Low paying—great benefits!
Remember my post a few months ago Wanted: Girlfriend for Spouse? A number of people have inquired how the job is so an update is in order.
I’m pleased to report it’s going better than I even thought possible. Better Half and I had gotten into well, not really a rut, but with life, family, yard work, cancer (who could forget what a damper THAT puts on romance?!), etc., we just weren’t taking care of the two most important people: us!
We’ve made a concerted effort to go outside our comfort zones and it’s working! Better Half, who abhors movies, has been to several (keep in mind the total number of movies we’ve been to in 16 years can be counted on one hand). We’ve been meeting friends for dinner (another activity of which Better Half isn’t fond, which must say something about my cooking!) quite frequently, and we’ve been to a local coffee shop a couple of evenings to hear one of the most amazing voices sing.
Depending on my neck and back condition, I’ve helped chop wood and clear brush (strangely fun for Better Half), gone on long walks through the woods, helped build bonfires (it wouldn’t be a bonfire without bubbly!), gardened (you should see my lettuce and garlic!), gone on wildlife “expeditions” (no sacrifice on my part!) and made some amazing food (and fun) while cooking out in the woods.
Most important, we’ve discovered the more time we spend together sharing even the most mundane (and laughing while doing it) “chores” the better and stronger our relationship grows. Oh, can’t blog anymore, the river is “down” and Better Half just suggested trout fishing! Wahoo!