SING!!!! Yeah...that's right. Retirement 24/7/365 is not all it's cracked up to be. Can I get an "amen"?
So....BH is going to son's for the day. They're going to chop wood (but it's raining now, and supposed to all day). They'll probably sit and yammer all day. I gave him a warning: "DO NOT come home by noon!!"
We spend a LOT of time together. Every day. Every hour. The only time I have to myself is when I get up in the morning at 4am till he rolls out of bed at 6 - 6:30. Sometimes he's up at 5am....don't get me started.
I love him dearly! Don't know what I'd do without him. We've been together for 28 years...married for 26. But COME ON! It didn't used to be so bad....when I was working. But then I retired. Now I'm just tired. Badabing, badaboom. (old joke).
I do manage to get out with our daughter, taking her grocery shopping, to appointments and occasionally, we have a day out together. One time, he suggested that he go grocery shopping with us so he can pack the bags (our grocery stores don't do that for whatever reason) and carry them. Aaarrggghhhh......NO....that's ok; it's not that bad; I can manage. Whew...escaped that one.
The poor thing.....he used to bowl every Thursday night. But we had 2 teenage sons at home then. He used to play softball every Monday night; quit that at 65 and became an Umpire. That was great!! He was gone 2 nights a week, just about every weekend....for.....hours!! He gave it up at 69 years of age. Fishing in the summer, too. Just about everyday he would be gone...from 5am till sometimes 5pm or later.
But health problems started rearing their ugly heads. Neuropathy in his legs and hands. He can't run any more and his hands shake so bad, it's difficult to manage fine motor skills. No more fishing. OMG! I just realized....I sound like a real Bitch!! Complaining about him being home all the time. Well.....I feel like a Bitch today. Sorry.
Anywho.....my plan is to clean the house today. But I'm trying to talk myself out of it. I haven't won yet. Who wants to waste time cleaning house when you have the whole day to yourself.....to do whatever.....just relish the day.
Well, we're taking a trip back east in a week and change. Visiting family. Haven't been back there in 5 years. It'll be fun. Just the 2 of us. Together. 24/7. Again. I'm thankful for small blessings. No. Really.
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