7 Quick Takes #3 (Or random facts about me)

I love music. I think it can change the entire mood of the day to have peaceful or joyful music on in the background. I try to remember that when the day isn’t going so well, putting in a CD can make a big difference.

I love scrap-booking because I want to have memories of my children saved in an organized way, but between having a baby and trying to start an exercise routine and now the holidays, I haven’t done anything in that department for at least 8 months.

Not getting to said scrapbooking bothers me a lot and I feel depressed about it quite frequently. Whats even worse is that if things keep going the way they have been, I’m not sure how I am ever going to catch up.

My favorite household chore of all time is cleaning the bathroom. Yes, you heard that right, I love that the mess is contained in a small room, it can be sparkling in a minimal amount of time and after its clean I can close the door and at least one room in my house is perfectly clean for a short time. I think that my obsession with a clean bathroom stems from my several months spent hugging the toilet during each pregnancy. You sure notice how clean the toilet is when you’re that close to it.

My most hated (and therefore most neglected) chore of all time is washing dishes. I loathe it. I usually do the dishes once a day and STILL leave a pan or 2 on the counter “for later”. When my children are old enough to do chores, this is the very first one I am delegating.

In direct correlation to the above stated loathing, I have been known to hide dirty dishes in my oven if guests are about to arrive. This backfired one time when my hubby decided to make a frozen pizza (the full extent of his cuisine) and in pre-heating the oven succeeded in melting 2 mixing bowls and a spoon. That was the end of hiding dishes in the oven.

I am a confirmed homebody who would rather spend the night with a good book than go out to a party with people I don’t know that well. But if you do the work to convince me to go I usually enjoy myself greatly despite being exhausted afterwards.

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  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07363886412589745900 That Married Couple

    I don't mind cleaning the bathroom, but I hate cleaning the tub. I don't know what it is, but I don't like it at all! I don't mind doing dishes, though, so if you wanted to switch houses and cleaning chores for a day, I'm game! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13674332089949439989 Young Mom

    I would be willing to switch everday if we were neighbors! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17904858990740505588 Molly

    #6 is hilarious
    #7 I totally agree with! I've been going stretches of days without leaving my home except for getting the mail and it's lovely

    I can never seem to finish the dishes… its the only thing I want in my next home, a dishwasher (oh and a washing machine/dryer in my place).

  • http://becomewhatyouare.wordpress.com becomewhatyouare

    I think both y'all ought to come and clean my bathrooms and do my dishes! :) (I do have kids of chore age and I don't do dishes often and never clean the upstairs bathroom. The other 2 are my job, though.)

    I'm a homebody, too. I like to go and spend time with good friends or family, but big, generic parties are not my thing. Give me my knitting and my family and maybe a good DVD and I'm a happy camper! (well, I don't camp, but you know what I mean!)

    Thanks for stopping by my place! You have a lovely blog.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06374573594800663980 Kacie

    maybe you should switch to keeping photo albums for your kids instead of scrapbooking?

    Me too – I hate that the dishes are a never ending task, whereas most others I can finish and be done with for a week or at least a few days!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08553760391176072177 Joy

    I dislike dishes also, luckily I married someone who likes to do dishes. I'm also way behind on my scrapbooking but still holding out hope I will catch up at somepoint.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01659200420621854710 Maggie

    I love scrapbooking as well…but I am a tad bit behind. The last event I scrapbooked was a going away party for a friend when I was a sophmore…in high school…9-ish years ago!

    I love cleaning the bathroom too! My husband thinks I'm strange, but doesn't say much because he's thankful he doesn't have to do it.

    I also HATE washing dishes. When we looked at the apartment we live in now I was sold on it because there's a dish washer.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08075072259006322851 ~ Judy ~

    LOVE this list!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03888787690110614555 munchesmom

    I'm right there w/ you on #1, 2, 3, & 7. I'm so far behind on scrapbooking my munchkins. Thankfully I'm saving lots of memories on my blog!

    BTW – I have an award for you over at my blog. Enjoy!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14586469381231517883 This Heavenly Life

    I think that's why I'm not a big scrapbooker — because while I enjoy it and like the finished page, the guilt and stress I place on myself is too much. You're right: it's so hard to catch up if you fall off the wagon. It's like climbing a mountain instead of walking on the beach. Maybe I'll take Kacie's advice, and quit beating myself up. Besides — can't a blog count as really wordy scrapbook?! If so, we're good :)

    I loved your Random facts theme!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13674332089949439989 Young Mom

    Really my only goal in scrapbooking is to make a first year album for each of my children, but I haven't finished my second or even started my third. I am considering doing digital albums instead and then just putting the rest in regular photo books.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13674332089949439989 Young Mom

    munchesmom Thanks for the award! :) I think I'll save it till another quick takes since I just did 7 things about me today!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01095505820845580013 Rose Atwater

    Wow – I so agree on the bathroom and the dishes!! Thanks for commenting on my blog and I hope to see you again soon! Blessings, Rose

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10254315970336710941 CM

    I guess I never looked at cleaning the bathroom in that much of a positive light. It's definitely not on my list of favorite chores. Dishes is also not on the list. Uh, not really sure what does make the list now that I think about it!:)

    I enjoyed learning some random things about you. Good theme.