Thursday, May 3, 2012

Lately . . .

Robert on phone: Hi, I'm coming home for dinner.
Me: Okay, well, we had dinner an hour ago and I'm leaving for Relief Society in 10 minutes.
Robert: Oh.
Me: Okay. So, I guess I'll see you at 2am when I wake up to go to the bathroom?
Robert: Yeah, okay.

It's not that I can't check in on Robert when I get home from Relief Society. It's just that he will be busy working and won't have much more than a minute or so for talking. Usually I get out the important stuff in a quick, verbal list like this:

1. The checks came today
2. I got those granola bars you like from Costco
3. We are going to Vancouver after church on Sunday and bringing mixed nuts.

And that's about it. Most of the time I forget something more important like:

4. Your dad called, or
5. Everything went great at the dermatologist today

And then I fall asleep reading a book in bed and Robert wanders in sometime around who-know's-what o'clock. I see him when I roll over and wake up around 2am, and then he leaves before I get up.

So that's life lately. And that leaves me to do things like science fairs and baseball games and piano lessons and scouts. I could go on, but as I mentioned to Robert in our phone conversation, I have to leave for Relief Society now.


Senia said...

Is the Relief Society sponsored by Intel, for frustrated wives? (Just kidding, I know it's through your church).

And mixed nuts? Intriguing. Green salads to mixed nuts. Do not take this responsibility too lightly. The wrong ratio of cashews : almonds : walnuts : peanuts could demote you to the Beverages assignment... or worse, Paper Products.

Afton said...

Intel SHOULD sponsor something for frustrated wives.
(I'm bringing a mix from Trader Joe's.)