Friday, February 24, 2017
Housework and leverage
I've looked at the 10 day forecast and while we do have some days with showers, no big storm is on the horizon, as of today. This will really help my mood. Today I took a long walk on a walking trail near my house. It's a non-profit ranch that opened up their vast property to the community - these beautiful walking trails.No dogs and no bikes. It's also home to many ducks, geese and coots. The state forestry, winters their mountain goats, so you often see them grazing. At first I walk hard - then I have this favorite bench, I sit at for about 15 minutes, by a pond, before I set out again for the final stretch. It's not warm out though. Mid 50's. But the sun still feels warm on my bones. Next weekend, we're supposed to inch up to the 70's. Now that is Spring!
I admit, when I got back from my power walk, I was tired. I showered and then I sat. The husband is off today so he is putzing around, doing housework - I heard him mumble something...it sounded like, "lazy ass". So I asked him what he said...and he dodged it. I kept nagging at him, to say it - finally he said,
"it isn't fair - here I am, working and all you are doing is sitting around."
I said, "yeah and you called me a lazy ass."
He admitted it sheepishly and apologized. Actually I thought it was funny that I caught him! I can use that as leverage later. He thinks I am mad. I don't get mad at those kinds of things. He didn't yell it, he said it under his breathe. Heck, I've called him a few under-the-breathe things before too. The difference, is I don't get caught!
The man drives me nuts. We have different energy surges. Mine are not the same as his. He knows this, after 15 years - at least he should! He thinks, everyone should get up and out and doing what he does, all at the same time. I don't care when it gets done - It will eventually.
After years and years, being a stay-at-home mom in my first marriage and then a single mom, before the husband and I met - I've always kicked butt and got the housework done. I consider myself, semi-retired. The housework, always has to get done - I just don't stress about it like when I was younger. Heck, it's just us two. The man needs to CHILL.
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