Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2 DAYS - Laughter

Isn't it amazing how dependent we become of our spouses?

This time apart has made me realize that although I am independent and can manage to get lots done w/out my husband around, I still need him for certain things. Simply having him listen when I'm having a challenging day, makes my day better.

Yesterday was one of those days. It wasn't a bad day at all. It was just full of mishaps. It began w/ an incident at my job. There was a misunderstanding and no one had shown up to a middle school here in SA to speak to students about our program. So I rushed over there and ready or not spoke!

Then I went to the mall during my lunch break to buy some boots and my card was no where to be found.

Later, Gerson calls to tell me that he realized we had both paid the rent at the beginning of the month. Yes, I feel dumb telling you this, but hey, we all make mistakes. And to my defense, Gerson told me to pay the bills while he was in Dallas. He's usually the one that manages our finances but I clearly recall him asking me. Anyways, who cares, whats done is done and our complex will not refund us but put it towards Novembers rent.

After work, I hardly ever encounter traffic but yesterday was a day of horrendous traffic. I stayed in it for an hour and a half. They closed I10 cause some 18 wheeler exploded. The good thing was that Gerson, aka the walking map, got me out of it beautifully. I was so grateful and knew I should have called him sooner.

It was a long day. As I got ready to go to bed, Gerson called and asked if I could go through the mail to see if he had received a check. He was selected by his school to attend a conference in San Francisco this coming week and was mailed a stipend for his expenses.

I hate opening mail. Unless they're party invites, thank you cards, Christmas cards, or fun stuff for me, I don't bother checking the mail. That's one of Gerson's duties, shredding all the junk we receive. Nevertheless, I have been checking it since he's been gone and just pile it on the counter.

Well, I finally saw an envelope from the school and told him, I think this is it. I open it and confusingly said Sweety, this letter says you owe them $20? And we just bursted out laughing!

It felt great finishing the day with a laugh. Sometimes thats all we can do. Complaining gets us nowhere. Being mad or upset doesn't help either. Laughter is truly the best medicine.

PS. 2 MORE! 2 MORE!!! Friday is almost here! :D

4 comments:

amarimendez said...

This was refreshing! You guys do a lot of things we do, like who takes care of bills and mail. lol! Anyway, I hadn't read your blogs in a while and thought I'd go in today and read. Thanks for the laugh too ;). You're awesome Adri!

Adri said...

Lol Yes, we have our chores and duties in our home. :) ... Thanks Marie, happy to know you're reading. Have a great day!

Cristina said...

aww great story! Ruben said the same thing yesterday.. or somewhat of it. We were in the car with two other friends of mine and we came to a some what serious topic, i thought he wasn't listening but hes a multitasker. Well after the convo he says, "okay guys lets end this night with a laugh." and then pops a joke and we all start laughing. totally turned the mood a whole other direction. He kept all of us girls laughing the whole night. Laughter is def the best medicine, especially after crazy days.

Adri said...

haha Yes it is Griselda! :)