October 7, 2012

31 Days: Days 6 & 7

Days 6 &7 couldn't have been more different from each other or from the previous days of this "challenge".

Day 6 was awesome.  It was easy to be a good wife.  I woke up, Jimmy had to work, and decided I was going to check some things off my to-do list {diapers and wipes} at Target.  Just as I was about to text Jimmy to see if there was anything he needed and ask if it were OK for me to buy a new pair of leggings, thanks to the hole I just discovered in my current pair, he text me and told me that while I was out I should buy myself something.  What?  Me?  But every time I've gone out for the past month and a half I've only bought for the other people in my family!?  So I said, "well good because I was just going to ask if it were OK to get a new pair of leggings" and he told me to get something else too!  WOOHOO!  Yep, it's indeed easy to be a good wife when that kind of stuff is being encouraged.  So, along with my $8 leggings, I picked up this pretty {and broke my shopping ban}.  So that was fun and super nice.

Sunday, day 7, that was a different story.  Sunday was hard for me.  I don't really know why, it's like I woke up with a chip on my shoulder.  Maybe it's because I knew that he was going hunting, leaving me to single-mom it to a birthday party or maybe it's because I went to bed later than usual but still up at the same time.  Either way I was in a foul mood.  

Jimmy cooked us breakfast while I got ready for church but then, instead of being thankful, I came out to find the kitchen a total wreck and it immediately infuriated me.  So, while he showered,  I spent the late morning cleaning up.  After church he offered to go get Subway for lunch {yay! nice!} and instead of sitting down to enjoy it I felt like there were a million other things that needed to be done in that moment when in reality they could have waited 15 minutes for me to enjoy a turkey sandwich.  Then it was all I could do to not scream, "so when are you leaving to go hunt?!" but I refrained.  I just sat on the couch and took a deep breath.  

So yeah, remember when you nominated me for wife of the year?  Yeah, not so much.  I still have a lot to learn.  A lot.


  1. Oh the damn hunting. I really should be a better wife too and not say anything about it.

  2. You are allowed...and entitled to have an "off" day. Dust it off and tomorrow is a new day. Thanks for keeping it real. I am certain you will get back on track!

  3. It's so hard to shake those grumpies. I feel that way sometimes that no matter what happens I can't find the joy or get past the un-joy mood I have. DH knows to stay away (it's usually a few days before my period comes- I hope not for you & baby Dew#2). I get so mad at myself at not being able to get past the mean me though. Sorry you had one of those days. You are not alone. It happens. And you can erase it tomorrow (especially since you refrained & you don't have to apologize hehe).

  4. Thank you for keeping it real and being a great example to us wifeys out there. It's not always easy but it's awesome to have husbands that are worthy of our effort and love.

  5. Sometimes when TTC I embrace the moody days. It gives me some hope because that's a good sign for me since I am super bitch when preggers (aka currently, haha). Obviously, doesn't guarantee anything, but gives it a positive spin which can sometimes help relieve the funk that caused it in the first place.

  6. I love the fact that you can admit you pretty much woke up in a bad mood. Lol I have lots of days like that.

    One of my kid's parents in my home daycare mentioned 'waking up pissed off' and it cracked me up and ever since then, I have remembered her truthful humor when saying it!

    Not everyone can be happy and joyful 100% of the time. All we can do is refrain from saying mean things. I think from what you said today, you held it back! Kudos to you! :-)

    - Lisa

  7. I often have days like that where I wake up annoyed with my husband- especially when he has recently gone on a fishing trip or something of the like. I think it's rooted in jealousy or something.

    I really need to work on that! your posts in this series are GREAT! Keep 'em coming!

  8. I really appreciate you doing this challenge. I definitely have a chip sometimes and get upset with my husband when he does things that are in fact helpful. Again thanks so much!