Tuesday, May 13, 2008


My husband went out of town for several days and just returned last evening. Even though I hate for him to be gone even overnight, I was looking forward to having some uninterrupted time to paint and to plan some paintings at least. I don't know what happened but suddenly the time was gone and I had hardly done anything I'd planned to do.

To be fair, much of the time was stormy with lightning and thunder and tornado warnings and some electrical outages. Since I use the computer monitor to show my photo references and the computer was unplugged much of the time, I didn't have photo references handy.

But, I was also determined to get the house in order with the laundry all caught up and I did that. Of course, my DH filled the hamper right back up when he unpacked his suitcase!

So, now the weather is bright and sunny, the electricity stays on all the time and my husband is off work today & is coming into my studio every few minutes to ask me something or share some thought & I still can't get anything done!

Don't get me wrong - my husband is my best friend and my staunchest ally and critic and I love him dearly. I'm so glad he's home & we've spent all last evening and all morning together catching up. He's the one who said he had things to do to catch up on from being gone so I came in here to get out of his way. Am I glimpsing what it may be like when he retires?


Paulette said...

Glad you didn't get hit too hard. I love storms, but they can be inconvenient. I think you will find a rhythm with him when he retires. You have the first part beat, he is your best friend.

Jan said...

Paulette said...
I think you will find a rhythm with him when he retires.

Do you think? I hope so but I kinda wonder as I'm very comfortable with myself and he's very much a people person and seems to need interaction most of the time. But, as you said, we're best friends so I'm sure we'll work it out.

I love storms too and it's so nice to be able to watch them from the covered porch. But these were a little more severe than usual so I'm certainly glad they've passed on!