I'm sorry guys, I'm going to have a whinge cos I feel sore and hate housework
I cleaned the bathroom a couple of weeks ago and hurt for 2 days afterwards
should've known better than to clean the sink, bath, tiles and floor all in one day. I did take breaks though so I thought it would help. Obviously not...
So difficult to get all the jobs done that I need to... trying to train my children to get more tidy so I don't have to do as much. Jobs where things are on the floor are much worse, and of course lots of stuff ends up on the floor with 2 kids!
I hate hoovering, sweeping and mopping (but used to love them until I got hurty) cos they hurt my hips and arms
I hate ironing cos it hurts my elbows and hands and standing too long hurts (yes I can lower the ironing board to sit but then can't easily reach all the way across the garment I'm ironing)
I hate washing up - thankfully I have a dishwasher
My husband does the quilt and we do the bottom sheet together
My tumble-dryer is not in the same room as my washing machine due to lack of space, so I have to get my husband to carry the basket for me each time (he gets really fed up of it)
In a couple of weeks, we're having a big swap-around of furniture (swapping rooms) and I don't think I will be able to do anything useful. I suspect my husband will rope his dad in to help move stuff cos I can't help - what can I do so I don't feel completely useless???
I don't like not being able to get up and do things I used to (or doing them and hurting for days afterwards) and just don't know how to strike the balance.
It would be great to swap ideas on how to cope with the everyday stuff as well as the infrequent.