Friday, October 30, 2015

Six months of housewifery: a review

I've officially been a housewife for almost six months. The time has absolutely whistled by, and I couldn't be happier with this new life. Not a single complaint. The Man is equally enjoying the fact that I'm not saying "I just need a day off!" anymore, nor has he had to endure my monologues about how terrible my day was or how a few of my coworkers are the Most Annoying People Ever. I have accomplished a ton, have plans for so much more, and can't wait to get out of bed every morning to work on whatever is before me.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

My New Computer: From Laptop Back to Desktop

I've had my own computer since 2002. In that time, I've been through three computers in thirteen years, so I feel like I'm doing pretty good buying machines that last four to five years before becoming outdated.

My most recent computer was a laptop. We purchased it in 2011. At the time, we were living in an apartment with our desks facing each other. We needed the ability for one of us--me--to leave the room if the other one wanted to work. While the laptop certainly performed well in various rooms of our apartment or house, it had one significant flaw: gaming. The laptop would run hot while playing a movie on Netflix, which was fine. It would be scorching if I tried to play Minecraft for more than fifteen minutes. Not fine.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Notions on Lotions and Potions

I. hate. lotion.

I hate the greasy, slimy, nasty feeling of lotions on my skin. I hate the smells, the itches, the sheens they create. I hate buying them, hoping that I will magically stumble on The One, the miracle lotion that I don't hate, but then reality crashes down and I am, yet again, a disappointed, greasy, slimy, nasty-feeling person. I even tried making my own homemade potion out of shea butter, coconut oil, and cocoa butter, but it was horrible and greasy.

My dermatologist, however, doesn't seem to care. I went to visit him recently for a minor skin condition on an arm, and he proceeded with a full exam (my arm is fine). He started asking questions about so-called dry patches, itchiness, and redness. He stared at my face and hands with seriousness. He pointed to my thumbs like they were diseased, "You have eczema!"

Saturday, October 03, 2015

On Lawn Mowers

The Man and I are not fans of yard work. When we bought our house, we were actually happy that the yard was considered "small" and "easily managed" by most of our friends and family. Less to maintain, less to worry about, less expensive.

Except it isn't. Coming from apartment living, any increase is a big increase, and we bought a house with about 1,000 square feet of grass. We were so unprepared.