The weekend comes and goes by so fast here in the trailerhood. Prior to Big Bear coming in I did 4 loads of laundry, scrubbed bathrooms, scrubbed bedroom, cleaned the refrigerator, dealt with devil spawn, ran daughter to work, talked to grandma, talked to husband, talked to a drunk man, broke up sibling fight, cleaned living room, took trash out, cleaned another bathroom, took medications, lesson planned, scolded child, dealt with devil spawns pee, vacuum carpet, and folded laundry by 1:30. Not bad considering I got up at 8:30.
This particular day was special. We had been married for 6 months. Normally, that wouldn’t be something that I would remember or care about, but for the last 5 months I’ve had some pretty nasty health junk and it felt like a lifetime. Honestly, I didn’t know how bad things were going to get. I wanted to look a little extra special for him so I made sure to wear something I thought he would like, and do my make-up. He had just come in after a super rough week in the road and I could have picked him up naked and he wouldn’t have noticed, so I should have known better. Sometimes, a drivers wife just doesn’t think. (Side note- you have these expectations that when they come home they will pick you up and kiss and hug you with excitement to see you when reality is they will barely notice you from pure exhaustion and usually you need to wait for them to make a few phone calls or do whatever before it’s your turn. It’s just part of being a drivers wife.) Anyways, he came home and we went to steak and shake with the kids for dinner.
Big bear and his buddy got the lawn done, which it looks great! I ran errands to get stuff for the truck and for our weekly bbq. Each Sunday we have friends over. I did the laundry for hubby and his friend. Another one of his friends came to town, which I later found out he would be staying with us off and on for a while. Hubby got to hang out with his buddies, and we had some good food. Thankfully, one of his friends had a wife come so it was nice to actually chat with another woman for awhile.
Of course, the time goes fast and the truck has to roll again. I am preparing for the return to work. Freezer cooking, lesson planning, housework and dealing with kids. Fun times. Life in the trailerhood feels complicated and rushed.