The Husband will…work…relax…enjoy the freedom!
So, as some of you know my wife is halfway around the world right now. She visited her sister in Spain and then decided to trek over to Morocco. The hippie in her could not resist. From all accounts, she is complaining of being sore from walking up the mountain, has been followed(briefly) by a strangers in the souk, and is uploading her pictures to Facebook at a rate I am pretty sure even she can not keep with right now. So, she is having the time of her life.
Then there is me. As I told all family and friends before she was leaving. I am a temporary bachelor now! Oh yeah!
Everyone waited with baited breath to discover what amazing plans I had for the next three weeks. Some of my guy friends said we should go to a strip club. I told them I really was not interested. The only thing I possibly would be into was going to the casino, which my wife “forbids”!
So, what is a guy to do in my precarious situation.
First, I had a long marathon to finish up the entire series of Stargate: Atlantis. I feel like I am ready to join the crew in the Pegasus galaxy and fight the Wraith and the Replicators head on. Plus, I am now a Jewel Staite fan and have started watching the Firefly series. She is hot in a “Hi! I’m From MinnEsoTA” girl next door way! On another note, it is kind of cool to see Nathan Fillion(Castle) on Firefly as well.
Second order of business. I have been taking care of the cats who with only one person to care for them now have decided to start whining and whimpering all day long as they start to get into spots around the house they have never dared to go into before. I actually went to Starbucks Thursday just to get out of the house and be away from the cats. Is that sad?
Third, I have been working longer hours than usual. When the wife is away the husband will…work! Heck yeah! It is weird, because I am so used to stopping when she gets home at 7 at night. Sometimes I will start getting hunger pains around 9 and realize that I have to eat. However, getting a lot of things done this month. Including the new membership program that will be out by December.
Fourth, I have taken to cooking my own meals. Something my wife has not really allowed me to do in the past few years. More importantly, while I am sure that she would not have approved of everything that I did in the kitchen over the last few days. Babe, if you are reading avert your eyes now! Now! I love you! Now! I sort of messed up on the adobe sauce last night and forgot to put the meat in their for an hour. It still turned out alright, but I had a fake discussion with my wife as she corrected me on the errors of my ways. Plus, I could not resist while I was chopping onions last night I pretended that I was “Kung Fu Master” and took the knife in one hand and chopped one of the onion half’s in twain! I had fun, but imagined my wife rolling her eyes at me and I start to ROLFMAO!
Fifth, I am hanging out with my family. Going over to the parents like the cool child I am tonight! Plus, talking to my sister and grandparents about hanging out next week as well.
Sixth, I have decided for the next 3 weekends that I will not be writing on Sunday. My break to myself! Actually, I will test if I want to continue writing both weekend days anyways, because I have been thinking about scaling back permanently to 6 days.
There you go! The life and tales of Andy Nathan when the wife is away.
Enjoyed reading about your antics! It is funny but our habits don’t change all that much just because our spouse is absent for a while. I know myself I will still be true to who I am. As for blogging, I believe it is about settling into a routine that you can maintain. I see some that only do it twice a month and I think that is not as often but, as long as there are I would say minimum of twice weekly and it is consistent, that is all that has to happen after you have established yourself with a readership.
My blogging is definitely a huge part of my morning routine nowadays.
First of all, I like your name… it is the masculine of my name…Nathalie. Second, I loved your post and love your writing, its light and I was picturing you shopping for onions and doing some Kung Fu moves with the knives, pretty funny!
Fourth I don’t think it’s sad that you left the house to escape your winning cats…It just shows that you felt adventurous…LOL
Fifth, I think you wife is so lucky to be traveling right now, sounds like an awesome trip!
Sixth, Thanks for sharing this post, I enjoyed meeting you 😉
Glad you enjoyed this post so much! I feel a lot better about playing with my Kung Fu knives!
Oops, I just noticed that your first name is Andy… LOL..Oh well still cool that your last name is Nathan… OK..I need a coffee now…almost 11:00 PM and still online! Have a great night, Ciao for now 😉 ~ Nathalie
Do not worry! You are not the first, nor the last person to call me Nathan.
Hey Andy, great post! I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I’m having a good laugh myself because I have done these things when my wife was away too. It’s funny how the “bachelor” in us don’t come out when we need it, right? I guess when you’re married things just come into perspective. Like spending more time to visit your family. We’re cool like that. lol
Definitely cool like that! I could tell a lot of my single friends had that are you serious look on their face when I told them my grand plans.
A few years ago, I probably would have had the same reaction that they did. Married life does change a person.
I had fun reading your post Nathan. It seems that your life has been different for that 3 weeks and I guess somehow husbands would take advantage of their freedom when their wives are not around..lol.. Kung fu Master…Chef..
Glad you enjoyed my post! It is has definitely been a fun ride!
I’ve enjoyed reading your post Nathan. It seems that your life has been different quite this weeks and I think somehow husbands would take advantage of their absence. LOL
Definitely been an experience with her gone! I do miss her, but having some fun on my own.
lol nice post Andy. you sounds like my cousin too. heh! men :p behave!
Thanks! I always behave.
your post is fun to read Andy, i enjoyed it 🙂
🙂 i like reading post like this, makes me curious what men would really do when their wife is away 😉 it’s a good thing to know there’s still a lot of men whom you could trust.
guys! lol but i enjoyed reading this post. you’re so funny!