Doing what you like is freedom
Liking what you do is happiness
Since I finally have my own house it seemed like it is finally appropriate to write this post. I have lived in my home for about two weeks and so far it has been my dream house! You guys, this place has a dishwasher, a washing machine, a dryer and a ton of linen closets!! If you have been reading my blog, then you know those are pretty much the only things I wanted in my house.
I could not be more thrilled to live here with my husband which has made all the mundane tasks of housekeeping seem so much more fun. So here is my morning routine and to be quite honest, I have been having such a blast every day even though all I’ve been doing is boring chores.
I usually wake up around 8am. I’m not sure if that is early or late but it works for me.
Then I just lay around for a minute or two like everyone else and contemplate whether or not I actually need to get out of bed.
After I loose the argument with myself about why staying in bed all day is better than cleaning the house, I get up, brush my teeth, and make some coffee.
While I’m drinking my coffee, I usually check on my blog to see how its doing. If I have any comments or new follows I’ll reply and check out their blogs. This is also when I will write if I’m feeling creative enough.
Next I pick up the house and wash any dishes left over from breakfast or last night’s dinner if I was too lazy to do them the night before. I also wipe down my counters and make my bed because nobody wants to get into an unmade bed at the end of the day.
After that I will pick out my outfit and shower. I don’t think I need to explain this step of the day because everyone does it.
Then I put on my 5 minute face and decide what to make for lunch. If Mike comes home, its usually a little more elaborate but if its just me then I usually eat a sandwich or leftovers.
After that I take something out of the freezer to start thawing for dinner and I clean up after lunch.
Then my morning routine is over so I just sit around for a few minutes and try to read a blog post or two.
So there you have it! That is my morning routine and next week I think I will post an afternoon or evening routine. But you guys, I’ve been having a bit of a creative slump recently so if you have any ideas about what I should write about please feel free to comment and let me know!
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It’s official! Mike and I are homeowners!! We signed all the paperwork on Friday and were moved in on Saturday. By moved in, I mean all our stuff was moved out of our apartment and put into a pile at the house. I have everything unpacked except a box of books I kept from my college days and I honestly haven’t found a place for those to go yet so they are still in a box. I could keep talking about the process of unpacking but I already did in my other post Settling In.
Anyway, please excuse my rambling intro. Today I’m going to tell you all about some of the unexpected side effects of becoming a homeowner.
- It’s fills you with an equal dose of freedom and dread. – You can put the pictures wherever you want and nobody will tell you that you aren’t getting a security deposit back because you used picture nails instead of sticky hooks. At the same time, you’re responsible for buying and changing the lightbulbs when they burn out and all the lightbulbs will eventually burn out.
- Moving is tough. – I have mentioned this in other blogs but this is the third time my husband and I have moved in our first year of marriage. We pretty much have it down to a science now, but the process of packing up all your belongings and hauling them to an empty house just to put them away into unfamiliar places hasn’t gotten any less exhausting.
- It can bring you closer to your partner. – Of course I married Mike because I was head over heals in love with him and super close to him. However I would just like to say that this year has been packed full of experiences that have brought us even closer and buying a house together is definitely one of them.
- You will have to go to the store a lot. – So far we have been constantly making lists of stuff we forgot we needed and running back and forth to the store. I cannot stress this enough, budget in a little extra money for a lawn mower or hedge trimmers or a hammer? And any other things that houses need that apartments don’t.
- You will love your new house. – I obviously like my house or I wouldn’t have bought it, but the more time I spend here hanging pictures and making it more homey the more I support our decision to become homeowners and the more I love the house.
So there you have it folks! The 5 unexpected side effects of becoming homeowners that I have discovered in week one of being a homeowner.
Don’t hesitate to leave a comment about your housing experiences, I would love to know if I should be prepared for anything else!