Suzy Homemaker that is…I always forget about the adjustment period after a baby is born. Well, I do actually remember but when they are first born it is actually easy to continue on with regular household stuff, then around 4 weeks when they start to wake up and start preferring momma over everyone else, then it gets difficult to get anything done. I feel like Marshmallow Taffy (like her new name? She’s soft, squishy and smells good, just like a marshmallow.) turned a corner this week. She’s been less fussy, sleeping longer and in her own bed during the day. I’ve actually been able to get some things done and it feels GREAT!
Iced Coffee…Pioneer Woman Style! This is still in it’s first phase, but I should be sipping a cold one tomorrow morning! Can’t wait!
Granola! A double batch even!
I even managed to pack up an entire box of chicken breasts from Sam’s Club! Most of them I just froze as breasts, but I did cook up a few for pizza!
I’ve also been doing laundry like a crazy woman. Last week my dryer stopped heating and my good husband spent his entire evening trying to fix it, to no avail. Then on Saturday he took it in and they were able to fix it $20.00. What? We thought we were going to have to buy a new dryer. What a blessing! Honestly it wouldn’t have been so bad since I love to hang clothes outside to dry, but the weather has been so crummy I couldn’t even do that. Laundry for 9 people piles up so quickly, especially with one bed wetter and one in cloth diapers.
Strawberry had taken over laundry duty at the end of my pregnancy and up until this week when I’ve been able to get my butt up and down the stairs fast enough to do the switching and folding myself. She still helps me get it started in the morning and when a cycle ends if I’m in the middle of nursing or something. It’s been so great to get all this stuff washed and more importantly, dried!
I’ve been ridiculed before for this “Suzy” life I’ve chosen, but I don’t really care, because nothing satisfies me more than seeing lovely jars of homemade granola in the pantry and clean, folded clothes in drawers and closets. It’s a good life, this Suzy Life.