Friday, November 13, 2009

Domesticated

Over the last week and a half that I've officially been living on my own, I've been developing a routine.  I wake up at the same time each morning, I have classes and work from approximately 9:00-5:00 each day, and I do my chores and homework at night.  There is a specific laundry basket for towels, another for jeans, and one more for cotton things.  Garbage is taken out on Monday nights, and the bins are collected Tuesday morning.  Dishes are done on an almost daily basis.  Leftovers are kept no longer than four days.  Homework gets sqeezed in just before bed.  Dinner falls around six most nights, and is postponed when Kylie works late.

It may sound boring to all of you, but to me, having this normalcy is heaven.  Finally there isn't any more "going home on the weekends," forgetting things at Dad's, or day dreaming about having a place to bake.  At long last, I have a place to call my own.  :)  (I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful it is to finally have a kitchen.  Even with its limited cabinet space, I am thrilled.)

It's a lot of work keeping the place in order.  (Yes, Mom, you were right.  I did take everything you did for granted.)  But you know, I really don't mind it.  I love the feeling I get at the end of each day when I know that I've accomplished something, and it's amazing to watch my little house become a home.

So when I get home tonight, I'll be happily cooking another dinner, washing what already feels like my 1000th set of dishes, and starting yet another cylce of never-ending laundry, and I'll be pleased as punch about it.  I do believe, dear readers, that this one-time-CEO-wannabe has been thoroughly and effectively domesticated.  =)

It's kind of funny, isn't it, how life has a way of flipping your world upside down?

27 comments:

  1. i think it's great how much you're loving this!

    your laundry basket system astounds me. i throw everything into the same basket and 99% of the time am too lazy to even separate whites from colors when i put them in the machine. of course, when doing other people's clothes (brothers/parents) i'm a little less lazy.

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  2. Glad you're settling in to your new routine. You sound very organised!

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  3. Sarah, I'm sure this won't last for long. I'm making an attempt though, and I guess we'll see what happens. I know I'll continue to keep the towels separate at the very least.

    Kess, why thank you! :) I just hope I can keep it up. Lol.

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  4. Did you know I used to scorn people who relished normalcy and routine? You make it sound good. What I wouldn't give to have my own apartment and a challenging yet comforting domestic routine like yours, rather than be living in my parents' house and being shanghaied into painting the shed. Funny old thing, life, isn't it?

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  5. So how does it feel? do you kinda enjoy it, or do you prefer living with your man? :)

    loves

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  6. Postman, lol. I'm crossing my fingers that you somehow manage to win the lottery, get a house of your own with a staff of professionals that take care of the routine for you, and pay someone else to paint that shed. ;)

    Toothfairy: Oh, I'd definitely prefer living with Kyle, but as things are, it's great just to be out of a dorm and into something that's mine. He did a GREAT job of making sure I was well provided for before dashing off to Germany. :)

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  7. It certainly sounds upside down! I'm glad you're excited about living on your own, and stuff, but I don't think I'd last a day having to do all that work, leaving no time for TV, or video games! Then again, I am still thirteen.

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  8. It's amazing how much comfort can be derived from a home and a routine. Three more months until my lease ends and my boyfriend and I can move into our dream place. (And I too, will have a real kitchen again!) I can't wait! Glad to hear you are enjoying your new place :)

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  9. Ryan, I think Kyle could appreciate your perspective. He has a thing for video games...lol. For me though, the independence that I gain from being on my own is far worth the work it takes to keep things running smoothly. :) Eventually, I'll bet you come to the same conclusion.

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  10. *Jen*, that's great news! :) It'll go by in a blink.

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  11. Carrie, I finally moved into my own place (with my fiance) this summer and it feels so great! There is something wonderful and proud about making your house a home and keeping it YOUR way! Just wait till you and Kyle have your place together...it is like another world, another fantastic and wonderful world! xo

    PS my mother is coming to stay in Feb. for 2 months, that will be the real "test" to all my methods of cleaning and housekeeping...

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  12. well you are definitely the domesticated goddess these days and you're right keeping your own place in order is constant work.

    hope you have a fabulous weekend darling!

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  13. Victoria, I'm so glad to hear your move was a success! And I can't wait for my next one. Now that I feel like I can handle being on my own I am more than ready for Kyle and I to finally be together. :)

    bananas, I wouldn't say domesticated goddess...more like, domestic goddess in training. ;)

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  14. This is just wonderful! I'm so happy for you :)

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  15. There is nothing like having your own first place. I wish I could do it over. I was so unaware back then it is amazing!
    Please do me a favor. Would you go to my blog and “follow” me again? Because I changed my URL, I have lost many of my readers. I know you can still hunt me down, but this will make it ever so much easier on you. I will once again show up on your Reader and Blog Roll. I knew this would happen but needed to change to be more representative of who I am now. I think this is the best fix. Thanks for your time. If you have another solution, let me know! Thanky!!!!!

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  16. Clandestiny, thank you! :)

    Just Playin, actually, if you JUST change your URL, you don't lose followers. The links to your page on other blogs will break but that's it. Since you did restart your blog though, it does lose followers. :/ I'll refollow, just though I'd let you know.

    (I've been thinking of changing my own URL, so I contacted blogger support. That's how I discovered that info.)

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  17. I know (sort of) what you mean with it feeling great being able to live from day to day. The only problem I had was I didn't have enough energy (I have M.E/C.F.S) to see anyone and so I became lonely. I also found that I was so busy doing everything I had to do - cooking, cleaning etc - that I never did what I wanted such as baking and hobbies and my life became a little repetitive to the point of existing through it rather than living. Hope it goes better for you, though I wouldn't ever knock the experience.

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  18. Bethany, I'm sorry things didn't go so well for you. :/

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  19. A blog friend told me to come to your blog! I'm glad she did. I too am a military girlfriend and it's nice to read blogs of other girls who are. I will be hanging around here for sure!! :)

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  20. Amy, it's great to have you. Thanks so much for following. :)

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  21. Awe, it happens to the best of us. lol <3

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  22. oh i am jealous of your cheerfulness! i'm still a junior in high school and yet i watch HGTV regularly, day-dreaming of what my house will look like when i finally get my own....

    i can barely open the cover of a book before my mom's yelling at me to clean my room (even though the door is closed)

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  23. Polexia, you'll get to this place in due time. Don't rush it. It'll sneak up on you and you'll wonder where childhood/the high school years went.

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  24. You are one of my favorite bloggers so I'd really like to show my admiration by giving you an award! Come by my blog when you get a chance and pick it up :)

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  25. My life is so diorganized right now. I would so love to be in yours. :P

    Its so nice to see that you have got your routine and loving it.

    Someday i hope to say that. :)

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  26. Clandestiny, thank you so much! :) I'll pick it up as soon as I have a spare moment.

    Sonia, I'm flattered. Lol.

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