April 1, 2011 at 5:50 pm (thoughts) (, , )

A  couple  of  years  ago  we  made  a  floor  for  our  dining  room – from  a  tree.   We  also  put  down a  slate  floor  in the kitchen  ourselves.  And  then we  took  apart  a  fire place  and  hauled bricks  down  the street to  make a  patio(  we didn’t  build  the  patio  ourselves) .  I  couldn’t  explain to anyone  why  we  did it .  But  I  just  looked  at  a  Ted Talk  by  Mike  Rowe ( dirty  jobs) about  work.  Meaning  labour.  And it  explains  things.  There is a certain  satisfaction in  work.   My dad has  said  this (  and  done  it ) .  My  Dh  lives  it. and  I get  it.

Watch  him.  He is entertaining and his conclusion are something my  DH  and  I  have  been  talking  about.

No  embedding –  here is  the  link

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question of the day

January 11, 2009 at 2:26 pm (domestic life, garden) (, )

It wasn’t supposed to be garden day …but it was anyway .  DH mowed the lawn.  So I had to dig a hole  in the compost heap for the green waste. And then he sharpened the teeth on the alligater — which meant  testing.   Good bye 1/2  of  a very overgrown  bush.    What makes me  curious is , how come DH working ends up giving  me  more work?

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April 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm (domestic life, garden, library) ()

as in no thanks, I’d rather not. I labored for about 2 hours in the garden today. That wasn’t work. It wasn’t exactly all fun, but I know what I did – there is evidence ( a whole wheelbarrow full) and I won’t have to do exactly the same thing tomorrow or even next week. Work is things like emptying the cat boxes, cleaning out the fridges, dishes, vacuuming, laundry, bill paying, and grocery shopping. Occasionally cooking is work too. Someday I’d like to conduct an experiment: if the only things I had to do were : work in the garden, go to work ( I like working at the library ), and cook when I felt like it – what I would get done? the same amount as I usually do ? more, because I’d have less responsibility? Or less because , ‘yay fun week’? Ah well, since I am unlikely to find a volunteer, I guess I’ll just have to speculate.

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