Pro: The house stays clean.
Con: Limited cuddling.
Pro: We have deeper, more meaningful conversations.
Con: We talk about what we’d like to do, but we don’t usually have the time to do it.
Pro: He gets paid better.
Con: I spend the extra money on comfort food to cope while he’s gone.
Overall it’s been a good experience – Yooper Stewart and I are both learning a lot about ourselves and our marriage. This past trip, however, has been hard on both of us, and we’re both counting down the days until he’s home again (though we actually don’t know when he’ll be home, so it’s a hypothetical counting). As I recently lamented my loneliness of Facebook, a friend said she wished she was closer so we could participate in Matt-less shenanigans (disclosure – Yooper Stewart’s real name is Matt).
I like it! Not the Matt-less part, the shenanigans part. I’ve been staying busy while he’s gone, but I’ve also discovered that I spend a lot of time on the couch killing time. Bleh. I realize this is Yooper Stewart’s blog, so I’ll be talking about these shenanigans on my blog (possibly my Facebook page), but since YS inspired them, I wanted to mention them.
I also used this opportunity to remind YS that I haven’t posted anything since February, partly because I’ve been busy and partly because he hasn’t sent me any more pictures (okay, mostly it’s my fault, but I can’t completely admit to that can I?). That inspired him to send me a few pictures from his journeys. I hope that I’ll have more photos to share than of just his truck, but for now you can see what Yooper Stewart sees every day.