Luke is off today for a contract further up the coast, the job is expected to take 4 long months – YIKES! Thankfully he is still close enough to come home on weekends and because they have arranged a holiday house for the accommodation, Skye and I will be making the most of the lovely beachside location as much as possible too.
As much as I think that I take care of everything around here, I know I am going to really miss him during the nightmare hours between 5pm and bedtime when I am trying to cook dinner, feed and bath Skye and attempt to return the house to some kind of controlled chaos rather than the stage 5 tornado he is greeted with every afternoon. I will miss having someone to tune out in front of the TV after dinner with, but on the upside, I will be in charge of the remote for a change.
I can see now I am going to busy myself with all kinds of little projects and I have already bought myself some totally girly new bed linen that I can enjoy without making sure he has clean feet before going to bed. I will share the new linen shortly, I have been waiting till Luke has left to break it out
One of my friends often says that while she misses her husband when he is away with work, it is sometimes easier to only have to worry about herself and the kids, especially at meal times. I can see the early-bird special becoming a regular at our place and the slow cooker is definitely going to get a workout.
Does your partner have to go away for work often? How do you find it effects the dynamics of the house?