Sweet Husband and I had a beautiful weekend. Or at least a beautiful Saturday. We spent today either apart (me out taking pictures…him at the Urgent Care getting whatever that is on his elbow lanced and drained) or engaged in work. While we may have been sitting on the same couch, we definitely weren’t tuned into each other. Don’t get me wrong: being in the same room with him while engaged in separate projects is a 100 times better than being far away from him and engaged in separate projects.
As I was making the hour and some trek north tonight, I was doing the math in my head. If I go home during the week, we get approximately 10 hours together, 5 of which we’re sleeping. Depending on what time I get home and deepening on what time I leave on Sunday, we’ve got about 48 hours to spend with each other, with at least 15 of those hours spent sleeping. That means that the hours we do have together are absolutely critical.
I had sort of come to that conclusion last weekend when I was writing in my writers notebook but this weekend reinforced it for me. There are a few things that I’ve got to change because my marriage and my relationship with Sweet Husband are absolutely critical to me. Protecting our relationship and that tiny amount of precious time has to become a priority, not only for me but for Sweet Husband as well.
To that end, I have some new intentions for the week. Since this is the Weekend Unwind, one of my habits is to use this post to set intentions for the coming week. I occasionally look back on the week that was and engage in a it of reflection, but in last week’s case, all I can say is that I managed to keep my head above water…which is good enough.
Now for this week. Here are my intentions, many of which I’ve created a reminder using this app , found in Susannah Conway’s Something For the Weekend post . It is beautiful and the reminder chimes are so very lovely!
I think that’s enough. If I manage to get all that done, I’m going to be feeling pretty good about the world and my place in it.
What about you? What are your intentions for the coming week? What do you wish to accomplish?