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I'll Pencil You in...

Many of you in this day and age will relate to the 'both partner's are very busy' type of relationship where you literally have to compare diaries and make time for each other. The common phrase is "I'll pencil you in for..." etc. My partner and I are almost like that however just the other Saturday it finally got to the state of being absurd.

You'll have to bare with me for the next few paragraphs as they sound like one big diary entry but stick with it and you'll see that knowing all this information was necessary.

Our day started with my partner getting up early to spend the entire day with her two teenage kids at their various sporting commitments, Basket Ball and Netball. It was state championships for the basket ball so my partner would be at some stadium, at the other side of the city, all day and most of the evening too. She kissed a barely awake me goodbye and headed out.

Readers of this blog will know that I work from home. I got up not long after everyone had gone (I'm not one for sleeping in beyond 8:30am). My day started with breakfast and reading a book on e-commerce that I'd picked up for ideas on improving this site. Next I did the shower and get dressed kind of thing followed by washing yesterday's dishes from the evening meal. After that I sat down to some sketching in an attempt to come up with something to paint onto a new canvas I bought yesterday.

Three sketches later and I'd settled on a composition. Went out to my studio and got to work. By about 3pm I was about halfway through to completing my latest work and decided I should leave it for another day and fresh eyes.

Following that I spent about an hour online catching up with various forums and then I installed an updated version of the web design software I use (also bought just yesterday). Spent some time looking through the new features and importing my site from the previous edition to this new version.

Around 5pm I put everything away and spent the next hour on my daily stretching and weight lifting exercises (I'm still determined to get my body back from Brad Pitt!). From there I went back into the house and cooked and ate my tea. Since there was only a few dishes I then decided to wash those so there wouldn't be anything left over for the next day.

I started to watch TV but I've gone off TV lately so I went back onto the internet for a while and wrote the previous entry in this blog, "Get a Job...".

10pm and I decided I'd head for bed with my book from breakfast, which I read until 11pm then sleep was starting to get the better of me. I just got my self comfortable when my mobile phone pipes up with a text message "Games just finished we're on our way home."

About an hour later my partner kisses a barely awake me goodnight, turns the light out and we both settle down to where ever dreams take you.

Okay. So it occurred to me that, over the course of my whole day, my partner never saw me get out of bed (or even fully awake for that matter). I'm sure, when she arrived home, she must have got the impression I spent the whole day in bed.

I didn't think it was possible that two people could live in the same house and yet still be so busy that there wouldn't be any time at all to spend together. Evidently it's possible.

Comments

  1. I think that's a very funny story - about Kathy not seeing you out of bed all day, I mean! You could get that impression that you hadn't got up at all, but I am sure she noticed what had been done, though! Very funny!

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  2. I actually don't know what impression she got but I'm sure she knew I didn't spend the day in bed.

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  3. I did notice you had done the dishes :0 Whichi am so greatful for :)
    Actually i didnt think about you staying in bed all day.........but i know that I thought about you all day :)
    I am so sorry that i was out for the entire day and I wish we could have time just by ourselves when I am not running around looking after everyone else and neglecting you :(

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  4. Aaaaa....hhhh (sigh) Sweet :) ;)

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