This post is dedicated to all the single ladies out there who put up with crap that women with spouses don’t have to!
For the past week, I have really been awakened to how much the hubby does for me on a daily basis. Every single time he deploys (we are a month into this one so far), I get a reality check of how lucky I really am. He’s my fix it man! haha. I love this pic of him. This was at our house in Tucson when our cousin (white shirt) was visiting. I can’t remember what he was fixing, but he was hot when he was fixing it! lol
Here are some instances from the past week that aided in my realization:
- I’m really bad with anything having to do with a car/truck. I had to take the truck in twice to our mechanic because I forgot to show them a dent from our accident that my husband reminded me about over the phone. They totally thought that I was lying and got into another accident on the way home or something! He is usually the one to take the truck into the mechanic, and I’m constantly forgetting things to tell them leading to many annoying phone calls made by me to the mechanic!
- Dragging a trash can 300 feet in 2 feet deep snow to put it out on the street, tripping and falling on the way back to the house with no one to laugh at me except some Germans passing by (Steve usually does the trash cans and the teasing which I now miss).
- Trying to unscrew and screw back on both of our dirty license plates (front and back) at the car registration place with a rusty screw driver in a blizzard while I have lost all feeling in my hands because they were freezing! Steve would definitely be doing that! Yeah, it took me 15 minutes each for unscrewing and screwing when it would have taken 5 for him. Whatever happened to the sticker with the new year that they give you in the states?
- Usually when I get done with my long runs outside on the weekends, I run upstairs and take a shower, then come downstairs and cuddle with the hubby for a good 30 minutes to warm up. Even after a 20 minute shower this weekend after my 16 mile run, I was still freezing and had no one to cuddle with! I sat on the couch shivering for a while wrapped in a blanket.
- The other night, it took me 30 minutes to get a bottle of balsamic vinegar open, and I was using a steak knife! I kept thinking: Oh God, if I cut off my finger for balsamic vinegar, who is going to drive me to the hospital?!
- Wanting to come home and vent about various things, and coming home to no one! Don’t get me wrong, I have friends over here that I can vent to. I have friends in the states as well, but the hubby is my best friend. Plus, there are just things that you only want to vent whether good/bad to your husband.
- Today, I woke up with a fever and a sore throat. I taught a spin class, and now I can’t talk. There is no one to make me dinner or get me another glass of water with theraflu.
The point of writing all this wasn’t to make you feel sorry for me! After all of these instances, I kept telling myself: Single people do this stuff on their own all the time. Really, it isn’t that bad! You are an independent strong woman, you can do this! Stop being a pussy! (especially with the balsamic bottle, that thing was a little shiznit! haha)
If you are attached, please take a minute today to hug and thank your significant other for all that they may do for you whether it be for taking out the trash or being your personal heater.
The hubs called last week, and I definitely let him know how much he means to me, and I can’t wait until he gets back!
If you are single, you are the bomb for being so strong and doing all of the things that the rest of us take for granted!