Monday, November 4, 2013

I love my house-husband

I am back working full-time and my husband has taken on the role of house-husband. Those who have read this blog before will know that I don’t cook much – well actually it’s a rare occurrence. It is fabulous walking into the house after the drive back from the city to the amazing aroma of something awesome on the stovetop or in the oven!

It’s me who now walks in and says, ‘Hi honey, I’m home’ and we still crack up. I’m the one who calls home before I leave town in case we need something from the supermarket. He has taken to his new role like a duck to water.

I am not good at housework but my husband is actually really good. I was in hospital many years ago at a time we were having a kitchen renovation and when I came home to a lovely new kitchen the kids told me that dad was actually much better at cleaning than I was. Some women may have been upset by that statement but not me. It has taken many years but now that he is taking time off work I leave him to it.
On the weekend we had a party at home. I usually spend the days before such an event cleaning everything within an inch of its life and stressing that everything will be just right. A complete waste of time and energy I know as the guests don’t care at all – they are there to have fun not check out my house cleaning skills. I left a list of jobs which I thought needed to be done and off to work I went. I expected the list to be thrown out but came home to a sparkling house. I was stunned - he had even cleaned the windows!
He even cooks for me when he won't be home. A few weeks ago he was going out before I would be getting home from work and I thought I would rustle up a sandwich or something for dinner but I arrived home to this series of notes. Even with me finishing off the meal it was delicious!

turn on oven and put the tray in!

okay I can do this

this was next to a bowl with cornflour mixture 
Not too much crocheting has happened as I have been reading lots. I have just started reading The Best Man by Dianne Blacklock. Three little books have been sent to my great-niece.

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