Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Some Drawbacks




There are definitely some drawbacks to my husband returning to work. Spoiled, I know, but I am quite used to having my coffee delivered to me in my chair by the window each morning.  I miss having my breakfast cooked and delivered to same chair by the window as I check my blogs. I have a humidifier that is constantly out of water, and I haven't had to vacuum in two years. Now I'm expected to remember the dry cleaning and to pick up the mail. Not to mention cooking. My husband now wants dinner. (Can you imagine?) Gone is the don't bother with dinner dear, I've been snacking all afternoon.

But the worst part about him returning to work? I have to do dog duty. Yep, without even my morning coffee to sustain me, I have to follow my dog around with a little pink bag at 7:00 a.m. after slipping and sliding down a damp incline and crossing a creek. That is so not right.

32 comments:

Cloudia said...

You love your lucky life, dog and all (I think :)


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Lydia said...

I have been using a lot of those bags myself lately (green and purple ones) because my husband has stopped the morning dog walks. He promises to start again, but......

Brian Miller said...

hmmm. he may have got the better end of that deal. smiles.

Grandmother said...

Sounds like this has helped you appreciate him- always a good thing! Also sounds like the appreciation is not just in retrospect- an even better thing!

Star said...

My goodness, you have been a lucky bunny! for the last two years. Now it's your turn to look after your hubbie and it's going to come hard to you. I hope you get through the adjustment process quickly.
Blessings, Star

Elisabeth said...

Ah well, it could be character building.

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

Don't bite that tongue imbedded in your cheek! :-)

I'm sure it was his greatest pleasure to do all those sweet things for you - as you do and have done many others for him all these years.

I agree the dog duty in the morning would be a jolt after a two year break!

Phoebe Miriah Kirby said...

Oh boy! You're going to have more to write about. :)
Love the pink poopie bags.

p.s. I wish I could have coffee and breakfast delivered! I'd hate to let that go.

Kathy G said...

I'm laughing (but with you). When Hubby rejoined the workforce last year his first assignment was out of state training for two months. When he was at home full time, I'd gotten used to a fresh pot of coffee waiting for me in the kitchen each morning. It was quite a reality check to have to make it myself!

DJan said...

I know the feeling. I rely on Smart Guy for so much of my daily routine. When he went off to teach English in China for three months (a few years back), I was astounded at how much suddenly didn't get done that I didn't realize he even did! Nothing like a wake-up call about how lucky we are to have our spouses! Hugs to you on your dog duty.

Jill of All Trades said...

Yuck! Funny stuff and wow breakfast!

luksky said...

lol...I am picturing you walking the dog on cold mornings without coffee. Definitely a dirty chore. I guess all good things must come to and end. :-)

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

lol - that is too funny. love the pink baggies. at least it's obvious to folks that you take care of the doggie business. i see so many people who do not as i'm thinking "so glad for a sidewalk here"

Mental P Mama said...

LOL. Our poop bags are purple;) Think of all the exercise!

ellen abbott said...

Dang!

GYPSYWOMAN said...

oh, bless your heart - well, now that he is working, perhaps hiring a houseboy might be just the ticket!!!

Emom said...

Too funny...my sweetie returned to work after a year long search, and you are absolutely right the adjustment is interesting....smiles.

Meeko Fabulous said...

Awww! I'll move in and do it all for you! :)

The Good Cook said...

There are benefits to having them around. And just when you get used to a little pampering there they are running off to make a living... geez.

Do you think the dog would mind getting up a bit earlier so that hubby could still do doo-doo duty?

Just wondering....

whalechaser said...

Oh Nancy,
As I read your lament I can hear myself saying very much the same things...after my husband passed. You are the lucky one. You had it, knew it, lost it and KNOW you will have it back again.
I know how hard it is to give up all those nice things. Don't try to replace them...it can't be done. Enjoy the what is for now...and then.
Whale

Jayne Martin said...

Wow. If I'd known husbands did all that, I might have gotten married.

Amy said...

Nancy, What a funny post! I like my coffee to be served as well, and I haven't vacuumed in the past four years since we sold our business. The pink bags are hilarious - at least it's not Winter!

Hilary said...

But such a beautiful area to walk. :) I like your little bag dispenser and colourful bags. Benny has boring, basic black. Of course if I got one of those, poop pickup would be entirely my job because Frank wouldn't be caught dead with one of those!

lakeviewer said...

Ah, you'll miss a few; you'll gain a few. I know what you mean!

Deborah said...

Everything's an adjustment, Nancy, even when the outcome is still good. Don't worry, we know you're not really complaining. Well, not too much anyway.

Lori ann said...

hahaha, you are so funny, i feel for you, and me, i do all those things and my husband and i both work full time (can't WAIT to retire)! (my husband is great at doing lots of things, but none of the above) :)

Marguerite said...

What a wonderful routine you had when hubby was home! I would have to put that dog on a long leash, in the back yard, until I had my coffee. lol Good luck with the adjustment!

Marlene said...

Oh..I hear you.. My husbands hours have changed this year significantly..and I always got my coffee every morning in bed..while I relax ...I miss that sooo much...the dog duty I have to admit is a tough one...

CrazyCris said...

Ahhh... early morning dog duty... that's when we're caught wondering if we love the dog as much as we say we do! :p

Fortunately our dog has been trained by my sister (who is the "official" owner, albeit long-distance) to not go out until after breakfast and showers! At least she keeps it up when she's with me or my sister's here. If she's staying with my parents then the dog bugs my dad from the moment he starts to wake up until he takes her out. Different houses, different bosses! ;o)

Jingle said...

wow,
what a fun post.
hope that everything goes well with you.
Happy Wednesday!

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

You are SO funny!

Natalie said...

Better get a new one! *wink* ♥