Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Marriage 501, Lecture 561: Sissyphus
SH and I have come to an agreement about housework, now that his huge project is over. While he was working on the project, I was doing all of the housework and cooking, although he did pick up the grocery shopping, the daily making of the bed and doing and putting away of the dishes from last night, and the picking up of reserved books from the library.
[Can I just saw how great the Milwaukee Public Library System is here? Everything is online. If I read a review of a book I want to read, I go to the library website, look up the book, and, if it is in the system but not at my branch, reserve it AND THEY BRING IT TO MY LIBRARY! That is so, so cool. And if I were running the library or the county, a benefit I would have to scrutinize very carefully because it's expensive. And should taxpayers be paying for that. But as long as my tax money has to go to crap that I think is stupid and wasteful - hello, ugly public art (or even pretty public art), then I guess I'll take this small benefit for moi.]
SH has also taken over the vacuuming in exchange for not having to clean the bathroom. I hate vacuuming even more than I hate cleaning the bathroom, so it works for me. One of the reasons I hate vacuuming is because it is a never-ending chore in our house. When I lived alone, without cats, I almost never vacuumed. Now, we could do it daily.
SH: Hey! I just vacuumed six days ago and now there is cat hair all over the place again!
Me: Welcome to my world.