All My Days Are Saturdays

This is the 2nd time in my life that I have intentionally wanted to be a housewife.  The first time I was 16 years old, newly married and very, very naive.  This time I am not newly married, not very young, with grown kids and family moved away long since.  The first time I was just doing what every little girl was raised to do: get married, have children and live happily ever after.  This time I’m living happily ever after and the rest doesn’t matter.  After working full time for 40 years, all my days are now Saturdays.  What a lovely thought!

It’s been a great, happy, peacefull and productive day.  I cooked toast and coffee for breakfast, chocolate brownies with pecans for mid-day snack, and put a roast and veggies in the crockpot for dinner (with a loaf of hot French bread to dip in the gravy).  I ran the dishwasher twice with all the cooking.  Ronnie washed Maximus’ and Bandit’s blankets so it smells much fresher in the living room crates.  I worked on my new laptop off and on all day, and, of course, we cuddled dogs all day.  For the life of me I don’t know why I got out of bed at 7 A.M. when I didn’t have to get up at all this morning, but I have noticed that since I haven’t worked nights for a month that I’m turning into a “day person”—–me, who has always been a “night person”?  Gods, what next?

I have no plans for tomorrow.  There are things I’d like to accomplish (vacuum, grocery store, finish the laundry) but I realized this afternoon that if I don’t get everything done the next day that there is another day following that it will get done.  No pressure.  No deadlines.  Wow!  What a concept!

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  1. lalasharni
    Oct 28, 2012 @ 06:12:57

    Isn’t it wonderful? Of course, it feels like a long vacation right now, but without the distant prospect of return to work. I smile to myself at the thought of you in an apron, cooking – not that you cant cook – I know that you can (Gumbo – remember?) but I was more thinking that breakfast – hey, lets drive thru and get tater tots and cola – now its toast and coffee. BTW the pecan brownies sound sublime. Taking up the role of housewife again can be truly rewarding – at least I found it so. I hope your domestic bliss continues for a long, long time and that the joy of it never diminishes. I for one, folllow your daily comment with something of a knowing smile. The paycheck is missed, but that’s ALL that’s missed.

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