Thursday, February 22, 2007


It's kind of weird at home now, with Bob working evenings. When we were first married, he managed several appliance stores, and worked nearly every weekend, and most nights until after 9:00. I spent my evenings shopping, or reading, or watching television, and around 8:00 or so I'd go into the kitchen and start making dinner for him.

When he got into real estate he worked weekends, but seldom evenings. Then when he was building houses, he was pretty much master of his own time, and worked during the day. I would leave work at 6:00 or so, get home around 7:00, and he would have dinner ready and waiting for me. I was so spoiled.

Now we're back to him working evenings -- not every evening, he has different hours every day -- and it's kind of strange. I'm spoiling him a little by making lunch for him to take to work every day, but neither of us is getting a very good dinner.

I tend to stay at work later (although I think that will change when the weather warms up) since I know he's not at home waiting for me, and I'm back to my old habits of not eating a "real" dinner. Last night I had a quesadilla -- two flour tortillas with shredded cheese in between, melted in the microwave, then topped with salsa and sour cream. Not terrible, I guess, but not exactly all of the food groups.

I probably would have had a peanut butter sandwich, if we'd had any peanut butter. Turns out that the new jar I had in the pantry was one of the ones that was recalled. I returned it to Target, and they had removed all the Peter Pan peanut butter from the shelves. I'm sure any other brand would be fine--we used to eat Skippy when I lived at home--but Peter Pan is my favorite and I didn't want to buy something else.

When Bob comes home, depending on when he ate his lunch, he's sometimes hungry and sometimes not. Night before last he was, and had ramen noodles. Last night he didn't get home until 11:30, and had to be back at the store at 7:00 this morning, so he stayed up a half hour or so and then came to bed. I'm not sure what's going to happen tonight. He was supposed to get off at 3:30, but I doubt if he will. I was thinking of getting a salad at Jason's for my dinner. Maybe, if he gets off before 10:00, we can do that together.

The store just opened last night, so after this week things should normalize a little.

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