Friday, November 7, 2008

Breathe In, Breathe Out


It's Friday night. I have a plate of cheese and crackers in front of me, a glass of wine to the left of me, and I don't have to be back to work until Tuesday! Yippee!

Of course, I won't feel so great about it next week, when I'm a single parent for 4 days.

M is going out of town on a business trip. He leaves Monday, and will be gone until Thursday evening. He's really excited and is really hoping this trip leads to a promotion and move within the company. I'm excited for him, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit to being a little worried about next week.

I dread not having him to help around the house. It might sound pathetic, but we divide chores up evenly around here. Not really by choice, but by necessity. Before August, we worked opposite shifts...great for childcare, not so great for seeing each other. So, honestly, M does all the laundry in the house...please don't hate on me for it. ;) He also takes care of the trash, the yard work, and the turtle. I make sure we are fed and the house is clean. Not to mention the fact that he entertains Miss O, so I can find my way to the computer for a little me time.

Works well, until someone leaves town, you know?

Of course, I'm going to miss him, too, not just the work he does around here. But it IS the amount of work that scares me. For those four days, I'm going to be mom, dad, a cook, a maid, a get the point. I don't know how my Mom did it by herself all those years.

My reader already has 185 unread items on it...I have a feeling it's only going to get worse.


  1. We split the house chores pretty close to evenly too. It's the best. Although he's never done a load of laundry. So yes I hate you. :)
    Enjoy your long weekend!

  2. Wish we split the house chores, but Dh does do his own wash b/c i do not do it right, do you think that was not done on purpose ;)

  3. k works on wednesday nights and i dread it all week. i cannot imagine 4 days!>!>!>!>better than marriage conseling. : )