Husband loaded his pickup on Monday of this week and headed to Denver to see his dad and stepmom. His dad is in an assisted living facility due to Alzheimer’s Disease, and he hasn’t seen him for a year. Husband returns home later today.
I am accustomed to Husband spending time away from home during the week when he works on the Reservation. He is usually home on Friday, and it was strange not having him here yesterday. Strange, yet somewhat restful, since yesterday was the first Friday for eons that it was the end of the week, I was at home, and we were not planning what to cook for the weekend.
Husband is a compulsive cook, grocery list maker, and menu planner. I can tell when he is thinking about cooking something. He has this broody look on his face and gets real quiet. If I ask him what is going on he says “Just a minute”, and, many, many minutes later, he tells me what foods he wants to prepare. This only happens when we are at home. He recognizes how odd this is and confesses that he can’t stop thinking about cooking when he is at home.
I got off work early yesterday. I was content to eat ham sandwiches and breakfast cereal. The free time was nice, and I had had a restful afternoon playing with the cats.
What do you like to do in your free time? What do you find relaxing?