In this post, I will talk about what I do as a housewife, writer, and translator on a daily basis. I’ll take a look at the tasks around the house and some of the more obscure assignments, like vitamin preparation. So, let’s get right into it!
As a housewife, I take great pride in being able to set the day’s tone for both of us. This includes doing a set of tasks that the modern woman may find demeaning or even too mothering. He is, after all, a grown man. Yet, these things have become the staple of our household to help make it run as smoothly as possible.
My husband and I both have our own respective routines that will, usually, make or break our days. He wakes up, has supplements, takes a shower, and picks up his eggs on the way to the morning walk. After he returns home, he takes a moment to start up the workday and then has protein with more supplements. And then it’s all work, all day, 7 days a week.
My role in all this going without hick-ups is incremental. I make it possible for him to not have to think about things such as preparing food, cleaning, or organizing. He is pretty much free to focus on his work and other projects. Although, I must say I’m one of the fortunate wives out here. My stronger half helps me with heavier labor such as laundry and grocery shopping.
A lot of things need to happen in the back end (teehee, a tech reference!) of our mornings. My main client, Mr. V, deserves a smooth experience after all. That’s where the little lady swoops in at the speed of light! Or at least she tries to get it all done promptly.
I wake up around the same hour as my husband, the eggs need to be done before he goes out. Often I slap on the kettle (with water for tea) on the stove and go on about my other tasks. As I wait for my beloved to get out of bed, I often times check out my Social Media. Mostly, this means Twitter since it’s my chosen platform to start this train of writing hype.
After he gets on with his rituals, I get to work. I make the bed, lay his clothes neatly on it for, and quickly vacuum the used areas of our apartment. Around this time the eggs have done their fair share of hopping away and I take them out to cool. While they are doing their thing, I set out to prepare my breakfast. It usually consists of tea, yogurt with raisins, and an egg.
This is also the time when I do my share of our supplement prepping and line up the day’s pills. After the eggs have cooled, I peel them for my husband and sit down to have my breakfast while reading. You can see what I’m currently having in my hands from the side panel, under the adorable shew.
After that, I do my best to get in my meditation (Rosary helps with it) and about half an hour of exercise. Then I usually sit down to write and/or translate until it is time to make my husband’s protein shake.
The skeleton of the day
The bulk of the routine happens in the morning, as it is truly the most important time of the day. This period lasts from 9 am up till 3 or 4 pm, depending on what my husband has to tackle. Come food time, I stop reveling in my own literary genius and start cooking. Often this includes hoping that I had enough time in the morning to do the dishes of the previous evening. There aren’t many things that please me more than having a kitchen ready to go when I need it!
While having dinner, we usually watch an episode of some show. Afterward, our house once more turns into a lair of code, writing, and research. It is quite something to hear the tapping of the keyboards in the air, as we are two very silent creatures. Most of the time we do our work in the privacy of our respective headphones.
I believe many people would find this dynamic odd. We are quite literally inches away from each other for most of the day, working side by side. He, of course, more than me since I have a bad habit of getting distracted by puppy videos. Other than work, at some point in the evening, we take down some people and bosses in various games. At the time I’m writing this article, we are neck deep in Elden Ring, without an end on the horizon.
If it happens to be Thursday, I take on the vacuum and the mop. I go through the house thoroughly to give us a fresh dwelling for the weekend, ending with the porcelain throne. Nothing quite like having Schnitchel Friday with shiny floors and a pleasant scent of cleanliness!
Our days are typically very predictably unpredictable based on the whims of my darling husband. There are, however, some things that need to be done that don’t quite fit in the skeleton of the day. These are things like grooming days, preparing supplement capsules, and having dates and other types of couple times. Not to mention the random cleaning of things like the fridge or the shower drain.
I highly recommend doing the grooming process, which is exceedingly intimate, with your spouse. The satisfaction of shaving his beard and getting that gorgeous lip-line just perfect to highlight the beautiful mouth is grand. As a bonus, he gets to relax and enjoy the loving treatment as I go through his face and head. And in return, I get to have my care days, laying like a beached whale and enjoying the moment. Intimacy is a strong bonding agent, never forget it!
One of the things I’ve learned to do is become a hands-on factory worker on a roughly monthly basis. It turns out that using powders and filling your own capsules is somewhat more affordable than buying them ready-made. That’s why we procured a simple machine to fill in the casings. Every month I take the time to set out, fill, weigh, and record my findings. While this task may seem meticulous and boring, for me, it is a soothing and pleasant task. I thrive in listings and simple work like that!
Companionship tops it all off
And lastly, there is the time we spend together as husband and wife. We have sudden bouts of conversations about philosophy, politics, and random topics like shrews or game mechanics and strategies. My most important task is to be there for my husband when he needs me. Sometimes it’s chatter, other times it’s using me as a bounce board for brainstorming or clearing his own mind. And on occasion (to the horror of the woke woman) it is to be intimate.
Amid all of these things I do to make our lives more fluid, I have plenty of time for my own passions. I must say, I am quite fortunate to be in this situation. It allows me to cultivate myself and find that balance between all my different sides. And it gives me ample encouragement and space for creativity to flow without the endless pressure of the current world.
Last Updated: 08/06/2023