Good Deeds~The Awake Version

Nikki at  Antics of a Crazy Mom has asked to go out and do some good deeds and then tell everyone what you did.  This is a great idea for those who rarely do good deeds, but I’m always doing good deeds.  That’s just the way I am, I think it must be in my blood.  Why this morning alone I put out a fire while the firemen were busy rescuing a kitten, saved yet some more fools that got stuck up on Mt Rainier,  helped a little old lady cross the street and chased away the pack of Boy Scouts that was trying to drag her the other direction. 

So I’m sure you can understand why I don’t really care to brag about what I have done to be helpful in the world.  Although…there is one Good Deed that I am particularly proud of.  This week, I did not throttle my husband. Aren’t you proud of me too?

Last week, Shaun finished up the project he was working on and found that he could take some unexpected vacation time.  Because he has been working so much for the past few years, he has lots of time piled up.  So, the week that the girls went back to school, Shaun started his three week vacation.  (Of course I’m ecstatic to have him home, under my feet right after I shoo off the girls.  I’m ecstatic. Three. Whole. Weeks.

Now don’t get me wrong, Shaun and I love each other deeply, but we are very independent people.  We each are at our best when we have had some “alone time”.   At the very beginning of his vacation, Shaun made it a point to gently stress that he didn’t want to spend all of his time doing stuff with me.  (The girls would be in school so that wasn’t really an option)  He told me he loved me but he just needed to unwind and be by himself.  I heard this over and over until I finally had to break down and tell him that maybe, it might possibly, not have been quite true that I was ecstatic that when he told me he would be staying home.  

Last week actually quite nice.  We each did our own thing.  Only Shaun would get lonely and come find me to talk.  I’d like to consider this sweet and considerate, but the reality is that he was annoying me.  And he knew it.  In fact, he has been doing it on purpose.   He thinks pestering me  is great fun.  I think that he should go jump in the Big Orange Jeep and go have a different type of fun.

That way, I won’t be forced to throttle him and have my Good Deed taken away from me…

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train tracks

I was going to write about trains, but one interruption too many changed my mind!

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0 Responses to Good Deeds~The Awake Version

  1. chrisb says:

    I think most people enjoy a little space; there are many times when I say to myself ‘I could knock his block off ‘ especially when I get interrupted just as I sit down to watch a TV programme- so yes you can be proud not to have throttled your husband!

  2. Tink says:

    Funny how he stressed he wanted to be left alone and then he comes and bugs you because he’s lonely/bored. When Hoop went on an all guys trip with his Dad and brother I had a blast relaxing and doing all those little projects I never get around to. He, on the other hand, called me six times a day. Men.

  3. Kari says:

    Well bless your little pea-pickin’ heart…I am quite impressed (and somewhat mystified as well) as to how you HAVEN’T throttled your dearly beloved. I always have that reaction when I hear that someone is suffering…I mean, enjoying their spouse’s company for an extended period of time. I’m fairly certain that I am the only female in the English speaking world who claims to adore her husband and yet wants only a minimum of “together” time each week. I like to think that our time apart keeps us “always wantin’ more”. That’s my story anyway. What’s that? You callin’ me a liar? Are you? I didn’t THINK so.

    P.S. Remember…keep your hands to yourself and learn to count backwards from 100 in 15 seconds or less (practicing that will keep your mind occupied way too much to even think about strangling your loved one).

  4. Kari says:

    Oh yeah and I wasn’t “bawling” about no one entering my giveaway.

    Well, maybe I was, just a little. But still. How insensitive for you to point that out. Now I feel like a whiner. Okay…so that’s not a totally unfamiliar feeling for me to have, but…I expected sweeter things from you. And that in itself is a mystery, isn’t it? πŸ™‚

  5. Kari says:

    Hey, cool. Your blog comment thingy turns stuff into actual smiley faces. Wonder what face THIS is make… :{)

  6. Kari says:

    Apparantly, that makes nothing. Sorry for playing around on your comment section. I am. Really. No need for revenge. I’m stopping right now. This is the last one, I promise (for today, anyway!)

  7. Nikki says:

    The hubby probably greatly appreciated you not throttling him!! It’s the small things in life that go the farthest!

  8. Cheryl says:

    I don’t envy you! Three whole weeks? Patience is a virtue. You can add that to your good deed.

  9. Pamela says:

    if you hand him a honey-do list I can guarantee he’ll disappear quickly

  10. mrs darling says:

    I love that pic of the tracks!
    Who doesn’t have the times of wanting to throttle hubby! πŸ™‚

  11. Maria says:

    *sigh* yes, the hubbies are lovely (mine definitely is), but time spent apart from them is QUITE necessary. wifey and hubby can sometimes get on each other’s nerves.

    πŸ™‚

  12. Debbie says:

    I feel your pain. *LOL*

  13. Shari says:

    I like my space, too. The girls are in school now so I use that time to do homework. He works the night shift and that suits me fine, but when he decides to take a day off, I TRY to be happy. I TRY to say go ahead, you deserve a day off. Truth is I want that time for me. Is that awful or what?

  14. Mojokat says:

    I completely understand how you feel, its just with dif’t people, my best friend and Mom…since they live with us, it makes it a common weekend thing to get pestered to death when I’d love to just have a couple hours to myself to re-coop…ugh!
    Good luck with the remaining time “together”!

  15. Kay Dennison says:

    Any woman who hasn’t wanted to throttle her husband is a liar or a saint! Husbands aren’t perfect nor are wives. I’m divorced from mine but I still want to throttle him at times. lol I guess that explains why we don’t play house anymore.

  16. Kaytabug says:

    This was funny but oh so true…Great deed!! You could add me not throttling my hubby as a good deed as well!

  17. Lisa's Chaos says:

    My husband and I are much the same way. Love being with him but need some space too. Three weeks – WOW!

  18. Kell says:

    I am proud of you! And I feel for you–3 weeks?!? My hubby drives me crazy when he’s home and we’ve had discussions about it is not my role in life to keep him entertained, which is impossible because he’s one of those people who always has to be doing something. Problem is, he wants someone to figure out what it is he wants to do. And he doesn’t want to clean or go to the yarn shops. Go figure!

  19. wolfbaby says:

    your husband and my husband can never and i do mean never meet, my hubs thinks it is great fun to pick on me in fact he states he has papers making it legal to pick on me .. go figure, when i complain about it he just says well it’s not my fault you decided to mary me *rolls eyes*
    men

  20. JennieBoo says:

    Men..have to live with ’em and can’t “spank” ’em, though they NEED it!

  21. i loved your post! πŸ™‚

  22. PrEtTY iN tHE CiTY says:

    Hi susan, I ever heard that to love someone is to let him/her free. You both have amazing relationship ;p

  23. Marla says:

    Not killing your husband is indeed a good deed and should be recognized πŸ™‚ Hubby and I are the same too……we need our alone time.