There is a group (well, four) of us in town and we call ourselves the Gal Pals – but, honestly, one of them is a man. We just get together periodically to have lunch. We laugh and laugh and laugh. But we also share a lot of information on what is happening in town. It’s pretty much a guarantee that one of us will have the low-down on something that none of the others know about. Anyway, today was our lunch day. Great stress reliever – plus, I learned a couple of things I didn’t know about different things going on around town.
Now for my rant. If you don’t want to hear me gripe, now would be a good time to quit reading.
My SO is 11 years older than I am and took early retirement. We’ve been together nearly 17 years and he retired nearly 9 years ago. You would think I would be used to it by now but I’m not and I’m pretty sure I never will be.
I’m an off the charts Type A and he is about a ZZZZZ (that stands for someone who would be asleep if they did any less). Seriously, I’ve never seen one person who can do nothing all day and talk about how busy they have been. Drives me bananas.
I pay to have the house cleaned because it was causing me way too much stress after working 50-60 hours a week. I hate to cook, but if we are going to eat at home, it is up to me to cook. Oh sure, he does clean off the driveway when it snows (I mow way more than 50% of the time).
I get home today (late, of course). I’m in a bad mood because I left before daylight this morning and came after dark tonight. I brought home a pizza so I wouldn’t have to think about dinner. Plus, I knew that I was going to prepare something to throw in the crockpot for tomorrow. Of course, it only needs to cook for 4 hours. I sure hope Mr. Retired can take it out of the refrigerator and turn on the crockpot or there won’t be any dinner. I browned the hamburger, peeled and sliced the potatoes – all while he sat on his arse and watched television. I very sweetly asked “so, what did you do today?” His response was, “Just what I’m doing now.” Really? I worked all day, and I’m the one busting my hump getting dinner ready for tomorrow night. Gee, I wonder what it would be like to be home and just sit and do nothing all day while someone did everything around the house. He told me once that I made him tired (this was as he was sitting and watching me clean the house). Really? Then maybe you should help Mr. Retired.
GRRRRRR! Okay, so this wasn’t a mini rant – I just get worked up when I think about it.
Okay, back to your regularly scheduled program. Today, I’m thankful for my Gal Pals and the fun we have. I’m thankful for the laughter in the middle of the day. Not so thankful for the 18 degree weather this morning, but I am thankful I have a heater in my car.