Discussion question number 3: How do you prepare to receive your husband when he walks in the door? Do you notice a difference with him when you are happy or cranky? What are some things you might do differently?
Until I wasn't working anymore, I never really thought about it. When I was working, I was cranky most days and he would be the one coming through the door trying to cheer ME up. I knew when I would be at home, I wanted to make a nicer environment for my husband.....have dinner ready, have a clean house, etc.
So now we are here; how am I doing? Some days, not so good! It's really the little things that set me off. Maybe I have been cooking for a couple hours on a nice meal and then he's late coming home. When things don't go the way I planned, initially I don't take it well....at all! I also have low blood sugar and I REALLY need to remember to have a snack when things like this happen. If I wait to eat anything until I can eat with him it could get ugly. When I am "grumpgry" I can be mean!
This past week I have to say that it went pretty well. Of course I think it helped that twice I made soup....chili and taco soup....and so if it cooks a little longer it's no big deal. I also made him fudge so that made him pretty happy to come home to. And I have decided to vacuum everyday. HUH??? Weird, I know, but there are the two of us and two dogs, one of which is quite the shedder. My husband hasn't complained as much in the last three days about being so stuffed up!
I guess I have done a better job, because last night as we were falling asleep he thanked me for the cooking and cleaning I have done this week and that it has been nice for him to come home to this. Some people might say that he is sexist and I'm falling for it. I say that he has a stressful job, with our only income, and that I'm taking pride in MY job which is the house. It is also what I feel God has called me to do....which is a huge statement if you had known me growing up or in my early twenties.
I still have a ways to go, but in three weeks I already see a slight improvement. There might just be hope for me yet!
Until Next Time.....