Wednesday, June 2, 2010

All by myself

There's a reason I married someone who's job doesn't require travel. I totally suck at being alone.

Its not that I'm not an independent woman who can do things for myself. I can open jars and everything. I can drive myself places (someone I'm related to by marriage is incapable of driving in Tucson or Sierra Vista, her husband has to drive her). I don't need someone to do stuff for me.

I just prefer to be in the company of my husband when I'm doing these things.

David had to go St. Louis for 2 1/2 days for work training. He isn't even on the plane yet and I miss him. When did I become such a weiner? Its not like we've never ever spent a night apart. Its just that when we did I didn't have two kids to take care of. Now if something happens, I'm the only one they've got, and I run out of patience around 6 pm everyday, about the time David gets home from work. Then I have someone else to change diapers and bathe naked ladies. Without him, its all me.

He was extra anxious about the plane ride part, and I have to admit so was I. He is thirty years old and he's never been on a plane. I am a plane ride expert. (Okay, so it was once time to Albuquerque when I was ten). I know statistically you're more likely to get in a car crash than a plane crash, but that isn't helping. I keep thinking of the same dumb part from an old Alanis Morrisette song.
    
     Mr. play-it-safe, was afraid to fly,
     He packed his suitcase, kissed his kids goodbye.
     He waited his whole damn life, to take that flight,
     And as the plane crashed down he thought, well isn't this nice.

I hate to break it to you Alanis, but most of the things in that song aren't really ironic, more like unfortunate.

Ten thousand spoons when all you need is a knife. Meeting the man of your dreams and then meeting his beautiful wife.

Those things suck, but they're not necessarily ironic.

I won't rest easy till he is home safe, and then he can give the kids a bath, cause I'm not doing it.

   

16 comments:

Diet Starts Tomorrow said...

I hate being alone too! My boyfriend always travels..that's why I got a dog. Not the same, but at least I'm not alone!

Mz Clean Freak said...

i am quite the opposite....i am a loner but when ma kidz are away then I get lonely! *smile* I do however miss the in home terminator (when the man kills the spiders or creepy crawliez)
*smile* Newbie to ya blog follow!

sEy said...

I hate being alone too, but I am alone in my apartment (it'a a fact) that's why I always stay out late. silence kills me

Tara said...

i suck at being alone too. i hate it. hubby doesnt travel often, but thats one of the reasons why we got a dog- to keep me company when he is gone!

Kerri said...

I'm the biggest baby. I go and stay with my parents when Matt's out of town. Pathetic, I know. I'm almost 30.

Mary Nevin said...

i'm so glad to find other people that point out that the "ironic" things in the song are not so. i'm a new reader of your blog, it's wonderful!!

V said...

He'll be home before you know it! and you are probably the most coolest wiener I know. lol.

Kathy Kloos said...

Okay, #1, it's whiner, not weiner. #2, the kids can survive a few days without a bath...hell, they'll be cleaned tomorrow when they come swimming at my place. #3, being away from him for a few days helps you appreciate him a little more. I know you appreciate him but it does help. #4, you have always suffered from separation anxiety...from me when you were little and now from David.

Kathy Kloos said...

by the way, have you noticed that you're up to 79 followers?
Your loving Mother

Jennifer said...

I meant weiner. I'm not a whiner, but sometimes a weiner.

Amber Dawn said...

You are soooooo not alone. I hate being away from my husband too!! And I love that you called yourself a weiner lol.

The Crump Family said...

Waylon Just left too! He had to go to Kentucky. After his airplane accident I had alot of anxiety about him flying across the country, if he wouldn't have had that crash landing 2 weeks ago I would've been fine. Now hopefully David doesn't have to go out of town very often after this!

Laury Ann said...

I am with you 100% my hubby is in sales, but luckily he only travels local, in his car, for a few hours during the work day. Whenever we think about his possibly ever getting another job, I get upset even thinking that he may have to fly out for training somewhere (a lot of places make them train for like 2 weeks!) I couldn't handle it...as much as I like my breaks, at times...I do not like being alone either!

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EVA said...

I know what what you mean...my husband is away for four days and I'm SAD. Also there was a big beetle in the bedroom last night and I had to scrounge for it and kill it by myself and it left me feeling on edge and I couldn't get to sleep and I was alone in my bed and...I just know what you mean :P

laurenne said...

THANK YOU! I've been saying that about Alanis's song for the longest time! YES! Someone else knows the definition of 'irony'! If someone else says they want to buy an 'ironic t-shirt,' i will bite him. A t-shirt is not ironic, no matter what it says. Unless you buy it for your husband who has sold his upper body to buy you a skirt. But you sold your lower body to buy the t-shirt.

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