aelfie (aelfie) wrote,
aelfie
aelfie

  • Mood:

Nanny Chronicles

So, after finally feeling better on all my supplements, I've finally gotten enough energy to make some changes in my life to reduce my stress.

Namely, hire a part-time nanny. I hate the concept of it. But I am recognizing the fact that I need help taking care of these kids. So I did the research. Most nanny corps cost waaaay too much. So I found a website that connects college kids with families that need baby sitters (www.studentsitters.com) I posted a job, saying that I needed someone long term, 2-3 days a week, minimum of 6 hours a week, at a price I can (mostly) afford. Well, I hired someone.

M is a freshman at SJSU and has the energy to chase these kids. Yea! She started this week. And boy am I really enjoying it. So I admit, I'm not resting or sleeping while she's here. I'm cleaning the house. Why? I have a really hard time relaxing in a filthy house (and trust me, this house is really disgusting. And not just cluttered. Dirty. Bleh.) I got my bathroom and bedroom cleaned, I got 8 loads of laundry done, I got my kitchen cleaned, floors swept (which she did while the girls slept and Ike had a pout in his room) and I cooked dinner without hassle. I am really going to enjoy this.

I'm hoping next week that the weather is nicer so she can take everyone to the park. But we will see. I don't think it will take me too long to whip the house into shape, then I can start napping. Woo hoo!

My tasks for next week? Clean up the spare room, and the office. And more laundry, of course. We are having Christmas dinner over here and I want the house to look nice.
Tags: recent events, self
Subscribe

  • Thinky thoughts on the ROUS in my bedroom

    Immediately before noticing the wee beastie I took a basket of clean laundry Joe just brought in from the garage, and dropped it on the floor. I then…

  • ROUSs

    We have this infestation of ROUSs in our garage (so we thought). We put out traps, no dice. After a week we called a professional. He put out traps…

  • A home improvement

    I have this wall in my entryway. When we moved in I attempted to create a wall of initialed hooks. Cool idea. The hooks were too wimpy for the job…

  • Post a new comment

    Error

    Anonymous comments are disabled in this journal

    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

  • 2 comments