I’ve heard people say that sitting at a desk working on a computer all day “isn’t real work”. (I would love to have them do my job for a day.) To them work is only work if it involves physical labor. If that is the case someone needs to tell my tired brain that at the end of a work day. I gotta tell you…at the end of a long work day I often feel like my mental processes are ready to take a back seat. Often I just want to veg out and not really think about anything, like what to cook for dinner or household chores that need done. That’s what weekends are for right?
On the flip side, my husband works a very physical, hard labor job and when he comes home he is exhausted. His body often aches and it’s all he can do to keep his eyes open. (Or, worse…he’s suffering from insomnia and can’t sleep no matter how tired he is). He often spends Saturday sleeping off and on all day to try and catch up on his sleep leaving Sunday’s as our only real day together where we are both feeling at our optimal.
It kind of sucks.
It definitely makes it hard to stay focused on each other. So….even though my hubby is curled up on the couch sleeping….I’m curled up close to him reading, writing, watching movies and simply enjoying his presence next to me. I guess in its is way this is a truly relaxing weekend. Would I rather be out doing something enjoying the sunshine? Yes, but I wouldn’t give up this time with him for anything.