It's been almost 20 years. You think he'd have me figured out by now.
I have had a bad day (for no particular reason. Ladies, you understand, I'm sure). I come home. I'm pissy. He asks what is wrong - and I tell him. I tell him vehemently of all the things that went wrong today (there may or may not have been some slamming of things around - just to get my point across, you understand). All I get is, "It'll be all right" from across the room. Then he pipes in with, "Well, tomorrow will make you feel better." And then I begin to cry. Not a lot - just a bit. Because I'm in a foul mood and just a tiny bit stressed.
AND, can someone please explain to me how having a houseful of people is supposed to make me feel better? Although I do love these friends and their children dearly - please tell me how having my friend (who may or may not be going through a divorce) with her three boy children (who can be extremely wild) and her mother (who brings a whole 'nother set of issues with her) and my other friends (who have two really small children) is supposed to calm me down and keep me sane? On Thanksgiving?
And while I don't have to do the majority of the cooking (thank GOD!) - I am supposed to come up with the desserts; which can someone else please tell me how I am supposed to do that when the Chef (Hubby) is downright SELFISH with the kitchen and the ovens? And all this is supposed to calm me down!
No. None of that will calm me down and make me feel better. You know what would? A hug.
That's it. Nothing complicated. Just a hug.
I've told him this repeatedly through the years. But, apparently, upset women and tears must frighten the beejesus out of him.
So now that I've spilled it to you - without all the gory details and the smeared mascara on display - I feel better.
Enough to go to battle for an oven or two. So that we can have desserts after dinner tomorrow. And it will be great (especially if there is enough wine - and there will be, I will make sure of that).
So if I don't get around to see you before - have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Sorry I've been dumping on you guys so much lately. You've all been wonderful. I count each and everyone of you as a blessing when I give thanks and will do so doubly tomorrow! Mwah!!