My husband is retired. Need I say more? Chris has been retired now for exactly three months and we have done more squabbling in these three months than in the the previous three years! Not fighting just fussing. I'm shocked I tell ya. I thought that the two of us were two of the most compatible people you ever could meet and I still think so. I was sure that this transition to full time togetherness would be a breeze and I do love seeing him during the day. But... we have hit a bump in the road working out when to "help" each other with our various projects and plans and when to leave each other to our own devices. It's been a growth opportunity in a long and loving marriage.
Isn't life a surprise sometimes? I am always amazed at the unexpected challenges that pop up. It's never the stuff I expect but the little things that present me with that let's stop and think about this moment. Over the course of these three months we've managed to figure out a new routine with Wednesday as my 'untouchable' day to spend however I like - quilt guild, sewing, lunch with friends, whatever. I'm not available for projects or problems on Wednesdays. That frees him up too and gives us both a little room. Of course that doesn't mean I won't be doing things without him any
other day of the week. Thursday is Sewing for Vets day for instance. It's working for us and the other six days a week I'm more than happy to spend with my best friend.
Is your spouse retired or maybe working from home? How do you make room and come together?
Until next time,