Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Edited To Add:
PC is wonderful and a super helpful around the casa-- -most of what is ahead is me putting stress on myself to keep everything "perfect". He is great about doing dishes, laundry and battling our vacuum. (and i am sorry if I led anyone to think he was otherwise!)I just need some time to learn how to let go of perfection. I need to lose myself in some quilting or knitting. I just kinda need a "day off" from it all.

I know I owe you some photos and some others, pattern notes. All in due time. This week, I need a posting break. There's a lot going on right now and with the holiday, work, and just life, I need a little me time this week.

I don't know if it's stress from all of a sudden being more responsible/accountable to another person, but I'm really starting to feel a lot of "stuff" at home. That's pretty much all it is now, a jumble of "stuff" and I need to sort it out. We haven't hit a "groove" yet in our situation, there's still a lot of "do you like your socks folded like this or like that?" and well, I just really need to wrap my head around some of it.

I need to knit. I need to sew. I need some me time where I don't have to make dinner and do laundry (PC helped with the laundry last night,thankfully b/c my brain wasn't into it.) and be Suzie Homemaker. I need some Mini time and I don't know how I am going to do that. So, I will be on and off the blog for about a week. If I owe you an email or pattern notes, you will have them. I'm working on that tonight.

Thanks for understanding! And feel free to comment or offer up any sage advice from anyone who's "been there, done that"--- I am a big believer in the power of experience. :)


  1. When Number Guy and I got married, we had to make some adjustments since we'd both been living on our own. Time and open communication works miracles.

  2. after 11 yrs of marriage, i just learned my husband doesnt like sandwiches cuz he doesnt like bread....???? wraps have saved us!
    :-) being a bread lover, this is weird to me....

  3. Perfection is pointless, yes, just relax - remember to breath, and don't sweat the small stuff. (and everything is small stuff)

  4. >"do you like your socks folded like
    >this or like that?"

    I don't know... my point of view is more like, "I'm folding your socks for you, you'd better just be grateful unless I'm doing something that REALLY bothers you" :)

    (but I had it easy, because my husband had lived on his own for years before he met me, so he was used to doing things for himself)

    But mainly -- COMMUNICATE as much as you can -- discuss things before they get out of hand and someone's upset. And have fun!


  5. You know I think the first year of marriage/living together is the toughest. I know it was for us. The funny thing is that Greg and I were roomates a year before we started dating. Moving in together as a couple is a whole new thing.

    I think the most important thing is to keep an open mind, and to make sure you tak about everything.

    I am sure you have heard this advice, but don't go to bed mad. Make sure you work things out before you go to sleep. Of course you can't always do that, but making the effort will go a long way.

    Do I sound like an old married woman :-)