How To Tell You're The Only Housewife In Your Friend Group

How To Tell You're The Only Housewife In Your Friend Group

Getting married changes things, even with your friends.

When you are the first one of your girlfriends to get married it may be a little obvious. While you do not change as a person, your conversations do change a bit.

When you miss some texts, so you start off your replies with "Hey, sorry I was *cooking, sweeping, baking, moping, folding, washing clothes or packing a lunch.*"

I really can’t help it I’m sorry, I prefer my housewife stuff.

When they tell you stories about their dates with their boyfriend and all you get is how going to the grocery store went.

Grocery stores are fun, I mean, we are in and out super quick and we try to run each other over with the cart.

Your friends only text you while your husband is at work and go radio silent when he is not.

I mean it’s nice, until I kind of need something.

When you text them questions like "What is the best way to thaw meat quickly?" "What is the best way to get butter unfrozen?" "Washing a navy-blue shirt and a light blue shirt won’t mess anything up right?" and "Got any ideas for dinner? Ben can’t decide."

All normal, right? Oh, it’s just me. I mean the conversations we have about baking.

When you are all complaining and the only one you have is that your husband does not take his shoes off at the door.

It really is a big deal people, I clean constantly.

Comparing fun nights are drastically different. Mine is curling up in bed with my husband and eating popcorn.

I don’t need to go out to a fancy dinner or go on an extravagant date with 20 different spots. I just want to be with Ben.

Everyone talks about how they cannot wait to go out and party, but when you’re asked you always say, "No, housewifing is much better."

Marriage is way better.

Everyone is always is excited to see wedding pictures

My friends are just about as obsessed with them as I am

When your girls need relationship help they ask you because you ‘got something right.’

Not wrong, not wrong

You get asked housewifing questions, constantly.

Once again, I kind of have this under control.

Your friends always have your back, and also your husband’s back.

You really can’t beat that.

Your best friends become your husband's, and vice versa.

Talk about a doubling friend group! Some days it is kind of like "Friends"!

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26 Thoughts Every Farm Kid Has When Baling Hay

Every. Single. Year.

Hay is an awesome agricultural product with lots of different uses. Getting the hay though? Not always so fun. Now, there are two different types of hay people in this world; round balers and sqaure balers. Round bales? Great for livestock and require a lot of machine work. Sqaure bales though? Easier to transport but are a little more old school and a require a little more hands on heavy lifting. And no matter how much you try to mentally prepare yourself, there was no quite a summer task for farm kids than baling hay. With hay season in full swing here in Central Ohio, here are just a few thought's we all had every year baling hay.

1. Okay, it's time to bale hay, no big deal, we do this every year.

2. This is so easy! Why do I normally complain?

3. Oh yeah, that was just mowing and racking, that's always the easy part.

4. Is that a rain cloud? Better not be a rain cloud, someone check the forecast.

5. What are the chances that I'll getta just drive the tractor this year?

6. Slim to none, got it.

7. Okay, that's fine, it's not that bad.

8. These bales aren't even that heavy, this is totally fine.

9. Just kidding they get heavy after a while.

10. Why is does it always have to be so hot when we do this? I'm actually dying.

11. Man I'm not in as good of shape as I thought I was.

12. Yes (Dad/Mom/Grandpa) I promise we're stacking them tight enough.

13. Maybe they could be a little tighter, readjust.

14. Oh hey dust and allergies, I don't need to see or breath or anything like that.

15. My arms ich.

16. Need. Water.

17. Are we done yet?

18. This field never seems that big til hay time.

19. Only ___ of laps to go, I'm totally fine.

20. Man, I just wanna take a cold shower and eat everything in the house.

21. I'm gonna sleep so good tonight.

22. If one more person tries to tell me how to do this I'm throwing them head first in the baler.

23. Need more water please, time out.

24. Alright, last wagon. I. Can. Do this.

25. Hallelujah, the end is in sight, God is good.

26. ...What do you mean we still have to unload everything into the loft? I quit.

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Poetry On Odyssey: Doubt

It is time to wage war on our emotions, yet to do so we must be ready for the unknown.

What is it

Where does it come from

Why is it here

How is it so strong

When will it go away

Who even is it?

Questions on questions

They pile up higher and higher

But for what?

Is it only to be answered with another question

A question that can’t be answered,

Or can it?

Its name is doubt

Or is that even its name

I have become so unsure,

Because of its silly game.

Doubt makes us worry

Doubt makes us unwilling

Doubt makes us lost.

The very definition of doubt

Is a question

Or maybe it’s “to question.”

Doubt may be a hinder

Yet it does not cripple

For doubt can be overcome.

Our grass doesn’t have to be compared

No, not to the other side

See our grass can be watered

Watered right where we are.

It may take time,

But it will grow,

For it is proven.

We can’t question what is true

We can’t assume things we have yet to experience,

Yet we can grow what is right at our feet.

Sometimes we have to go with what we know,

And not with what we feel.

We have been given a mission

A purpose, if you recall,

Not to sit on the side

Yet to take the lead for all.

This is a stand we must make

One that will be hard to do

But hold on the promise

That we have all been there too.

For just as angst comes to prey

Doubt is by its side

But we know what’s to be done

We know how to fight

For we must only stand in the light.

Our grass will grow green

No matter how dead it seems

Don’t forget to add the water

Because that is all it needs.

You’ve got this,

Keep going,

You’re going to do great

I’m proud of you my friend

For this is not the end.

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