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A blog about my life, fitness and fun! (...and maybe a few cat pictures...)

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Paul is home!

Paul has been gone for the past week! He went to Virgina for a family vacation.

I stayed home to watch the kitties and teach piano lessons. Also, I don't vacation well with others, it's just not my thing. Paul supported me in my "stay home" decision and I supported him in his "go on vacation" decision.Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

I didn't mention his absence because I didn't want the whole world to know I was going to be HOME ALONE for a week.

Guys, I missed him A LOT. I missed him before he even left!

The first night was weird. I woke up twice and felt very sad. It was hard to fall back asleep.

The next day I tried to keep busy. I felt pretty good as long as I had something to do. I could tell the cats were wondering where their daddy was...

Actually, I spent a lot of the evenings this week drinking sangria and weeping with Jelly while watching the DNC. The speeches by Hillary, Michelle, Obama, and Joe all inspire me to be a better person and a better public servant.

When I was really missing Paul and the DNC didn't fill the void, one of the things I did at night to cheer myself up was read a book I loved growing up. It is from the Sweet Valley Twins series and is called The Magic Christmas. This was actually one SVT book I decided to hang on to!



I've read this book so many times but it never gets old. The odd thing is, it's a fantasy book, and I don't like that genre at all! But I like this book.

It's so comforting to read a book you love. It's like an old friend.

Somehow I survived the week and Paul came home yesterday! I'm so glad he's back. All is right in the world again!
What do you do when your partner is gone for several days?
Tell me what book is an "old friend" of yours.
Did you ever read The Magic Christmas?

22 comments:

  1. I've never read that book, but I did read a few of those series when I was growing up. I was more of a baby sitters club fan, though (which btw, those books have come back in the form of graphic novels now!).

    Glad Paul is home and you survived the week without him! It's great that you both respect your life choices about vacations. Clay and I are the same way- we will go off on weekends with our own sets of friends to do our own thing. I see a lot of couples who don't have that kind of space in their marriage and I wouldn't be down with that, so I'm glad our guys get it.

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    1. We totally get it! I bet some people don't need that kind of space, but if you DO it always helps if both people need it that way one person doesn't feel left out!

      I was a HUGE BSC fan which I am sure you know from reading my blog lately! I am kind of sad they are graphic novels. Kids should read the BOOKS. I wonder if they are turning every single one into a graphic novel?

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  2. I've never read any SVH books but from your last few posts, I wish I had.
    I am home alone so often than now it feels weird when I have to share my space. We have done the separate vacations for several years too because it just worked out that way with family and dogs but I'm excited that we will actually be vacationing together next month!

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    1. I am excited you guys finally have a vacation together! I actually feel bad about whining a little about him being gone. I need to remember there are a lot of people who have to be apart or a lot longer than 6 days.

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  3. So happy he is back! Rick takes ski trips in the winter, and although I am always invited to come along I don't. I don't ski or love snow so I stay back with Macy and fill my time with seeing my friends, baking, doing artwork and watching documentaries. Three days of that and always so so ready for him to be home! Enjoy your weekend together!

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    1. 3 days sounds like a great amount of time to enjoy being alone!

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  4. Aww I know how it relieving it feels when your partner is away and they finally come home! Adam is going to visit his mom in a few weeks and I will be staying home. Partially to take care of Cecil, partially because I am running out of vacation days at work and partially because I feel like you do about vacationing with other people! The hardest part of Adam going away for work or to visit his mom is always the weekend! During the week when I'm busy with my work routine Cecil and I cope okay, but during the weekends there are so many times I want to turn around and tell him something only to remember he's not there! I bet you had so many of those moments last week!

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    1. Yes, luckily I had just the right amount of stuff planned so that I was distracted on some days. Maybe you can plan some fun friend activities for the weekend?

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    2. That will be hard for me to do. I'm very anti-social! :D I always think it's the perfect time to take Cecil for long walks in his stroller but I get scared thinking about having to take him out of the car to put him in his shoulder. What if he got scared by a noise and jumped out of my arms and ran away?! This nightmare haunts me and prevents me from ever taking him out!

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    3. So he does have a stroller??? Kristina, I respectfully request a vlog of you walking Cecil. :)

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  5. Welcome back Paul! How was his vacation ?

    I sometimes spend the weekend at my parents without Roger, we just need to do our own thing once in a while.

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    1. He had a great time! I am glad he doesn't need me to have fun.

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  6. I had a great time with my family. It's nice to hang out with my 11 year old nephew Eden. He is maturing fast, but he is still a goofy little kid-- for now.

    I missed my little Meg Go Run on the first day. It's weird not being at home and in our regular routine. On day 3, I found one of her socks in my cargo shorts. It must have fell out of the clean laundry basket at home when I was packing. Seeing it made me happy. I put it on my bed side table to see before I went to bed every night. Is that kinda weird, or do I just love my wife?

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  7. Awwww Paul comment :) I am glad all is right again.
    Okay, some days I miss Kenny just being at work LOL We spent so many years apart, I am spoiled now that we are home at the same time.

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    1. Awww do you text and keep in touch during the work day? Paul and I do.

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    2. yes we do :) but I still feel lonely lol which I know is weird.

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  8. I'm a bit tipsy, so my filter is nil. My partner "goes" in other ways than physical, just because of the whole bipolar disorder thing. He was "gone" for most of this week and he is still is. But I have faith that he will come back, and get better. Two steps forward, one step back.

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    1. I hope he comes back soon. When I am with someone who not themselves I feel MORE alone than I would feel had I actually been in alone... I'm sure you know what I mean!

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  9. I also hate it when my husband is gone for several days! Mine was gone for a week for work, and I watched part of the RNC. I was drinking and crying then, too, but (as you can imagine) NOT because I was happy and inspired.

    My "old friend" book is Anne of Green Gables. I still love it as much as I did when I was 10.

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    1. Wow I commend you for watching the RNC. I watched some coverage but as you can imagine it would be very hard for me to watch that!

      I never read Anne of Green Gables but I do think I would have liked it as a child!

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