We’ve just wrapped another fun weekend together and are back to work and back to our “separation” of sorts. It’s week three of this difficult time and it doesn’t seem to get any easier. In fact, I think it may be getting harder to live without my husband each week. I think we end up exhausting ourselves each weekend because it’s our only time together. Trying to cram everything into two days is not easy.
We ate lots of pizza, watched a lot of TV, went to the movies to see Monsters vs. Aliens, walked the Kingsburg Car Show, and just spent as much time together as possible. In fact, Saturday morning was our only time apart. Ryan went on a motorcycle ride with his best friend and their church up to Bass Lake and I went to a spring tea at my old church with my mom. I had a really good time catching up with old friends and doing the girly tea thing.
I think the table my mom and I hosted was the cutest one, but I may be kind of partial. 🙂 It gave me an excuse to use linens I got from my wedding, and to use my grandma’s old tea set. It made me both very happy, to see friends and spend time in my old church, and sad because I don’t quite have connections like that in my new church and in my new “wife” life. I realize how much friendship is a valid and key part of a woman’s life and how hard it is to establish that the older you get. And maybe all of that is just emphasized by how lonely it is living alone all week?
My big project for the week is to get our filthy house clean!!! I’ve set out each week with the goal in mind to clean during the week so that the weekend can be filled with time with Ryan, but that just hasn’t panned out. While pacing around last night I noticed how bad it is… and it probably isn’t all that bad for normal people… but I’m Dutch and we bring a whole new meaning to the word clean. Time to break out the Pine Sol and Windex!