Monday, 8 September 2008

Stephen'll be back soon

Kathleen writes:
The blog's been quiet for a little while now, so I thought that I'd better finally put up a post of my own.

The blog hasn't been forgotten. Stephen assures me that he has been keeping up with his housework, and that he will be posting again before too long. He has apparently succumbed to the temptation of that new iron, so maybe he's just spending too much time ironing! He's given his oven a really good clean too, so no doubt he'll have something to say about that.

I'm having a campaign of my own. I want to get Stephen out of that very industrial looking green overall (although it's fine for when he's doing his painting I'm sure) and into a proper pinny, since it will keep him far more in 'housework' mode. Since he likes brown gingham I've made him one; hopefully he'll be wearing it even if we have to give him a bit of encouragement. When that photo changes we'll know we've been successful. So, comments and support please.

14 comments:

Rebecca Davis Winters said...

Here in the US we call that green thing a "smock". Makes me think Stephen is about to go perform a surgery!

Looking forward to more home comforts and especially oven cleaning, something I need to do at my own home.....

Catherine said...

Kathleen, happy to support you. Even for someone who's already as obviously domesticated as Stephen sounds, always wearing a pinny for housework should be a significant step forward, particularly if he can set aside the same hours each day.

You must keep up the good work, I suspect Stephen will be a proper 'housewife' before too long if you do.

Greta said...

I hope you haven't frightened Stephen away, he seems to have been gone a long time now. Count me in for your campaign anyway.

Anonymous said...

What I want to see is Stephen wearing one of those floral pinnies he calls a 'tool of the trade'.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for your comments.

Anonymous, I can only agree with you about the floral pinnies, they're just the thing for Stephen to wear when he's doing his housework.

Janet said...

Kathleen, you're right, dreary is the word I'd use to describe that overall. Pleased to see Stephen finally posted again yesterday and that he's promising to wear the pinny you made him. Lets hope it is.

Sarah Conner said...

Kathleen, I think we need some sort of an update here.

Kathleen said...

Sarah, you're right, an update is long overdue. I know that Stephen's not been well and that is why the blog has been in abeyance for a while. I'm not quite sure when, but the blog is definitely resuming at some point fairly soon now.

And I can report that my campaign, such as it was, has been successful and that Stephen has been 'pinafored' for a while now. He looks very pretty, quite the little housewife in fact, now we've got to see off the dreadful beard!

Thanks again to everyone for the support, I know it's made a difference.

JeanG said...

It's a definite "Yes". Come on Mr Housewife, start looking like the proverbial Domestic Goddess at the very least.

Anonymous said...

The first is called an organization plan. It is a combination of actions that you will have to perform in a strict order, if you really want to achieve a clean and shiny home. While making your plan, try to imagine and visualise everything from the beginning to its very end. This technique is widely used by everyone who does not have a second chance in what they do.end of tenancy cleaning However, you can always go and read about how to make an organization plan but in my opinion you can do it by yourself.

Kathleen said...

Stephen's away at a knitting school so I'll say yes, a clear plan coupled with a regular routine is essential.

Kathleen said...

I'm really pleased to report that Stephen has finally posted some pictures of himself properly pinafored: http://houseworkstuff.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/an-apron-for-each-season.html

So the old green overall has (hopefully) been laid to rest at long last. Wearing a proper ruffled bib apron in attractive floral fabric is exactly what I had in mind and Stephen finally looks properly dressed for work.

Steffi said...

Kathleen, you deserve a lot of praise for finally getting Stephen into a proper pinny full time. Let's keep on at him to do something about all that hair now!

Kathleen said...

Steffi, thank you. Yes, I do intend to do something about all that hair, and hopefully very shortly.