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Thursday, March 13, 2008

My TOP 5

So I was going to do a TOP 10 like David Letterman, but really couldn’t think of that many things. You see, when we get our baby, life will be changing for us in many ways. I know, I know, no more sleeping in on Saturdays. And no more spontaneous date nights. But completely worth the gift we will have! So I have been thinking about my future adjustments, which will be a little more significant than Jeremy’s. I will be leaving my job, to stay home with our little one. Currently, I am up at 5:30 and we TRY to be out the door by 6:30am in order to get to work on time. Then after work, we’re off to the gym and typically home by 6:00 or 6:30pm (depending on how long Jeremy plays wally ball – such a sissy sport!) Just kidding babe, it’s manly! I am kind of a homebody, so those days really seem like long ones. And yes, our dog has been trained to “hold it” for 12 hours straight. She is amazing in that way and probably a little neglected due to these long hours home alone. So I am definitely looking forward to more time at home, especially with our new little baby. Jeremy, if you’re reading, thanks for being so supportive of this goal to have me home.

Anyways, here are some things I am looking forward to. Also known as my TOP 5.
1. I want to exercise in the morning on an empty stomach. I think it's more productive.

2. I want to have a real breakfast. By real, I just mean something other than a premade protein shake or cereal bar. Right now I go for convenience. But the thought of sitting down, even for 5 minutes, and having cereal . . . well, that would be wonderful!
3. I want to cook extravagant dinners daily. Now, by extravagant, I mean recipes that call for more than 3 ingredients. Currently in this area, I also go for convenience.
4. I want to do daily chores so that I don’t have to dedicate an entire day to a messy house. I can do a couple of hours of housework per day. Like: Monday - dust, Tuesday - floors, Wednesday - bed linens, Thursday – bathrooms, Friday – dust again (we are in Oklahoma you know. The dust is horrible!) Okay, so I know that I missed some of the household chores, but you get my point.
5. I want to finally be able to join a women’s bible study at church.

For all of you stay-at-home moms that are reading; there is no need to make comments such as, “yeah right”, "keep dreamin" or anything of the sort. I am hopeful to accomplish these things once we get into a routine. Yet I am sure you all have something so bright to share with me in your infinite wisdom. But I’ll pass on it and continue to be hopeful. :)


The Coopers said...

I do love your top 5! I did actually start laughing and then thought "I do get to do SOME of those things SOME of the time and love it when it works out that way!" I think there is nothing better than being a full-time stay at home mommy! Thank you supportive hubbies! So do continue to be hopeful, you will be great mommy. You know me, we run a pretty tight ship around here. You almost have to so you can continue be sane and keep everyone happy!! Love you sis!!

Amanda said...

I think these are all possible! There is lots to look forward to. I, personally, am looking forward to chatting with you whenever I want and am also wondering why that was not included in your top 5. Just something ot consider. :)

The Skains Family said...

I think those are definitely possible as well. Maybe not at first. When the baby first arrives you will think "oh my gosh, will my house every be clean again?!?!". But once life settles in I think these things are very doable. I can tell you, life as a stay at home mommy full time (at least with one baby) totally beats going to work!!! And it is so rewarding to get to raise your babies the way you want too. Praise God that He has made this a possibility!

The Skains Family said...

SO yes, it's more of a cackle, but she does just do it randomly. She will be playing by herself, or riding in the car and the she just laughs. It's quite entertaining!