Anyone else remember that song by Chilawak (spelling?)?
My husband was gone all last week (and by that I mean the whole work week; he does come home on weekends). Usually he is gone one week and home the next and it stinks but it is workable, managable and fathomable. This month he was gone last week, is gone this week and will be gone next week. I will do what I have to during these days and I will, for the most part, do it with a smile on my face but, can someone say "Sucks!"? It does. For so many reasons. My best friend is gone. It just isn't the same talking to him on Skype with his, usually, poor internet connection, with his mugshot freezing on the webcam every couple of minutes.
It also stinks that I am now, getting us all ready for school/work solo - you know bath giving, lunch making, hair brushing, mitten finding, agenda signing, homework helping, lizard feeding/spraying, fish feeding, devotional reading so-lo. We get it done, and get it done fairly smoothly but it's just not the same. At the end of my shift I
It's nice to have someone around to help with that or to keep you company while you do that. I have done the whole single parent thing all ready. I had enough of that.
So, now he's gone again. We have talked to him, said our goodnights and I have taken care of almost all of the things I needed to this evening (except getting the non-dishwasher dishes done)and I have gotten our car back from the repair shop where it was getting its back window replaced. It looks lovely by the way; I never thought getting a window put in your car could make one family so happy.
Anyway, back to the original point of this post. Really, it was only going to be about a 4 sentence post.
When BigB is gone, I have a hard time sleeping. Everything seems, simultaneously, so loud and so quiet. I get a form of insomnia I guess. Were I smart enough to go lie down in bed I would probably fall asleep but I feel lonely or something.
Back to the point. Ahem
It is one thing to listen to your spouse or your children softly sleeping and/or snoring when you have "insomnia". It's totally another when the snoring you are listening to is the soft, squeaky snoring of your cat, who, by the way, is curled up on your brand new fuzzy blanket that YOU got for Christmas!
Yep, I am having a hard time with that one.