Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.”
Ach. I am TIRED. I’m not sure if it’s just…it’s Thursday and I’m tired, or the June thing is making me extra tired.
Quick rundown of the day: got up, made the bed, donned my skirt and applied make-up, passed up my beloved Bojangles yet again, went to work. I went out to dinner, but it was a sit-down dinner, so that’s allowed. Came home and fed the dogs, did a run-through of the house to straighten up, started baking. I made a dozen blueberry muffins and two dozen brownies and wrapped all the muffins to put in my basket. The muffins are going to work in my super-cute basket for teacher friends and the brownies are for one of my classes. I washed all the dishes and cleaned off the countertops. Laundry is all done, kitchen is clean, house is straight. I’m going to do floors tomorrow.
Then, I had to sit down and work on jobs two and three: answering emails from students, posting announcements, and the like. I also had to put the finishing touches on a sales contract for an acre of land I’m purchasing and email a friend about a baby shower I’m throwing.
I talked to Jeff tonight and mentioned I was tired, and he said, well, you know, June didn’t have as many responsibilities as you do. You don’t have to do ALL this stuff.
But I want to. I want to show that it can be done. It’s a personal challenge to myself. I wanna see that modern woman is BETTER than June bc we can do the career(s) AND the home stuff. At least to an extent.
On the other half of our experiment, Courtney’s husband is getting a little suspicious. He asked her this morning, upon being greeted by another breakfast prepared for him when he got up, what she wanted. Essentially, it was the old joke, “how much is this gonna cost me?” I’m really curious to see what he says in a couple weeks. But obviously, he noticed the difference in just one day…and really liked it.
So far I haven’t cheated or broken any rules. I didn’t do the full hour of exercising today but I am SORE from yesterday. I did fifty squats and twenty-five crunches so I can say I did some time. I may do another quick set before bedtime.
During the thirty days, I’m going to be posting some information and research about what life was like then, and what it’s like now, marriage facts, divorce statistics etc. To start off on that, here is The Good Wife’s Guide, an article rumored to have appeared in a magazine in the 1950’s. You can read about its authenticity here, from the good folks at Snopes: http://www.snopes.com/language/document/goodwife.asp
Alright, it’s 9:30 and I have cooling brownies to cut before going to bed. Good night!