Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It Worked!

"The days that make us happy make us wise." ~ John Mansfield

The standard Sunday night question in our house is "Will you stay home with me tomorrow?" Always asked by me to Pooldad. Being a stay at home Mom for most of our 15 years I have come to feeling melancholy on Monday mornings because my best friend and partner in crime has to go back to work and the kidlets would leave for school. I would be alone, talking to the pups for the day. I simply never want the weekends to end.

And for all these years he still laughs when I ask and invariably goes to work the next day.

But not yesterday! Woohoo! He actually took a personal day and stayed home to play with me. YAY! That was pretty big because he doesn't just take a day off "because" - and he had to miss some serious days while I was in the hospeeeeeetal, so I was thrilled when I heard him call work early Monday morning to let them know he was staying home.

Have I already said "YAY!"? Oh, yeah. Hee, but really it was great.

We did the usual - hung out, watched movies, lined up important paperwork for the upcoming school year [seriously? I have to dig up Squirrel's immunization records, really? bah.] and played taxi for Wallene [nothing like a last minute birthday party to get us out of the house, right?] And took the dogs on a long walk.

Mundane, typical - call it what you will. I think it was the perfect day. Picked just for us.


RV Vagabonds said...

<3 Happy for you!

word vert: supso I supso I decided to take pictures of the sunrise.

Linda in New Mexico said...

The bestest kind of day. pssssst, I had a very good one too, thanks. Linda the other
vert word huashi...Huashi that on the phone? Oh just a rock star.

Diane Laney Fitzpatrick said...

You are so blessed to be married to someone who you wish would stay home and be with you. I love my husband to the nth degree, but I've been a stay-at-home mom for so long, that I rely on being alone at home in order to concentrate on anything. When people are in the house I can't get squat done. I don't exactly look forward to Monday, but it's the only way I could get anything done!

Amy said...

What a wonderful day. I know what you mean. Sometimes mundane is wonderful.

I've been catching up on all your posts. I missed a lot while I was gone. The inlaws still have dial-up and I don't have enough patience for that.

Your daughter looked beautiful in her grad gown. It must be so bittersweet to have her all grown up!

As for the fried chicken - I have been craving that since last night when I read your post. My hips thank you for that!

Glad all is well. Have a wonderful night.


TinaM said...

I'm glad you had such a perfect day :)

ellen abbott said...

What a wonderful day.

mi said...

such a wonderful way to spend a day with your best friend!

it's so inspiring how much you and pooldad love each other!

Yum Yucky said...

YES! So glad you enjoyed your time. I know you were squeeling from ear to ear when you heard him call out for the day. :)