Well, it appears I jumped the gun on the whole “my computer works!” thing. My computer DOES work, but it is impaired. I think it may have had a stroke, and is now experiencing some residual disability. Half of its brain works, the other half is paralyzed. The good news is it’s the internet side that works. I am typing right now from my computer, and I seem to be able to navigate the wonderful worldwide web without difficulty. But the second I try to open iPhoto my poor little compie just freezes. So I’m taking him to the hospital (aka the Apple store) on Thursday to see the doctor (aka genius). You may laugh, but last time they actually pulled out a stethoscope on him.
Anyway, I won’t be able to show you the photos of my new living room/kitchen/breakfast room/laundry room quite yet. My husband up and went on a business trip to Nashville without me, and took his computer with him! (Full disclosure: I told him he should.) So here I am at home with the dogs by myself. It is quiet around here without the TV on (although I do seem to be becoming quite the reality TV junkie lately), and already just a tad bit cleaner, but oh the loneliness!
I hope this doesn’t come as a shock to you, but my husband and I like each other. A lot. And we much prefer to be together than apart. Unfortunately, we have already spent many nights apart since we’ve been married, and I admit it’s completely my fault. I’ve done some house-sitting for friends a few times, and I went on my annual girls-only vacation. But now I’m experiencing it from the other point of view: the One Who Stays Home. It’s much worse.
So my plan to minimize the ache in my heart while he is away includes the following:
1. Stay busy. I have something planned for every day and night that he’s gone, except today. And today I will be doing chores around the house and hopefully getting a bike ride in.
2. Be around people. Tomorrow I’ll be at the church’s youth group pool party (I’m a volunteer), Thursday I’m spending the afternoon/evening with a good friend, and Friday David comes home!
3. Take up the whole bed. There’s nothing quite so lonely as a single person in a king-sized bed, so I plan on sleeping smack dab in the middle of ours. Also, I’m going to force one or both of the dogs to sleep there with me so I have something to cuddle with.
In conclusion: I miss my husband bunches, my computer is post CVA, and now I’m going to go eat some leftover lasagna and channel my inner electrician. Those outlets won’t rewire themselves.