Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Hooray - vacation is over ...........

I am glad Hubbie's vacation is over. I don't think I could have survived another week. I spent all day today cleaning the house and getting clothes washed. Tonight I will have to go through a week's worth of mail and pay some bills. Hopefully, by tomorrow life will be back to normal.

I like routine - it allows me to take care of all the normal tasks needed to keep the household running smoothly without a lot of thought. When my routine gets interrupted as it did last week, something always gets neglected or forgotten. This morning I faced a pile of laundry, a dirty floor, dusty furniture, and bathrooms that needed scrubbing.

My Hubbie is not the type of guy who goes out and tackles projects on his own. He has to have a helper or partner- usually me. Last week he stayed busy with several projects around the house. That meant that I was busy with the same projects. When we would finally stop for the day, I was too tired to do any of my usual chores.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy his company and I'm thankful that he is willing to work around the house. I just missed having some time to myself. He will retire in two years. When he does, we'll have to find a way to give me time alone for the things I need to do.

4 comments:

Dave Pie-n-Mash said...

My mother says that about my Dad. Then he says something similar about her behind her back :)

Kathy said...

You made me laugh!

Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

I understand completely! I am the same way. I can't stand when my routine gets messed up.

www.GreenerPastures--ACityGirlGoesCountry.blogspot.com

Gilly said...

I understand only too well. Mr. G is retired, has been for several years now, and I had to fight to get my need for time alone recognised. Start now!