As I was scrubbing the sink with stinky cleanser after cleaning up from breakfast this morning, I realized how much work it is having him around.
The two weeks he was gone, I ran the dishwasher once -- right after he left. I ate lots of salads sitting at the kitchen counter watching the news on the kitchen TV instead of fixing formal dinners and putting it all in serving dishes to place on the table. Didn't have to wash pots and pans, serving dishes and utensils, plates and glassware. The dinner time news was about all the TV I watched other than a couple of rented chick flicks. I could sit down and read a book without having to be told what the newscaster (he watches CNN all evening) had just said.
And what is it about men? We watch the local newscast together. The weather liar comes on and gives the five day forecast. Before the forecast starts, the Engineer hushes me (despite the fact I haven't been talking), telling me the weather's coming up and we have to listen. As soon as the forecast is over, he turns to me and tells me the forecast as if I hadn't just heard it.
It's a good thing they're cute.
*Wunx~'s Law: If the journey is longer than the stay, thou shalt not go.