"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, September 11, 2006

My "Honey-Do" List Just Shrank!


Dh just left this morning. After getting up at 6:30 AM ... feeding and directing kids to school, dropping off the "new baby" for a thorough check-up, driving up to the property to meet with the builder, then driving to and from the airport ... I then met with a siding/roofing guy at 11:30, whew ... and the day has just begun. My Honey-Do list was tackled while DH was home. We filed all the paid bills (this is normally his job ... but since he's away most of the time, the PILE had grown), finished up varnishing the new picnic table and benches, washed and cleaned the van including carpet, changed lightbulbs, took delivery of the jeep, went out to dinner three times, ordered the gas/wood stove, ordered new windows and finally got Nathan back to the lab for another blood test to check for hypothyroidism! I had his week so packed with things to do that he was probably glad to go back to work (lol). Now that he knows I don't just sit on my thumbs all day ... I'm sure he appreciates all the hard work it takes to manage all I do. I assured him the list would g.r.o.w. again to greet him on his next visit home. I'm gonna miss that man!

4 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

Good for you!! Always good to see that list diminish...course like you said, it'll grow some more....how do you stand it with him gone all the time!
just noticed you're the parent of a soldier. Especially hitting home today...

Birmingham Girl said...

I bet he misses you so much! Glad to hear the new baby had a check up, wouldn't want it to start acting ill when you had it out for a spin!
You sound like you never have a moments down time...you continue to amaze me. Of course there is those times when you sit on your thumbs all day! :)

Mrs. Mac said...

Cheryl ... I miss him most that first week after he leaves ... then I get used to him being away ... he calls at least twice a day ... And, yes, having a son in the military hits home quite often. On 9/11 he had just began year two ... so I was a bit anxious for him in 2001. Then when the war started, he called home to say he had volunteered to go so his fellow soldiers with little children wouldn't have to; broke my heart hearing that!He's since re-enlisted twice more. I'm a proud mom of a U.S. soldier! ... And BG, when have you seen me sitting on my thumbs??? (LOL)

Maggie Ann said...

Your hubby has a gem in you! All the things you gladly accomplish...makes me say how? and wow in admiration! God bless your son....going above and beyond duty...reminds me of you Mrs.Mac!!