Seeing as it is just me right now, I get to do all of the above. Total bummer. I don't mind doing a lot of the additional things including cooking, taking out the trash, and handling the finances. What I could live without: yard work. Now, I always knew that I didn't have a green thumb. I have managed to kill the planter box flowers 3 times now. Yep, 3. After I failed miserably the third time I decided it was not meant to be, and the planter boxes got a new home inside the garage. And I have successfully forgotten to water my one and only plant for a few weeks now. I'm pretty sure it is knocking on death's door as I type this. The only plant that is still kicking is the lemon tree. Why? Because I want some lemons!! Oh, and because it rains. hehe. Thank you mother nature!
And now that Matt is gone I have to do all of the yard work. Ok, not all. We have a gardener. But all he does is mow the lawn and trim some bushes (thank God I don't have to do that as well. I would be living in a jungle!). Matt usually makes everything look nice by spending a few hours each weekend picking up all the leaves, hosing off the patio and the furniture, picking up the dog poo, and clearing out the weeds. Since it has been 5 weeks since the yard has gotten any help, I figured I needed to tidy up a bit (side note: I am nice enough to pick up after the dogs every week). So I cleaned the house and then headed outside. I was motivated and moving along well for about 15 minutes. However, I hate getting dirty. Pulling weeds, raking leaves and hosing the patio all require getting dirty and/or wet. Not my cup of tea. But I hung in and did a decent job. It was definitely not up to Matt Clute standards, but hey, good enough for me. I just hope that the yard is not in total disarray when he returns. Sorry in advance Matty. :) I am definitely missing my Man of the house.
Is there a chore you absolutely hate doing? Do you negotiate it away and do something else instead? Compromise is key and fair doesn't have to mean equal :)