Since leaving my job last April I haven't yet settled into a new role. I don't want to go back to work full time but not being of pensionable age yet I can hardly call myself retired. I've been enjoying the break and getting on with things at home and helping out my sister-in-law as she goes through cancer treatment. And blogging of course.
I've never been happy with the term housewife. There is so much more to women who stay at home to raise their families, or just to run the home. It takes a long list of skills, although removing snakes from pool traps would not be on my CV (see last week's Hodgepodge).
Today however I have agreed to be classed as a housewife. It saved me money. I was dealing with some paperwork this morning including the renewal details for our car insurance. I was just going to file it when I thought I ought to check the details as instructed and realised my occupation quoted was no longer correct. A quick phone call to the insurers had that corrected but I had to list myself as housewife because that was cheaper than saying I'm unemployed!