Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Retirement is great,mostly, LOL!!

Hi Everyone!

It's been so long since I posted. I want to post about our trip, and I want to update you on other things, but I am getting behind. So, I will try to do that very soon. But here is a post on you about life here now with Dave retired.

Things are good here, you know? Dave is a good guy and he loves me. But men don't see or understand that certain jobs have to be done other than weekly cleaning. Like I was explaining to Dave that I was going to have to Spring house cleaning. I told him I was going to start in the kitchen, and work toward my closets as I will be putting winter clothes away in a couple weeks. But I said, since he always wants to "help" me, I would like to do the kitchen cabinets, just a few day until they are done. I have done this every year for almost 47 years, but he hasn't been at home then! LOL

Get this: Dave looks at me strangely for a long time... then he says, "Well, Merry, I think that should wait until the weather is bad!!!!" Do you believe this? I try to explain that if I waited to do those jobs until the weather was bad, it wouldn't be called "spring" (& then "fall") housecleaning! I couldn't believe it. He was dead serious. It was actually funny. Men are aliens when it comes to the real running a house. At least most are. So, I did a few alone and will get them done that way. Dave thinks that dusting, vacuuming, floor washing and clothes washing & ironing are all housework entails. And he vacuums and does yard work, so I can it's not out of proportion for me to do everything else! I really think that before he retired he had no idea how hard I really do work around here! Do I have to be so fussy? No! That IS MY choice, I admit. I am not a casual easy going type person. Sometimes, I wish I were, but that's not me. I am very scheduled and regimented and those of you who know me well, know this. I wonder, what planet do you think Dave & all husbands came from? LOL Ah well, he's does vacuum for me and even folds clothes at times, so I can't gripe too much. I just thought it was sort of funny. I bet every retired couple goes through this!

Love you, one and all!


Missie said...

When my husband retires, we'll probally kill one another! LOL

Have a good rest of your week!

R.V.C. said...

Merry, it's lucky you can't see my home. It's not too bad, but don't open any closets--you know how they warn you on airplanes about the luggage compartments: "Items may have shifted during the flight." Well, items in my closet have a mind of their own, I tell you, and they don't need a flight.

I think you are a vanishing breed, Merry, but I only say that because I feel (slightly) guilty. My husband is unusual. He does lots of the cooking--lately, MOST of the cooking. He used to clean years ago too, when the kids were little, but I have sort of figured that one out. However, I do like to cook so if he wanted to swap back to cleaning...oh, never mind.

I think you and Dave are doing very well with the retirement thing, Merry. It's called compatibility. :-)

Jmoqueen said...

Awwww bless him x You should stick to your guns Merry and tell him when it needs doing ;)

Joann said...

Well, it's spring cleaning because that's just the way it's always been... but think about it... he's not really too far off. That kind of stuff should be done when people are STUCK in the house, snowed in, and can't go out ANYWAY. But I know that's only SOME of it... the windows and stuff have to be done in the spring!! OH well, I kind of agree with Dave, except that where I'm from it doesn't snow, I want to stay in more when it's HOT out, like TODAY, got up to 93*.. YUCK!!