I'm really bad at waking up in the morning.
K gets up first and makes breakfast.
[Because he is AWESOME.]
He comes to the bedroom door and gently tells me when breakfast is ready.
I stumble out, bleary eyed and unable to see properly.
Frequently, I inhale my eggs, drink a glass of water, blink a lot and finally look up at him. As if he hadn't been sitting there the whole time, I say,
"Did you eat?"[I'm lucky he finds this endearing. ]
My husband is also the one who ventures forth (these days out on the FROZEN TUNDRA) to collect the newspaper every morning.
Because I am physically unprepared to digest the REAL news, I usually start with the soft stuff in the living section.
I confess, the first thing I do is evaluate the responses of Ms. Manners and Dear Abby, assessing whether or not their advice is correct.
[As measured by the degree to which I agree with it.]
Inevitably, I glance at the horoscope.
I'm not a big believer in these things, but I generally read it since it's moving at my morning speed.
This morning's entry got me all irritated though.
"If something new grabs your attention, that special someone might not be so special."What kind of HORSE MANURE is that.
That is exactly the type of thinking that messes people up.
Before the holidays, the five women in my mom's night out group got together to make holiday cookies.
One of the women talked about finding herself attracted to a man other than her husband.
She described feeling irritated by it. She loves her husband. She has no intention of acting on the attraction, but there it was.
Another woman in our group works as a therapist. She mentioned that it is totally normal to feel attracted to other people after you are married EVEN when the marriage is healthy and you are happy.
"You simply have to wait an attraction out," she said.Wait it out. Do nothing. It will pass.
That stupid horoscope is going to have people throwing away perfectly good spouses all over my town.
[Shakes head. Drinks more coffee.]