Sorry, honey, but I am glad you headed to Fresno today to testify at that trial. I love you… but I love when you travel on business, too. It’s not like you’re gone a lot, just a couple times a year, which is why your departures are always so special. I look forward to your absence… and then your homecoming. So while your enjoying your king size hotel bed and that breakfast buffet, I’ll be here with the boys indulging in a few treats myself:
Cottage cheese for Dinner! Fine with me. I’ll rustle up something for the children, but I can put aside my efforts for a well-balanced, pleasing -to -the -eye -and- palate dinner in favor of cottage cheese, salsa, and whole grain crackers. Oh, like my single girl days. I might even eat on the couch after 8 PM because you won’t be sitting in Your Spot. I will– with a glass of red wine or herbal tea.
TV My Way! Could there be a better time to have solo control of the remote control than with the Olympics on? Imagine the pleasure of watching the Men’s Figure Skating Finals without your commentary! Or hearing you snipe, “That’s not a sport!” anytime an event features a judge or costuming. Just me and Bob Costas– the way Olympic TV viewing was meant to be.
Reading Until All hours! If I have any energy left after short track skating, I may read until I am tired. How novel! Instead of reading until I feel guilty that the light is on and you are trying to sleep so I stop. Tonight– maybe an all-nighter with my new library books.
Putting on my Pajamas at 6PM! There’s no need to bother freshening up at the end of the day, is there? Those Cozy Clothes are going on as soon as the sun sets. Maybe I’ll even wear cold cream to bed, like Lucy Ricardo.
Word hard. Drive Safely. And do come home… but not until Friday!
Embracing my Chaos, Lian
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