So, what can you say about the ending of The Legal Wife? I think ABS CBN played it safe—a good number of audience wanted the proverbial happy ending, but a good number also wanted Monica to prove she’s better off without the philandering Adrian. Solution? They did not get back together…but there’s a big chance they would. Actually, I only started watching it two weeks ago.
LOL! Image lifted from andronico.wordpress.com
Anyway highway, I know I promised to blog more often after summer. But I still was not able to. Because even though my office work significantly diminished, my housewife duties ballooned. As you may know, Yaya Isay gave birth and Alona left for Mindanao. I still have Yaya Gigi and Gina, but their work leaves much to be desired. Yaya Gigi is too absent-minded and very forgetful. Kakasabi ko lang, nakalimutan na agad. Waaah! She’s also not that big on cleanliness and neatness, unlike Yaya Isay. But in fairness to her, she’s very good with Raviv. Raviv enjoys her company a lot, and I also know she loves Raviv’s company. Gina, on the hand, is kinda slow and medyo lacks common sense, unlike Alona who can multi-task. So I’m left with no choice but to help, as in help talaga. Not just supervise.
Sooo, for the past three days, I was officially the Legal Housewife. (FYI, ours is not a regular household that’s why two housemaids plus two boys are not enough. Our helpers help us not just in maintaining our house, but also in the office).
First, I waxed our floor. Ilang buwan nang hindi nakatikim ng floorwax ang sahig namin! After waxing, I also scrubbed it. O ‘di ba? I liked doing it because it’s a good exercise. I also felt good that our floor became shiny and pretty. Sa sobrang sipag kong mag-scrub, when Raviv walked on it, nadulas.
Second, I vacuumed the carpet in our office. With the flurry of people that went in and out of our office last summer, our carpet really underwent torture! And our office stank—smelled like feet and molds and dried sweat!
Third, I murdered the surot (can’t say bedbugs because…) of our dining chairs. Murder, in the first degree! Passed the litmus test: it was pre-meditated (nag-Google ako how to kill them) and I had motive. Wanna see my motivation? Here’s how my legs looked like for several weeks:
Image lifted from blog.sleepingsimple.com
The photo above are not my legs, but my legs looked like that! Ganyan kasama! Worse, the dark patches take forever to disappear! After two or three weeks, this is how my left leg look like now:
See the brown spots? Thanks but no thanks to the surot (aka bed bugs) that infested our dining chairs. For about a month, I still could not wear skirts that fall above my ankles
Fourth, I organized our cabinets. And it took several hours, hehe. By doing so, I was able to prune out clothes that I have not used (and may not be able to use) for a long time. Andami namin ni Raviv!
Si Randy, hehe, wala. Konti lang damit n’ya eh. I hoard clothes and find it difficult to part with them not because of selfishness but really because I’m too sentimental. Each clothing item is like a portal to memory lane—reminds me of shopping sprees with friends, with a grouchy Randy; occasions I wore them to, etc. But because of my Wardrobe Diary entries, I realized that they will never be forgotten. And literally, umaapaw na ang cabinets namin ni Raviv. So I have to let them go. I’ve already given some of them to Gina and Gigi, but those that they say they can’t “carry” (“Ma’am, sobrang itim kasi ng kili–kili namin…”), I decided iga-garage sale ko. It’s not that I don’t want to give them for free—it’s just that I don’t want people to get them just because they’re free pero itatago lang din sa cabinet. Better na bilhin talaga kasi ibig sabihin gusto at isusuot. Right?
These are some of what I will be selling:
I actually posted these on Instagram, and within less than five minutes, I got a call—bibilhin niya raw lahat!
Then I got several personal messages on Facebook about my clothes. Actually, I do not want to reserve them. I want these people to actually see the clothes to check the fit, possible damages, etc. Like what I said, I want these clothes to be worn. They are my personal picks, so they deserve to be displayed.
Fifth, I have regularly been washing the dishes and cooking our food now.
But for the Sixth one, I’m only too happy to do: I spend more time tending Raviv’s needs now. I bathe him in the morning and in the evening; I prepare his food and supervise his eating; I put him to sleep; I arrange his educational activities in the afternoon, etc. And yes, I assist him when he poops. Hehe.
Housework is physically tiring, but it was a refreshing change—summer brought too much mental and emotional anguish! And physical pain is the lesser (or least?) of two (or three?) evils!
I know that some of you may think I’m too OA, blogging about something that most wives do regularly. But this is not a “verbal diarrhea” post. Honestly, I secretly (well, not anymore since I’ve blogged about it) liked what I have been doing the past days. I like taking charge and making our house clean and pretty, and not thinking about the myriad of problems of our office. I feel like just talking to Raviv, listening to how his day went at school.
But next week, Dad is coming and with him are two new helpers. So I guess after I train them, I’ll be back at the office. Pero magnanakaw ako ng mga sandali—para mag-bake, magluto, at turuan si Raviv. Willing ako—willing akong kahit paminsan-minsan ay maging “The Illegal Housewife”.
Tell me what you think!
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