So about 15 months ago I started this thing called Seriously Saturdays where I said that each Saturday I'd post about something that just makes me say 'Seriously?!?' Well, I did it for about 12 weeks and then I forgot about it somehow. I remembered the idea though and decided to revive it. So today's post is all about why I feel single again.
We got married in April...we're closing in on about 10 months of marriage which is roughly 40-45 weeks that we've been husband and wife. And do you know that in that 45 weeks, Mr Fix It has been gone for about 6 of those weeks which is 13% of our short marriage. And now he is leaving next month for another two weeks! I mean, seriously?!?
I might as well have stayed single!
About a month after we got married, Mr Fix It drove up north to work on his parent's rental property for three weeks. Oh man...that was hard. We didn't have our new puppy at that time and my daughter stays with her dad for 3-4 nights each week so it was strange being in a house all by myself that I had just moved into.
In November, he went up to his parents house for about a week to visit his family and spend the holiday up there...which I had already told you all about how I stayed home without him because my own family had our first Thanksgiving without my Grandmother who had just passed.
Then in January I mentioned that he went back up to his parents house yet again for another two weeks to work on a new rental property they just bought. And now in March, he's going up to Sacramento to remodel a bathroom for his sister so he'll be gone yet again.
As much as I'm glad his family is giving him so much work, and they do take care of him well financially for what he does, it's very hard to have him gone for such long periods of time. I really don't know how these military wives handle themselves when they have to watch their hubbys leave them...and possibly leave them for a dangerous job!
Anyway, I am definitely one who enjoys my time to myself and some peace and quiet and not having to answer to anyone. But as a newlywed, it's not easy being by myself for over 15% of the first year we've been living together.
Seriously...can't my hubby find work here in our own county?!? :D
What about you, ladies? How do you do when you have to be apart from your hubby? Have you had any long stretches of time apart?
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