Friday, February 13, 2009

Yesterday was my husband's last day at work.

That means today is his first day home.

His day has been spent sleeping off last night and being served not just breakfast, but lunch in bed. Plenty of liquid as well.

I don't blame him.

Given the crazy hectic schedule of the last month, he needed a little down time. Crazy hectic as in having an 8 am meeting (and meetings the rest of his day) on his last day. As in the never ending parade of 'just one beer' with this person or that over the last month. As in yesterday's day of handshaking and well wishes.

At some point today he promised to take a shower and go on a Target run. Good thing too because I'm out of laundry detergent.

With both of us home for the forseeable future, I'm not quite sure exactly what to do.

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5 comments:

Hannah said...

It is hard finding a balance in your days when you suddenly share them with your husband. My DH used to work a 3-day week (12 hour days). So we saw him a couple hours in the evening on workdays and then constantly on days off. Be open and honest from the beginning. Our house got messier on the off-days (2 adults' dishes, etc and I started to treat it like a day-off too). I finally had to ask him to help, encourage, relieve and things went much smoother (and neater) after that. A bonus of those days off is being able to go for walks, have cups of coffee, free fun stuff. =)

Joe said...

Best of luck to you two, Gretchen.

Please keep us updated on the blog.

Jems said...

Maybe enjoy the time together? I know it's hard having the other half home and there are days you just want to kick them out the door and bounce them down the garden path, but time together is precious. Plus, you could always give him lots of lovely lists of jobs to do that you just haven't had the time yourself to do :0) xx

Mayberrys said...

I think you should take a little vacation to Florida....it's supposed to be in the high 70's this week...

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