Another stress free day without kids. I walked 4 miles this morning with my Hubby. It was so nice to walk with him, talking things out. It's good marriage time. I must admit that retirement life has it's own way of straining a marriage. When I was working, my time at work was "me" time but it also served as "apart" time. By the time I came home from work and we ate supper, did homework & baths with the kids, we would end up with maybe an hour together time alone. Since I retired a month ago, for whatever the reason, he feels he needs to stay around the house with me, NOT! I need him to resume his normal daytime activities and leave me alone at home - housework and all. I would think he would be glad to run away from housework, but he loves me and wants to spend time with his wife even if its doing housework. I get that, I really do. But I can't help feeling like he is invading my space. It doesn't matter if I am spending my alone time doing housework, I am alone with my own thoughts. Hopefully this a temporary bonding thing and he will grow bored with it before I have to give the "Let's talk" speech.
So far today, I have cleaned the kitchen, repaired our yard swing and started a load of laundry. Next is the floors. It is such a beautiful day here today, I am considering sitting outside on my newly repaired yard swing with a book.
Later tonight we are having dinner at Ruth's Chris Steakhouse. I have checked out their online menu to plan some choices. I am thinking of a seafood dish instead of steak, 2nd is one of their salads with an appetizer. Their steaks are wonderful,, but with the very small portions I eat, it seems a waste. They don't quite taste the same reheated the next day :)
Update: At Ruth's Chris I choose the crab cakes, not much bread in them as I expected, just plenty of delish lump crabmeat. They served me 3 cakes, I shared one with my hubby. I tasted two bites of his filet which was very tender as well. My cakes came with a huge mound of garlic mashed potato of which I had two small bites. I also had corn & crab soup, I ate half and two small pieces of hot buttered bread. I still think I could have made it even less calories by choosing a salad but their salad were enormous and we only go to this restaurant once in 10 years so I am happy with my choices.