Friday, October 8, 2010

The house is just not going to clean itself

You know when I first got laid off I cleaned my little heiny off. Everything sparkled. Everything shined. After all I was used to working for 8 hours a day, coming home tired and cleaning on the weekend.
I washed and waxed and scrubbed. It smelled wonderful in here.
Now... it has been over a year and I still do not have a damn job. Along with all the mental crap that goes with that my house is in failure mode too.
Yes... I see those tumbleweeds. YES... I see the cat hair. YES... I see that drool mark left by the dog eating it's cookie. But I just don't seem to really give a damn anymore.
I mean why should I. I will be home tomorrow and the day after and the day after and the day after that to clean. What is the big dang hurry anymore.

Horrible attitude I know but it is where I am.

It was kind of fun the first few months not working. But after that it just became boring. The only "people" I have to talk to all day are my pets and the ones that live in my computer. I find myself talking out loud at the computer. I find myself asking the cats how their day is going lol.
It might be different if I had kids but I don't.
I am just bored out of my freaking mind lol.

I found myself asking people at retail stores yesterday how much money they make an hour. I haven't done retail for a thousand years and it would obviously mean a HUGE HUGE paycut but at least I would be out of the house! The thing is I would need to make more then my minuscule unemployment for it to even be worth it and most retail places would pay me less then unemployment...however, it might be worth the human contact.

I have got to get my mood switched about the house though. It doesn't take long to clean. I just don't have the gumption to get up and do it. I would rather play Frontierville on Facebook :(

The last few days have been a flurry of switching dish providers. The honey went to watch Son's of Anarchy the other night and found that Dish Network had turned off that channel due to a contract dispute. He lost his mind. He ranted and raved and was just plain old pissed off. Within two days we now have Directv. I will say the ability to tape a show in the bedroom yet watch it in the living room is pretty darn cool. Other then that I don't really see any difference besides the giant ass new dish on the opposite side of my house.
See they couldn't put it where the old ones were. So as of right now we have three dishes on our house and look like we are trying to contact aliens. The two Dish dishes will be removed this weekend by the honey hopefully.

I guess I should go clean the house... .maybe I will read a new blog....clean a blog.... clean something....UGH

Oh I forgot that today I linked up here

And any new visitors that I probably won't get anyway.... you should check out the pictures on my two San Francisco with Sazy posts.


  1. This is like the fifth time I've heard somebody switch their Cable or Dish providers in the last few weeks! I hope your new dish service is cheaper than the Dish was.

    About cleaning house... I know I am the same way. I have to be in the mood. I have to have the energy to do it. I have to have the fire lit under my butt to get me moving.

    Here is a lighter!

  2. I don't think I'm ever in the mood to clean my house! I'm a new follower from 40 and over! Hope you have a great weekend!


  3. I hear you and know exactly where you are coming from. My house used to be spotless....Now, I really don't care. It will get cleaned when I feel like it.

    I am a new follower on google and networked blogs, I would appreciate it if you would stop over and check out my blog, possibly follow me back.

    I am giving away a Mrs Santa Claus Apron on Dec 5 to one of my followers.

  4. Hear ya big time! I call housecleaning one of my hobbies. I just haven't been interested in the hobby for quite a while.
    Su-sieee! Mac
    This and That. Here and There. Now, Sometimes Then.

  5. Hey Jody I'm sorry you were having problems with the button...which one was it?

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  6. You know what? I totally feel guilty about what a shamble, what a pigsty, what a complete and total mess my house is right now, ha ha. I think I'm just going to block it out. I always tell myself that is what teenagers are for (got 3), and that's what I get for tlaking to myself.
    Found you on Over 40 FF BH
    You had me at your photo header/dark and sad = intriguing!

  7. My husband and I planned, plotted, investigated before we sold our home and moved from an area we lived for 22 years. We moved just months before the economy took a nose dive and I was unemployed (no full time job) for almost 3 years. I don't know your back ground or age...but look up Americorps, they provide medical insurance and jobs for about $930 a month...not much but they are jobs in education, community, etc. If you have a Bachelors degree, many school districts are begging for substitute teachers...I wish you the best, I have been in your shoes. I believe God is amazing and in my own life, my mom had cancer, I could not have taken care of her and worked. Stop by my blog and visit at quiltingrannydotblogspotdotcom.
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  8. It sounds like you're putting a whole lot of pressure on yourself. Just because you don't work doesn't mean you have to become a maid. Not having a job is stressful enough. That dirty house will be there waiting for you when you start feeling better. :)

  9. Oh hunny I'm so sorry you are in a funk! I agree with you totally though. When I first became a SAHW I was all excited about the prospect of taking care of the home and working on crafts and other projects. But what I have discovered is that the longer time goes by with no calls for work, the less I feel like doing anything. It is like sinking into a dark abyss! So not fun! Too bad you are in CA & I'm in LA we could entertain each other during the day. ~Hugs...