Posted by Greg on April 21, 2003, at 20:09:31
About a month and a half ago M was discussing her vacation time and told me that she had decided not to take it because she knew I wouldn't be able to take any time off with her. What a sweet thing to say, right? As a contractor, I'm not eligable to accrue any vacation time, so if I take time off, it's unpaid. That's just not in the cards right now.
I thought about what she said and realized how grossly unfair it was to her to not take her time because of something that was out of both of our control. I suggested that she go ahead and take her vacation over Spring Break and take the kids up to her Mom's house for a few days. Her Mom moved away a little over a year ago up north and she's been missing her a lot. She was hesitant at first, but eventually agreed. They left yesterday.
Well, I had it in my mind that it would be cool to do the bachelor thing for a few days. You know, peace and quiet, do what I want, sports on the tube all the time, etc. Well, it took all of about two hours for me to get extremely bored, start missing her and the kids like crazy, and get VERY lonely. It dawned on me that I haven't been by myself for over 15 years, and I don't know what to do. I really miss my family!
Am I freaking pathetic or what?
But...when M gets back on Wednesday, the kids are going to J's house for the rest of the week and Mom and I are going to have some fun!!!
Just sign me...
Lonely in Livermore :(