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Things are changing in our home.  It's been a long time coming, but my husband and I are about to begin having the same days off again, theoretically speaking.  We are so excited!

Yes, my husband is now the Director of Training for his company.  No more sales floor for him!  What this means is that instead of his days off being mid-week and mine on the weekends, we will both have Saturday and Sunday off together.

I say theoretically because, well, once a month he has to trudge to a store and train the staff on-site.  I conduct most of my free-lance writing interviews and other articles on the weekends.  So, we will see each other a lot more often, but this is going to take some adjusting-of the good kind.

Since breaking my foot some 20 months ago, I've become used to doing what I please, when I please and how I please on the weekends-hey, everyone else went to work, so I was able to work however I wanted too (or didn't want too).  My husband had 3 days off mid-week.  He'd spend a day watching movies I wanted no part of, spending an afternoon with the grandkids, running errands and whatever else he wanted to do.  Except for the having to trot his mom to the doctor's or dropping her off at the market.  No one really wanted to do that, but it was a must, so being the good person he is, he just did it.

Now, we will surprise the grandkids and visit them together!  We can plan a day trip to Palm Springs-just because we feel like it!  We'll take Sunshine for a walk-together!  

Of course, he'll have to adjust to giving me some time get my articles submitted.  I'll have to give him an afternoon to drop his mom at the market (no, he learned early on that he CANNOT be in any market with her.  This is too much to let poor innocent readers know what she's like to deal with) and there will be times where we won't be able to spend our days together, but still, we are looking forward to this re-adjustment.

The long months we've spent "apart" are over.  No longer will we have to endure only seeing each other for an hour in the evenings (I collapse at 10) or eat at 9 o'clock at night.  We can plan an outing, we will enjoy more than a brief "see you later, have a good day"
while running out of the house.

Any couple knows that to be successful in a relationship you need time together.  

Thankfully, our time has finally made its return.  Forgive me if this is a particularly short column-my husband just came home and he's waiting for me!



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