Hubby is gone.... Dinner is whatever Mom wants.
Mar. 4, 2010 4:16 pm
Updated: Mar. 5, 2010 11:39 am
I've been married over 28 years and have 2 kids. The hubby still lives here, daughter is married and out of the house, and son is away at college most of the year. That means for 28 years I have rarely been left home alone. When those moments occurred, I treasured them. Immensely. While our kids were growing up and involved in sports my husband would not go out of town, he wanted to be here involved with their activities. Now, as we have found ourselves to be "empty-nesters" my husband's job has suddenly started taking him out of town. Not often and never for more than one or two nights at a time. I still treasure that time alone. Immensely.
When he goes out of town that means dinner is whatever I want it to be. Usually I don't do anything. I just graze. Unless my daughter catches wind that Daddy is out of town. Then she insists I come over and have dinner with her and my son-in-law. While that is very nice, and I love to see them and my "grand-puppy" cocker spaniel Maggie; it's still just so nice to stay home. I put my pj's on early and "play" on the computer. I nibble on whatever is at hand.
Tonight is one of those nights. This night is especially great. Tomorrow hubby will be home and so will my son for spring break. Our house will once again be "rockin' and rollin'" Things are never dull when Steve is home. I can't wait for him to get here, but I'm enjoying the calm before the storm, so to speak. So far I've grazed on Twinkies and yogurt with granola. I think I'll go back for some more Twinkies....