Wednesday, July 21, 2010

motherhood... sans kids

My husband is a Hero.  Of EPIC proportion.  OH sure, he doesn't support my running, but he's learning to tolerate it.  He thinks I'm a little crazy with the "cleaning out junk" purges I go on where I give away 40 bags of stuff and sometimes my apparent impulsivity drives him crazy.  (I'm not as impulsive as I look, I just talk so much that people are surprised when I do manage to keep my thoughts on a subject to myself for a mere 3 months... )  But why am I singing his praises today?

Because.  Once again....  For the second time in 6 months...  He went on a road trip with the kids.  I have classes, as we've previously discussed, so I couldn't go.  And now, here I am.  A mom.  Alone.  And... it's harder than it sounds.  My kids give me structure.  Seriously, who knew?

I always appear to be on Facebook (crackbook) to my friends, except that's just because I am in the kitchen w/ my desk for 3 meals and 2 snacks a day.  SO I can pop in, comment and get out... and be back 2 hours later.  But now, with my kids gone, my CRACKBOOK obsession is slipping.  A friend posted photos and I didn't. even. see. them. For like, 8 hours.  What?  How could that be?  

Good news though, H will be back on Sunday, and my father & his wife & their very sweet tempered cracked out OCD hyperactive border collie are coming to visit for a week.  A week.  (chewing inside of lip)  Did I mention they're bringing their dog?  So.  What am I saying here?  Don't worry Crackbook friends I will stop by more frequently next week.  And don't worry Bloggy Readers, I'm certain to have some good dog related insanity to share with you next week.  And if I don't, that'll be blogworthy as well.


shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

I thought I was the only one with a less than thrilled, support optional hubbs. Glad to see I am not alone. You'd think they'd wise up and realize how happy we are after we get to run?!

Good luck with the doggie visit. Will you let it in the house? Ugh. I don't do doggies in the house - not upstairs anyway!

Julie said...

i do the same thing with *crackbook*! I swear people think i'm on all the time...but I'm just in the kitchen ALL the time!! :)