Planning on a Long Marriage, That's what I'm Planning

I'm not what you would call a planner. I'm real good with just "going with the flow," "seeing where things take me," and I'm a notorious "it'll all work out kind of girl." Now Bear, exactly the opposite. He likes to make plans like weeks, months, sometimes even years ahead (He already planned an event on facebook for 12/22/12; the day after the world is supposed to end. You should come it's sure to be a blast.) ♪ Tonight we're gonna party like it's... two thousand twelve♪  (Prince) nope doesn't sound right.

I try to be supportive of the planning. Every week, we plan what needs to be done on the weekend, and every week when the weekend comes, I have every intention of accomplishing all the planned things that need to be done, but the weekend is just not long enough! Between reading, and movie watching, and eating (because you know calories don't count on the weekend,) all the other things just don't seem to get done.

Oh yeah, there's this other difference between Bear and us that seems to play a tiny part in what gets accomplished and what doesn't. You see, I'm an avoider, a procrastinator, a professional theresalwayssomethingbettertodothanclean-er. Yup, you heard me right. I HATE Cleaning! Let me repeat: I HATE CLEANING! But I love the Internet, I can't help it, I do. ♪ I hate myself for loving you, can't break free from the things that you do♪  (Joan Jett)

It's really a problem. I try to limit my time on-line, but there's always "just one more thing" or "just another 5 minutes." So this weekend while I found one more thing that had to be done right then: Bear mopped the floors, did the laundry, washed the rugs, took out the trash, marinated the chicken, loaded the car for Goodwill, and, swept the patio!  No Ladies, you can't have him ♪ The boy is mine, not yours, he's mine ♪ (Brandy/Monica)

I'd like to say that this was all because my back was flared up this weekend, which it was, but, it wasn't. Nope, I have to admit that he just cleans more. He does, I admit it. There, I said it.  "knowing's half the battle" *said in my best GI Joe voice* and I'm okay with winning half the battle. Because "it will all work out," "the chores will wait for another day," "our house is not dirty it's lived in" though that might be because of Bear cleaning. :o)

Now to plan for this weekend. There is so much to do around the house. We really do need to minimize. We have yet to get in the attic. It's my turn to plan and everything will be done! I'm jumping on board and there will be no Internet until the day is done!

Because this weekend we'll be in St. Augustine for our 18th anniversary, well, unless he plans to kill me first. ♪ I used to love her, but I had to kill her ♪ (Guns-n-Roses)


  1. I'm fine with doing small chores, but getting me to do anything big, like clean our closets or reorganize the attic. Yea, it's pulling teeth. I'm the convincer that it can be done another day, a rainy day, when the baby is sleeping, when she's awake, etc. I have a hat full of excuses.

  2. Happy 18th anniversary thats awesome!!

    So me and my bf have a very similar roles as it seems you and Bear has. I have the same slight internet addiction that you described and I HATE cleaning too. However, you are better than me about it because it seems you do actually clean. Me? No... my boyfriend does it all. He is the cleaner and I am the cook, I get the easy job.


  3. *Happy Anniversary to you, Happy Anniversary to you, Happy Anniversary Dear Amethyst Moon, Happy Anniversary to you!*
    That being said, er, uh, sang, I have a website you might want to check out? I also hated cleaning, but I have been using this site for a couple years now with positive results (oh and it's completely free, not like free except for the fine print).
    Much love!

  4. I absolutely hate cleaning. Hate it. I'm waiting for a self-cleaning house.

  5. I also HATE cleaning! Luckily the hubs helps clean the house and do laundry so it is a little bit easier! Love your blog! I am a new follower!

  6. I wonder how long it would take my kids or hubs to start picking up after themselves if I just ignored all chores guess is years!

  7. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! 18 years is fantastic!

  8. Ya know, my spouse is sort of the same way...the man cannot sit still! Thank goodness everyone else has noticed that too, so at least I don't come out looking so one else can keep up with him either!
    Happy 18th! This is my 18th year also!


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