Finding myself in the Middle East

Monday, December 28, 2009

When you aint got your Man

I am a strong and capable woman. I take care of my kids. I take of my household. And I do it all with a smile! Yes! I am capable and strong! I am woman! Hear me roar!

Meow. meow moew moew.

No, really.

My husband left to America on business for a week and I have thus far eaten a box of candy, not gone to the gym, ran my fingers idly through the dirty laundry, cast a disinterested gaze over the piles of dirty dishes, and woke up every 15 minutes at night with a start at the silence in the bed next to mine, saying, "what was that?"

I am tired. My house is a mess. My kids are painting on the walls as we speak and eating leftover breakfast for lunch. I am eating a bag of lettuce since that is all I can stomach after The Candy Incident.

Wah. You don't have to feel bad for me; I feel bad enough for myself.

But, it is enough! Pull yourself together, girl! Turn on some music, pull out the broom, and clean and dance with your babies and dust-mites.

Although I am torn. Because I heard that if you let your dust-mites get big enough, they make very good, very quiet, low-maintainence pets. Then maybe I can cuddle up with one and finally fall into a good, deep sleep.


Proud Tante said...

a wise woman that i (once) knew told me when my husband was going to the US. "It's ok, just stock up on ice cream". Well, being that there isn't ice cream in the winter, chocolates will have to do... It is so lonely when they travel without us!

Can we have you for shabbos day?

JerusalemStoned said...

Oops, a bit late. Thanks for the invite, though! I did eat out for both meals.

What do you do when the thought of ice cream makes you want to gag? Mmmm, dry crackers.

GAMZu said...

(Just a suggestion- since your blog isn't private, I don't think you should post info such as your husband's absence until after he gets back. You never know who can stumble upon your blog and figure things out. Unlikely to happen, but a wise precaution to take.)

Sherry said...

So a week ago you posted that he left for a week ... does that mean he's coming back tomorrow? Good news all around!

JerusalemStoned said...

GAMZu, just locked my door. AND my windows. But, yeah, you are probably right. It's a good thing that I have smart cyber-friends.

Sherry, Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, it's only a day away!


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