I had a husband home from work today, which was nice.
It’s nice to enjoy the company of the person you’re married to. You’d think that after all these years, we’d have run out of things to say by now. But no. Not us. We can chat with each other all the time, pretty much non-stop. And when there are silences – a rare event! – they’re comfortable silences.
It’s a beautiful thing.
It’s weird – whenever the weather looks like this, the phrase, “Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day,” always goes through my mind. So much for sunrise today!
See this? LOL This is me and Darc watching one of his horror movies together. It’s a perfect illustration of why he mostly watches horror movies by himself.
While he was on vacation this past several days, I made sure he got to watch a lot of movies. He loves them! Somehow, watching the creepy, scary stuff relaxes him. Me, I jump through the ceiling – which is half his entertainment, I’m sure. I guess it takes his mind off day-to-day stuff in a way that other movies can’t. Maybe it’s the analysis factor. We just can’t watch movies – we have to dissect them, figure out the plot, try to guess the “whodunit” part, all that kind of stuff. But he doesn’t seem to do that with horror movies. I suppose, when it’s a werewolf movie, there’s simply not a lot of guesswork involved, not a lot of plot, so his brain can just veg for a while.
Hopefully he’s nice and relaxed as he heads back to work today. He got a ton of movies in, this vacation. Me, I realized I need to dust the cobwebs off my ceiling.
Do you like to watch horror movies?
Happy New Year!
Image Clipped from Creepurtainment – Cheezburger
I dunno, that leaf looks more to me like it’s saying, “Leaf me alone!” than “It’s not easy being green.”
Darc seems to be recovering and I am so thankful for that. Those of you with spouses know how hard it is to see them suffer and not feel well.
Also, thankfully, no one else in the house seems to have gotten sick either. The kids and I aren’t showing any signs of anything so unless this thing has a long incubation, we just might have skated by this one. Major whew!
I am also thankful for tissues. I don’t know how may boxes Darc has gone through, but can you imagine if we still lived in handkerchief days? No, didn’t think you wanted to go there either.
Theraflu also ranks on my list of thankfulness this week, because it helped him feel better.
Plus, tomorrow is the 1st day of Autumn, woo! I love Autumn! The long hot summer is over, the leaves are turning so many lovely colors, and the night air has a wonderful hint of chill in it. Football is a weekly feature now – at least I can follow the scores online even if I can’t see games. Warm apple cider with cinnamon sticks, mmmm. Autumn is blessing and bounty and I’m thankful it’s finally here.
Do you have anything you’re especially thankful for this week?
My husband doesn’t get sick very often, but when he does, I know just the thing. Some comfort food, something warm to drink, and sleep.
I’m a firm believer in babying sick people. Generally, it’s kick them off to bed, wait on them hand and foot, make them sleep until they get well. You’d think I’d have at least one member of the family down sick at any given time, based on that, but fortunately, we’re a fairly healthy bunch.
I used to have a neighbor who couldn’t be in the same room with her kids when they were sick. She told me that sick people made her angry and she couldn’t stand to be around them because she constantly wanted to yell at them to get up and quit being sick. I just can’t get there. People don’t get sick on purpose – well, okay, maybe some really crazy people – but in general kids don’t do that because they like to run around and play too much to be okay with being sick. How could you yell at your kids for being sick?
Anyway, Darc is down. He’s been coughing all day and I know the poor guy’s going to have a heck of a rib ache tomorrow. I’m not even confident he’s going to feel well enough to go in to work tomorrow either. If you’re the praying kind, he could sure use some right about now. Thanks!
And how are you feeling?
So, how many pens nibs are too many, exactly?
We’re coming up on the end of the proofs for this most recent tech book my husband wrote. You might remember the deadline he had to finish the thing a couple of months ago. Recently the proofs have come back to us so we’ve been going over those and making sure everything is like it should be. Thank goodness this editing team has done a much better job than the team on the last book! I’ve hardly flagged any corrections to be made, and that’s a beautiful thing. It’s almost completely done and then Darc can focus full time on his fiction and that is also a beautiful thing.
In other news, tomorrow should be the end of an era, of sorts, and I’m hoping to bid a not-so-fond farewell to my old adversary, Back Pain. Wouldn’t that be awesome if it went away?
I might end up with a newer (to me anyway) stove. We keep smelling gas – never a good sign. They came today and tightened a connection, but I could still smell gas after the maintenance guys left. I’ll see how it is tomorrow, but I think something’s wrong with the thermostat inside the oven itself, and not the connection to the gas supply between the oven and the wall. We’ve had it for 5 years and I don’t know how long it was used before we moved in. It’s probably time for a replacement anyway.
So that’s my news. How’s by you?