Archives for: April 2007, 06
Our house is now up for sale. That means that at any moment the phone can ring and a realtor can ask us to leave, so the house can be shown to a potential buyer. It also means that every time we leave the house, it must be in model home condition.
This impacts the BTD in two ways. First my stress level - which has been high enough since we started planning to move last fall - has increased exponentially. I think I am a consistent and good house keeper, but keeping a house that you're living in looking like a model home is a lot of work! and a lot of pressure!
Second, I decided that the best thing to do was to pack my lunch every morning when I pack my husband' and daughter's lunches. If I get a call and have to leave the house, I will have something healthy to eat. I won't be stuck grabbing fast food in order to get to school on time. Plus, if I pack my lunch, then I get the dishes finished right after breakfast, and I don't have to re-clean the kitchen until dinner is over.
Packing my lunch has been interesting. Normally I tend to graze in the mornings. I grab a few carrot sticks or a piece of fruit if I get hungry. If I'm cooking one new vegetable to go with some leftovers, I often eat one half of my lunch as I stand at the stove cooking the other half.
Now my lunch is ready ahead of time. If I get hungry, I drink some green tea and tell myself to wait until lunch time. I sit down and read a magazine while I eat. It's very relaxing. I have no intention of continuing to keep a perfect house after we sign a contract. But I hope I do continue to pack my lunch.