Saturday, January 19, 2008

Girls Gone Wild



My husband left for a 2 week business trip to Florida today.

Aside from the obvious inconveniences of having to take the trash out, walk the dog, feed the guinea pigs, and… what else is it you do here, sweetheart? I can’t recall at the moment…

For some reason, it's oddly liberating to have your spouse gone for a while. Liberating in that I don't have to keep the sink free of dishes, do 57 loads of laundry a week, or fix dinner every night. Ok, I do have to do some of those things for my daughter, but she's just one, tiny person with tiny clothes who doesn't eat much.

Plus, I get the whole bed to myself, with no snoring or elbows to the head.

However, the main benefit of having hubby away is that he won't be bugging me about wasting anything.

Seriously. I can’t rinse the dishes fast enough without him complaining that I’m wasting water. And it’s not that that he’s worried about global warming or the depletion of our earth’s resources.

He’s concerned about the size of the utility bill.

Not that that’s unreasonable. It’s just that sometimes he’s just… unreasonable. (Like HE knows how long it takes to rinse a dish? As if.)

So, in case he's reading this (which he isn't), here's a list of what we did today:

Ran water for no apparent reason
Left refrigerator door open while I piddled around in the kitchen
Turned the heater up to 80 degrees
Opened the doors and windows when it got too hot
Turned up the heat again when it got too cold
Left the downstairs TV on while we were upstairs

Left the upstairs TV on while we were downstairs
Left the lights on all night to keep bogeyman away


Ah, the fun we’re having!

I think tomorrow we'll throw away food that's still fresh!

Or leave the van idling in the driveway!

Or run the sprinklers while it's raining!

Or... maybe we'll just head up to Costco and buy that 42" HDTV I've had my eye on instead.

Do we girls know how to have a good time or what?

Better hurry back, Mr. Hall Monitor.

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1 comment:

Paul Cross said...

I love being wasteful. I leave all of my lights, tv, radio, and computer on 24 hours a day. I take 45 minute showers. I leave the water running while brushing my teeth, shaving, and washing dishes.