2.05.2011

Betcha Didn't Know: The 'Lord Have Mercy' Edition



Lord Have Mercy.  Lord Love a Duck.  And Shut the Window and Call Me Edgar. 

Betcha Didn't Know.....
  • That the husband has been home for approximately 288 hours. Give or take a trip to the hospital or two.  But I was still husband-sitting, so it totally counts.  288 hours.  That's a whole lot of man-tv watching and iced tea fetching. 
Betcha Didn't Know.....
  • That though I'm madly in love with the husband, the old adage "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" makes perfect and complete sense to me now.  I've decided that his going to work is good for our marriage. Space and time is good for all of us. The only thing that is saving my sanity now is that he spent the last part of 2010 and the first part of 2011 traveling like a madman, so we're still finding stuff to talk about.  For right now....
Betcha Didn't Know.....
  • That now people are going to be all worried about us and our marriage.  Relax.  We're good.  I've been totally slapped in the face with how much I've taken for granted about the little things that he does around the house to help me, and I'm so saddened for him that his outdoorsy personality has been stuck inside.  I also have no doubt that when the time comes for us to spend copious amounts of time together such as our future empty nest and retirement that we are going to be just.fine.  As long as no one has knee surgery.... *smirky wink* 
Betcha Didn't Know.....
  • That I'm actually feeling very, very blessed by the timing of all of this surgery/recovery mess.  The husband's ACL surgery was actually scheduled for March.  Baseball season.  And his plans included coaching baseball from the seated comfort of a 5 gallon bucket.  Um.Okay.  But, this way, he should be good as new come season's starting, so he shouldn't be leaving crutch marks in the baseline.  ALSO...the husband is getting ready to take on a huge project that is going to take him away from home most evenings and nights.  I had been so dreading this project, because he was supposed to walk straight into the project from all the traveling he had been doing.  But now, he's been forced to stay at home and spend a.lot. of quality time with me and the kids.  Although it will still be very sour to hardly ever see him once he's recuperated and ready to start on the project, at least we know that we spent lots and lots of hours with him beforehand.
Betcha Didn't Know.....
  • That the husband now has a whole new respect for the art of homeschooling.  I deemed him worthy of the honor of teaching beginning algebra to the 5th grader yesterday, and he quickly awarded me with all kinds of hefty accolades.  I'll take "Thank you very much" and "I told you so" for $400, Alex.
Betcha Didn't Know.....
  • That the husband has decided that being an invalid might just be worth it for his stomach's sake.  We've been poured on with heavy food blessings by our precious church family, and, needless to say, we've eaten very.very.very.ridiculously.well this week. 
Betcha Didn't Know.....
  • That I have cabin fever something fierce.  I've started hallucinating about my laundry coming to life and eating me.  And I haven't even been sneaking the husband's pain killers.
Betcha Didn't Know.....
  • That the husband is going to attempt to go back to work for a few hours on Monday, and I'm not sure who is more ready..... 
Betcha Didn't Know.....
  • That the husband and I are meeting our besties for lunch later today sans kids, and you would have thought that we won the lottery.  This is huge, y'all.  We're going to get dressed in real clothes and everything.
Betcha Didn't Know....
  • ...well, I betcha did know...that my resolution of a picture a day/blog everyday has traveled to The Island of Unresoluized Resolutions.  I've heard it has made itself quite comfortable there; saddling up right away to my other resolution of gym frequenting and healthy eating.  I'm sure they'll live happily ever after.
That's all.
Later, friends.

6 comments:

Kimberly said...

LOVE this!!! My husband has been unemployed for a few months so he's been home ALL.DAY.LONG with me. I can completely related to this post! Hope your husband has a speedy recovery! :)

Nina Diane said...

you know my Johnny pretty much works 7 days a week but he is off this weekend. I was in the kitchen cleaning up this morning and he was pacing and pacing....ughh...I told him to go find something to do!! haha

Bridget said...

Have a wonderful time with your friends and good luck with the hubby going back to work on Monday!

Angie said...

Wasn't there a country song that said, "How can I miss you if you never go away?"

Love this post-especially giving the hubby a dose of home school!

New Every Morning said...

Girl. I could have written this EXACT post a few years ago when my man was at home for 8 weeks with an external fixator attached to his leg. I love him with all that is in me, but boy. That was a tough 8 weeks.
I thought I had a servant heart until I was required to fetch every single, ding-dang drink, snack and meal that he wanted. And the man shows, 24-7? Nough said.

Kuddos to you! Hang in there. You'll laugh about this one day. Eventually.

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Even when times are bleak, you're funny! Tis a gift, Amber, a true gift. Hope Kirk is recovering...and the boys too...sounds like you're earning those jewels in your crown left and right. Hang in there, girl!