messy. I feel more comfortable living with Matt than living with other girls, maybe. He doesn’t care how I decorate the house or where I put the dirty towels, or that I prefer to use dish clothes over sponges. He’s almost messier than I am now. I’ve changed a lot.

So yeah, after cleaning all that, I wrote some checks and paid a bunch of bills. It’s always so satisfying to pay bills and not feel stressed out afterwards because I don’t have any money left. I mean, there’s not a ton left, but it’s sufficient. I might even go to World Market after Matt gets home to look at the sale they’re having on wall hangings. I could use something to go above the bed.

Sorry for the rambling post. But not that sorry!

Did I tell everyone that we’re hooked on Lost now? Yeah, we’ve made it through season 1 and are on episode 4 or 5 of the next season. Hulu has ALL the episodes, and will until 12/31 I believe. On a related note, we went to pick up the laptop yesterday (ethernet port had stopped working; it was still in warranty; we dropped it off several days ago to get it fixed), and ended up buying some laptop speakers to go with it. They’re actually pretty decent speakers and help a lot with watching Hulu (specifically, Lost). I know you were dying to know, so now you do.

So you can see how clean it is….

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I'm a young, childless widow who is trying to figure out the best way to deal with the world in light of my late husband's suicide. It's harder than I ever imagined it would be, but somehow at the same time I am still alive and even happy sometimes.

2 thoughts on “in which I describe my Saturday morning off”

  1. I think your house looks lovely! I used to be messier too. I’ve always been organized, but now I want things clean as well. Maybe it’s part of growing up and nesting when you get your own place? What is the doll house in the living room?

    BTW, I love ramblings. They’re the best kind.

    Lets do something soon!


    1. Mom and Dad gave me the dollhouse (it was a kit; Dad and I built it together) for Christmas several years ago. Got lots of furniture as Christmas presents too.

      We should do something soon! I’m off on…Thursday, I think. I’ll double check that.


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