Here’s another one for ya. How do you handle the household chores when you have a spouse that works a Full-Time job and a Part-Time job, and is involved in church functions? How do you handle household chores when you live with a parent who has what he or she would call – ‘I don’t want to do anything mood…’ I find it very difficult to get things done or taken care of when no one else wants to help out.

So, what would you do? How would you handle the situations? I’ve tried to handle them with kid gloves so to speak, but at the same time I am tired of living in a dirty house and trying to take care of it all alone. I don’t get even half of my lists done, because of my crazy work schedule at Home Depot. But even still you would think that I would get something accomplished and taken care of daily right. Wrong. I don’t. I’m lucky to get chapters read for class or even homework finished for class.  I can plan and plan and plan all I want to, but it is a never ending cycle of not having enough time in the day.

I try to get into a morning routine of getting up at a certain time, and getting certain things done and finished before I have to head off to work. It just doesn’t happen though. Like taking tomorrow for instance – September 8, 2016 – I have to work at Home Depot from 2:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – First off,  4 and 1/2 hours is not worth my time to go in to work after having to drive 1/2 an hour to work. Secondly, its right in the middle of the day. If I have any appointments I have to get them in before going to work and pray that I will make it to work on time. So usually in that situation I plan on taking the entire day off so that I am not in a rush, or plan on going in later in the after noon like around 4:00 p.m. Even then though I have a tough time trying to get things done before work because the chores that I want to do or need to do I can’t unless it is my day off. On my days of – which are not consective days off, it tends to hurt my chore list. If I am planning to dust, polish, sweep, mop, and vacuum the entire house I need help. I like things to be neat and orderly so that I know where everything is. In fact right now I have the things that I need for school next to me at the dinning room table. I have bills next to me at the table, along with thirty-one. I don’t have a desk area or room to go off into in order to get things done. When I head to bed at night, my spouse comes in at the same time and usually will start to snore so loudly that I can’t get to sleep, or if I can get to sleep I only sleep for about an hour or two before having to get up and move around just in order to get tired again to go back to bed.

So, what do you suggest? I’m going to try tonight to go to bed earlier than I usually do, so that I can try to get up by 7:00 a.m. on a daily routine. It is the only thing that I know to do right now. Any suggestions would be helpful!