I want to be a SAHW*

It was tough going back to work yesterday. Mostly all I have on my desk is some file management stuff and bills to pay. So I basically did a whole lot of nothing yesterday.

Immediately after work I went home and changed into my “gym” clothes and headed to the fitness center. I felt awkward going in since it’s been forever since I’ve been in a place like that. It was a good time though, since there were several empty treadmills and ellipticals. I got someone to explain to me how their ellipticals and treadmills worked, locked my swim stuff in a locker and went back out to the ellipticals where I lasted all of 3 minutes at a crawl. It picks your knees up higher than what I’m used to and it was very uncomfortable. I wanted to stay off my heel, but I want cardio, so I hit the treadmill until Kahuna got there. I kept my HR down below 75% max (what my tri-advisor ordered) and did a comfortable high speed walk for 20 minutes.

Once Kahuna got there I changed and met him at the pool where I did a 50m freestyle WU, 100m pull buoys, and 50m freestyle CD. I was pooped and hungry. Can’t wait to do it again tonight. I have a free fitness assessment to do when I get there tonight so depending on what the PT has me do, I may only get in a structured swim. We’ll see. I know I can’t do any hard core exercises since my ab is still hurting every now and again. D*mn adhesions!

Too tired to stitch last night. I did think about it several times, but never got the energy to get it out. I think if I didn’t have to put it away each night because of Harley (oh the joys of puppy mentality) I would have stitched some, but I mostly sat there icing my heel after supper (baked chicken and some left over dressing).

I want to be a *stay at home wife. I loved my long weekend. Was all domestic and all. When people ask what your dream job is, I always say SAHW. I know I have a practically brand new degree, but I’ve been working off and on (mostly on) for 25+ years and I’m ready to stop. I never used to enjoy housework, and I guess you can say I don’t “enjoy” it now, but I don’t mind it so much and I like puttering around the house. I also like the ability to go wherever I want, whenever I want. I wish I could do the grocery shopping during the week, early in the morning. I wish I could go to the fitness center early in the morning, and take some of the classes they’re offering. I wish I could sit and stitch during the day. I just wish my job didn’t get in the way of so many things. I always figured I get into the “career” mentality once I had my degree, but it just isn’t happening. Kahuna has told me I can “retire” when he does, but I worry about that, and trying to live here. I guess this is the downside of a 5-day weekend 😉

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0 responses to “I want to be a SAHW*

  1. I’m with ya. I’d love to stay at home and do housework. I’m really tired of my job, and I can’t think of one that would interest me.

  2. Oh if only I could find a woman who would let me be a SAHH!

  3. I’d love to be a SAHW or SAHM. I’ve been working for 27 years now – I’ve done my share!

  4. Hi Terri, Thanks for visiting my blog! I am just taking a tour of yours and getting caught up. Love your dogs!
    I hear ya about the elliptical. I bought one last year for my home (because I was too embarrassed to exercise in front of other people). I could only do one minute on the darn thing at first. It was not the greatest design either. There are several different styles of elipticals at my Y, and I just kept trying them til I found one that was comfortable for me. Now I can do 10 to 15 min. at a time.
    I am a SAHW(widow, not wife) who is bored to tears with this lifestyle! I’ll trade you. 🙂

  5. I am SO with you on wanting to be a “SAH”er right now. I did SO much cooking and cleaning over the long weekend and I didn’t mind it a bit. I’d love to be able to pick DS up after school and spend the afternoon at home doing homework, etc, instead of rushing to do it all after work, and do dinner and all.