Saturday, September 4, 2010

Day 369

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.

10 comments:

  1. I love walks with Rambo - it IS good marriage time.

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  2. Ooh Ruth's Chris, I've heard of that place. Enjoy! Hopefully things will get better with the hubby soon. Besides, it's better than the complete opposite I suppose.

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  3. Bravo for you for checking out a restaurants online menu before going. It is a great way to avoid temptations when you get there. Especially from all of those specials and appetizers. Apps are diet killers usually.

    Enjoy!

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  4. we are at the tail end of a kid free week here as well...it has been great!! and I still envy your retirement! :)

    Tina

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  5. I agree spending time with the husband is great but a girl deffinitly needs some me time! I hope you get yours.

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  6. Doesn't look like that will happen today either Michelle lol

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  7. It took my folks a bit of time to adjust after my mom retired last year. They worked out the time thing, though, and it's been pretty smooth for the last few months now. You'll find your new balance! :)

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  8. What a neat post. Since I am considered the evil one, I do have one question. With all the choices in New Orleans, some of the world's greatest restaurants, how did we come to a chain store steak house ? Free coupon, comped casino meal, had to be something. Tasty alright, but you have access to great stuff there, at the same or lower prices... Just one fat mans thoughts... good to see your comments over in my neck of the world.. Thanks

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  9. Very observant Allan! You are right, there was a reason. It was a gift ;)

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