Beer Geek travels fairly regularly for work. It’s not as frequently as it used to be, but it’s often enough to be a significant part of our lives. Before kids, I totally embraced the “when the cat’s away, the mouse will play” mentality. I made plans every night with girlfriends to go shopping or the movies or dinner. It worked well because it fed my very extroverted self while my introvert of a husband was away. It’s totally different now that we have kids.
When Beer Geek is away, I:
- Eat horribly. I think I’ve had one real meal in the last three days and Shoo ate most of that. The kids get fed their normal stuff, but one of the treats they get when daddy is away is to eat while watching tv (something that NEVER happens when he’s home.) Somehow I never make myself dinner when they do that. Last night, they had dinner that covered all the food groups. I had popcorn, a chocolate chip cookie, and a beer. Yeah.
- Can’t keep to a schedule. I’m a night owl. Without my morning person husband here to anchor me to normal hours, I start staying up later and later. Unfortunately, the boys had camp this week, so I couldn’t sleep in. Needless to say, I’m a bit sleep deprived (as are the boys, since I missed their usual bedtimes every night.)
- Exercise a lot less. I have no real excuse for this in general, but this week between the ridiculously hot weather and no one to watch the kids in the evening, I only ran once while he was gone. I had a nice little weight lifting pattern going on, but totally did nothing this week.
As you can see, while I WANT my husband to come home because I miss him, I NEED him to come home because I need the structure LOL. Thankfully, he’s flying home this afternoon.
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