Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Long summer days without my Poot.
Ahhhhh, the irony! Long beautiful, hot days made for swimming and camping, and picnics, yet with these wonderful activities my husbands work load almost doubles. Its good for the wallet yet not good for much else. Some days he has barely 8 hours between coming home and leaving for work again. This is one of those days.
I made dinner, and have eaten mine, his is plated and waiting for his homecoming. I made baked sweet potatoes and BBQ'ed chicken, two of his favorite foods. Don't get me wrong, I am EXTREMELY thankful that he has a job, and that he works for good people. I'm just sad we don't get that much time together during the week. One of the reasons I watch the little Goober, she keeps me company, and is a receiver of my "mothering" that I usually bestow on my Poot, lol.
So while I enjoy the weekend swims at the lake, and going to church, and squeezing in visits with friends when we can, I am mostly looking forward to Fall. The work load will go back down, and so will the money, but I think its worth a little less cash for a little more weeknight cuddles while watching movies. We are a family who keeps money in its place. It is a means to an end, not the end itself. We could care less about "extra" money, and the "stuff" it provides. We are content with a roof over our heads, clothes on our backs, and food in our bellies. A safe, soft place to lay our heads down at night and our love beside us. We are simple people, and thank God every day for our simple lives.
So, I guess I'm going to watch more 17 Kids and Counting, and wait for Poot to come smiling through the door. I am so lucky to be married to man who works 12+ hours a day and STILL has a smile on his face when he walks through the door! Ah, he is defiantly the "better half" of this relationship!
Have a good night:)