Monday, June 26, 2006

Just an old fashioned love song playing on the radio

I left my pictures at home so you’ll have to wait another day.

Today is my first day back at work and although my week is going to be a hectic week, I can’t keep my mind from wandering. It’s not that my brain is having a hard time coming back from vacation. I think it actually is happy to be back to a routine. What my brain can’t stop thinking of is my husband. You can ooh and aah all you want but the fact is, I really enjoyed spending time with my husband this past week.

I know that sounds odd coming from a person that sees her half every day but when we’re in our routine, we’re in our own little worlds. We’re both physically in the same room but we’re focused on our own to dos.

Our laptops become our spouses. My husband jokingly says my Dell 700 is my ‘better half’. Even though we spent the entire week sick as dogs, yes, my husband caught a cold which he kindly shared with me we rarely touched our laptops. We pushed back our grown up responsibilities, work, bills, chores, and focused on our responsibilities to each other.

Sure we can chalk it up to the fact that our energy was low from a weak immune system but I’d like to think that we would have spent the leisure time together even if we weren’t sick. We just needed a kick. I honestly think the higher ups give us these nudges. Things happen for a reason. Most of the time we’re oblivious to the reason.

So while I’m glad to go back to a routine, I’m also glad that I had the lazy afternoons with my husband. Lrudlrick, you may not believe it but I did enjoy the afternoon naps and the freedom of living off the clock.

Thanks for a wonderful week, illness and all.

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