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Monday, August 15, 2005

Time Difference

Getting ready to go out …

My hubby takes a shower, brushes his teeth, and grabs the first shirt he can find.
I take a shower, brush my teeth, pick out clothes, discard, pick out second choice, discard, pick out third choice, discard, go back to first choice, pick out jewelry, shoes and bag to match, blow-dry my hair, put on moisturizer, foundation powder, eye cream, lipgloss, blush, and a spritz of cologne.


Going to bed …

My hubby brushes his teeth, changes into shorts and a shirt, gets into bed and falls asleep.
I brush my teeth, use cream to remove my make up, wash my face, apply facial cleanser and moisturizer, remove my contact lenses, change into pajamas, get a drink of water, get into bed, read a little, and then fall asleep.


Buying shoes …

My hubby parks in the first spot he finds, goes into the mall, zeroes in on the exact store and tries 2 pairs of shoes, decides which one he likes best, pays for the pair and is done.
I circle around the parking lot trying to find the best spot, walk into the mall and stop along every shop that looks interesting, try on shoes and shirts, stop by make-up counters and sometimes get “makeovers” done, look for anything on sale, browse bookstores, stop for coffee, walk into the shoe store where I was planning to get something, try about 10 pairs, decide which one I want, have second/third/fourth thoughts, get my hubby’s opinion, get the sales clerk’s opinion, eventually decide, pay for it, go home, and possibly decide to return it the next day.


Preparing dinner …

My hubby cooks rice, then opens a can of corned beef, dumps the beef into a pan with a little oil, then calls me to dinner.
I take out the frozen porkchops the night before, defrost then marinate them in Worcestershire and grill seasoning then place them in the chiller section wrapped in foil. The next day, I grill the chops on our George Foreman and look in our fridge, freezer and cupboards for side dishes. Take out fresh carrots and green beans along with frozen peas and canned corn, blanche the vegetables in hot water and add a dash of Molly McButter and season with Essence of Emril. Take out a packet of powdered egg drop soup base, mix it with boiling water, drop a beaten egg. Make the rice, wash fresh fruit for dessert, and then call my hubby to dinner.


Eating out …

My hubby usually knows what he wants even before we get to the restaurant. Or will scan the menu and predictably order either baby back ribs, roast chicken or steak.
I will look over the entire menu. Think about what I ordered here last time so I can try something different. Ask the waiter for the specials and what she recommends. Look around to see what other people ordered. Decide and then change my mind twice or thrice before the server arrives to take our orders.


Last Sunday afternoon …

My hubby studied for his CISSP certification course.
I went to Big Lots and then K-mart to see if they had outdoor benches (we need one for our porch), went to Kohls to return a shirt, got iced coffee from Coffee Bean, got home, logged on to check my email, wrote a few emails, read a few of my friends’ blogs, confirmed our hotel reservations for our Thanksgiving trip, had a handful of corn chips and some sparkling lime water, started reading Empress Orchid, took a shower, watched some tv, and talked on the phone with a friend.


The point of all this …

My hubby said that he would like to start a blog too, but unlike me, he just doesn’t have the time .…. :)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as not having time for something you really want. It is just a matter of scheduling. Of course, time is a scarce resource and you must use it wisely. Choose those activities that interest you and leave out those that are of no value. After all, time is priceless.

jencc said...

MEN! Amazing how they always don't have time, no? I can TOTALLY commiserate!