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Life...its a full time job

August 11th, 2010 at 01:20 am

Yesterday was my 20th wedding anniversary. An unusual event however, as the hub and I are currently separated- but getting along very well. Odd to say the least.

When we first met, he was in the military and, having gone straight from high school to military life, he had never really been his own boss. So, as things are now, he finally has an opportunity to run finances, food, schedules, etc...exactly as he wants.

And after raising four kids- while he worked nights, I am enjoying 'me' time.

Its not perfect...but for now, it works. He is learning to be financially responsible...and I am learning that I can take care of myself....just fine.

As I mentioned in my prior post, I recently inherited the full time responsibilities when a direct report was let go...her job + my job = a very busy day. But I am learning so much in the process, that I really dont mind.

Weekends are often busy with any of my six grandbabies...but for the next two, they are all gone on a trip. FREE TIME...oh my! The hub and I are going to the beach for three days this weekend as a simple celebration of surviving 20 years together. lol.

All in is very, very good. I am blessed to be surrounded by healthy kids, grandbabies, a job I love and a home I am proud of.

8 Responses to “Life...its a full time job”

  1. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    Congratulations on the full, textured life and marriage. Twenty whoppin' years, of it! Smile

  2. sagegirl Says:

    Ray-it's just proof that things often work out in non-conventional ways. It's how you make it work that counts. Congrats on the 20 years!

  3. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thanks J ot A and Sagegirl...its been a fun journey...

  4. campfrugal Says:

    Ray, you need to read "A Year By the Sea, Thoughts of an Unfinished Woman" by Joan Anderson. I have mentioned this book before here to other women. You can read about it here: She also does retreats now for women. I sure it can be found at the library.

  5. Broken Arrow Says:

    Sooo, when you say you're "separated", do you mean that you two are just temporarily apart for now due to work schedule or something, or do you mean that the both of you are separated in terms of marital status?

    Either way though, I'm glad that things are working out for you, and you have some "me time". Please take care, Ray. Smile

  6. MonkeyMama Says:

    A very nice post! Congrats on the 20 years, however it works for you.

  7. Ima saver Says:

    Enjoy your vacation and have fun!!

  8. Thrifty Ray Says:

    Thanks for the well wishes everyone...BA..we are separated and living in separate homes, separate finances, etc. We often get together on the weekends to spend time with the grandkids...but I think we are both enjoying independence!

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