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    House Cleaner?

    DH has headed out to our place in Wyoming and will be gone for a month. So this week off I am going to pretend I have a house cleaner and just spend the next 7 days quilting!!!!! When I go back to work I will be mad cause the house cleaner never showed up and hope she shows up on my next 7 days off. I will put all the blame on her. That way I will not be mad at me. Here's to quilting, cookies and chocolate. With cookies and chocolate there will be no dishes to wash, so at least the kitchen will stay clean.

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    I love it when I get a vacation like that! My husband is very easy going but I still like it when I have the whole house to myself. Only problem is any more when others find out I'm going to be alone they think I need company and come over, invite me to dinner, ask me to babysit, etc. I'm not going to tell anyone again until AFTER he comes back!

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    Enjoy it, you are lucky. My husband would want me to come. He even wants me to go with him to get a haircut. He traveled a lot for work, so now that we are retired, he's making up for the time he was gone. I think I have less time to quilt now than when I worked!
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    My Husband and I spend all put 12-14 hours a week together. We have been married 51 years. I can sew all I want with him there.
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    Don't get me wrong. I love my DH of 31 years. I have to stay here and work while he is retired and building our new home in Wyoming. It is over 700 miles from where we live now so I can not go on my days off. He totally supports my quilting. It is just I am home alone and having some fun time doing what I want the most. That is to quilt. Believe me I miss him.

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    I have said that the reason I like some alone time is because I know Mr Stitchnripper will be back. Just a change of pace.

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    I love my DH too but its easier to concentrate with an empty house. I too value the rare days when I get the place to myself.

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    Call a cleaning service to come in for a day. Ask them to do a couple heavy jobs you don't like to do, or can't manage to do on your own, that way you will still be able to quilt AND you got a job or two done on the heavy cleaning list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    I have said that the reason I like some alone time is because I know Mr Stitchnripper will be back. Just a change of pace.
    That's funny. I will have to remember that one. Don't feel so alone now. Unfortunately he even sneaks in when DH is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stitchnripper View Post
    I have said that the reason I like some alone time is because I know Mr Stitchnripper will be back. Just a change of pace.
    That's funny. I will have to remember that one. Don't feel so alone now. Unfortunately he even sneaks in when DH is here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangquilts View Post
    DH has headed out to our place in Wyoming and will be gone for a month. So this week off I am going to pretend I have a house cleaner and just spend the next 7 days quilting!!!!! When I go back to work I will be mad cause the house cleaner never showed up and hope she shows up on my next 7 days off. I will put all the blame on her. That way I will not be mad at me. Here's to quilting, cookies and chocolate. With cookies and chocolate there will be no dishes to wash, so at least the kitchen will stay clean.
    I never get mad at me for sewing instead of cleaning---------hubby is another story!
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    HAHA!! Love it! Enjoy and HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Great idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangquilts View Post
    Don't get me wrong. I love my DH of 31 years. I have to stay here and work while he is retired and building our new home in Wyoming. It is over 700 miles from where we live now so I can not go on my days off. He totally supports my quilting. It is just I am home alone and having some fun time doing what I want the most. That is to quilt. Believe me I miss him.
    I do not envy you building a home 700 mi away. We did it 5 years ago but neither of us were retired. What a night mare!! Glad he is able to oversee the "project" himself. As for you .... well quilt on!! Can not wait to see what you accomplish!
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    The ONE time a year the house gets a GOOD cleaning is before vacation because we have someone come to stay at the house to pet sit and I don't want her to be grossed out! Haha! Other than that, it's sort of a 'lick and a promise' as the saying goes!

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    Ohhh enjoy !!!!! Love it when the DH takes off for a while and I have the whole place to myself and my dog !LOL No one to clean up after but ME and oh yeah my dog!! I can crochet, sew, quilt, watch tv and no interruptions (honey when will dinner be ready? what's for lunch ? etc....LOL). Ahhh yes the life ..
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    I give my house a lick and a promise (to do better the next time?)(fingers crossed)!

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    I feel the same as many do here. I miss him when he is gone but I enjoy the time alone, less picking up, cooking, laundry etc. I can get so much more done by myself, but yes it can get lonely. Yes it is hard to got through the whole building phase. I hope you are getting a very special craft room in your new home. That's my dream, a special craft room, so I don't have to pack and unpack my stuff. Or having my dining area utilized by my stuff. I have a long table and at one end is my machine and pile up my tools and supplies at days end and we eat at the other end. Can't wait to have my own room. I know I would craft more if I didn't have to dig things out of my bedroom closet.

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    Oh yes, it has a craft room. It is 16 x 28. DH already has his shop built. He knew better that to argue about my sewing room. Besides, as he says, If momma is happy, we all are happy! :0)

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    Mustangquilts, I certainly understand the joy of alone time and love having it myself.
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    My DH went to our place in Montana about 3 weeks ago. I went through the house like a hurricane got all the stuff done that needed done and the last 3 weeks have been for quilting and other play... now it is time to run the vac and get the threads up.... and that will be all!

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    My DH passed away last year in June, and I never realized how much quilting I was not getting done with all the special care. I can q" me for something else

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangquilts View Post
    Oh yes, it has a craft room. It is 16 x 28. DH already has his shop built. He knew better that to argue about my sewing room. Besides, as he says, If momma is happy, we all are happy! :0)
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    The ONE time a year the house gets a GOOD cleaning is before vacation because we have someone come to stay at the house to pet sit and I don't want her to be grossed out! Haha! Other than that, it's sort of a 'lick and a promise' as the saying goes!
    We raise RT's and house is never clean as I would like, but I would have to spend all my time cleaning to do that, so I go with the lick and a promise thingy too. I spend 30-45 minutes a day cleaning something, most days and floors daily. Rather be sewing/quilting.

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    In honor of your "vacation" I will eat some marvelous chocolate chip cookies......yum!
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