Monday, March 07, 2011

Dream a little dream....

I am typically "off" on Fridays from my beloved job.

When I tell folks I have a day off, they ask how I plan to relax. I generally have lots of ideas about what I will do, but inevitably I usually end up crossing things off my to-do list. My sweet hubby will come home from work and ask what I was up to that day. I rattle off a LONG list of tiny accomplishments (the more I have, the more impressive I seem) and he calls me the bestest wifey in the world. I love this ritual we have going.

I tend to not get around to the relaxing part of the day because time runs away from me. I must say though at the end of such a productive day, I imagine what life would be like if I stayed home instead of working. (Disclaimer: I LOVE what I do!)

I imagine myself as yes, a SUPER WIFE, with powers to slow time to get done all that I want to accomplish. My husband will come home to find a sparkling house, a made up gorgeous (skinny!) wife, dinner on the table and dessert in the oven, laundry done, and all my craftiness on display. I of course imagine that with all that time on my hands, I would be quilting and sewing and making fun things all day long every week. What a Proverbs 31 woman I would be!

Then reality sets in and I am happy that the laundry got done and the dog is clean, even if nothing else got accomplished that day. I am happy to know my husband doesn't care if the house is a bit dusty or if I am still wearing my sweatpants when he comes home or if I laid on the couch and read a book all day-- as long as I am there when he gets home, that's all it takes to make him a happy happy man.

Blessed, indeed.


Jan said...

Chris is definitely one lucky guy and the fact that he knows it makes you one lucky gal. :)

I will say, I've lived your "dream" and been home before (no kids) and did not even come close to living that perfect life with the perfect house and so on. Thankfully my husband still loved me and appreciated what I did. :)

Andrea said...

I dreamed that dream when I worked too- I thought how perfect the house could be if I could only be at home!

Well, I am at home, and the house is hardly perfect and sometimes I stay in my pjs all day (gasp)! But Grant still loves me and appreciates me too and that is all that really matters.

I know you do a great job at work and at home! Enjoy your days off!