Monday, December 28, 2009

Housewife for a Week

I have to take mandatory “paid time off” from work this week (which, for the record, I’m 100% fine with). The only unfortunate thing is that Mr. has to work this week. So you know what that means …

I’m a housewife for a week!



Considering that I will likely always be a working wife (and sometime in the future, Mom), this “housewife” stuff is rare and uncharted territory for me.

I started of this morning making a schedule of what I need to accomplish this week and what events I have planned for the week so that I don’t waste my entire week blogging, facebooking, and catching up on my DVR.

My main activities this week will be:

  • House cleaning and organizing
  • Taking down Christmas decorations
  • Installing new software on my computer and doing some digital scrapbooking (The Mr. got me Photoshop Elements for Christmas!)
  • Working out (ugh, those holiday lbs)
  • Catching up on old emails
  • Errands (Target, Costco, REI)
  • Working on our wedding album (yes, I know I’m a year late on this)
  • And maybe if the Mr. gets lucky, a little bit of cooking


I’m also having dinner with a bloggy friend and meeting my Mom in Orange County for some shopping! So it’s not all work.

I'll also definitely have some new blog posts this week, so stay tuned.


Is anyone else out there a housewife for a week?

29 comments:

Heather said...

So nice!! Minus the no pay but I think I would totally be loving it. I am unfortunately at work (blogging ha)!!

Mrs.Olson said...

I would love to do that. I was a housewife last week. Lots of baking and what started to be cleaning time in the guestroom turning into a 2 hour nap.

Living and Loving in L.A. said...

I wish!!! Have a great week, sweetie!

The First-Year Wife said...

I'm home this week too, and I'm loving it! It's so much easier to get things done when I have some free time without hubby here!

Jen said...

I am I am! I'm trying to get some of the same things done as you this week!

Leesie said...

I'm a housewife for the week too! I'm calling it vacation but yes my campus makes us take unpaid days as well. I'm definitely doing a lot of the things on your list too this week.

ingrid said...

I am too! It's only been a few hours but I already feel a bit lonely. I'm planning on doing a whole lot of cooking, cleaning, and errands.

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

I'm impressed by your list! I will be even more impressed if you get it done! Haha. Whenever I'm off for a few days, I have all these great intentions...but keep saying, Oh I will do it tomorrow. Then tomorrow turns into the next day and pretty soon my vacation is up and I have don't a darn thing!

Ams said...

Wonderful!
Enjoy your week off... it's going to be divine :)

Linda said...

Nope, but hubby's home. I should convince him to be a househubby for the week. His plan is to play video games all week!

Meant to be a mom said...

How fun, Can your boss have a talk with my boss :)
I hope you enjoy your housewife time to yourself. That picture of the housewife is priceless.
Also have a good time with your blogger friend. How fun that you get to meet up with them.

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In this wonderful life... said...

I think your going to get a lot done! Have a good week :)

Brittany Ann said...

I am, too! Thank goodness, I can finally clean some stuff out work keeps me from getting to!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

I'm working Monday through Wed. But, last Wed, I took the day off and ran errands in a sweat suit all day long. I was the epitome of an OC housewife. Ha!

Rachel said...

That's so fun! Enjoy your week as a housewife. I'm off all week, too, but so is my husband. A little part of me wishes I'd have the house to myself a day or two!

Also, my husband got me Photoshop Elements also! If you find any good tutorials, please share! Have you seen the Jessica Sprague tutorial for digi scrapping? It's very helpful! Let me know if you need a link!

Patience said...

I am the housefiance for the week. I too have a list of things to accomplished mixed with some shopping and working out. It is a much needed break and I am enjoying every part of it :)

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Enjoy your week off! :)

Meagan said...

Have fun lady!!! During my maternity leave, I organized!!

Katie said...

have fun!

Tara Gibson said...

have fun girl! I need a week like that!

Snowflake said...

Enjoy your week off! I got to do that last week, I SO did not want to come back to work. Wish we could find a way for me to stay home all the time.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Have a great week and enjoy it!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

yay, I hope you have a fantastic week! Yay for some fun shopping too! I'd come have coffee with you if we lived closer=)!

Mrs. Dimple said...

I am! And for the record, I have NOT taken my PJs off yet today! haha! ;-)

Kimberly said...

I am a housewife all the time and loving it! Enjoy your week!

Lil' Woman said...

I wish I was home this weekk...sadly Ill be at work

Legallyblondemel said...

I have the exact same setup this week - and I'm loving it. It does take a day or so to get used to this pace, though - I keep thinking "Really, I actually have time to get that errand done?"

Hope you enjoy & have a good week.

Angry Julie Monday said...

LOL...you are too cute. I saw you were at So Coast Plaza via Twitter. We still need to meet up. I haven't even met Danica yet!

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