First: We finally watched Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I’d somehow managed to avoid all spoilers so I was suitably entertained, shocked, tearful, and enthralled.
Second: When you’ve been married for 13 years, you can sometimes read your spouse’s mind.
I asked Steve later if he was really “okay.” He said that he was. I guess my mind-reading powers need some recalibration!
See Part 1 and Part 2.
Continued from Part 1. I’ve been reading You Are Not Your Brain, and this comic illustrates examples of thinking errors including “Mind Reading” (thinking I know what he is thinking) and “Catastrophizing” (imagining the worst).
See Part 3.
Based on a true story. See Part 2 and Part 3.
I can’t roll my “r’s,” either.
Steve and I went through a phase where we would have “couch time” – an attempt to catch up with each other after the boys went to bed. One night, we were listening to the Giant’s game and quietly chatting… well, we were TRYING to…
Steve has been gone since Monday, and the living room, entryway, kitchen, and bedroom have been unusually clean. With Steve gone, however, the kid (encouragers of entropy) – to – adult (opposers of entropy) ratio is greater.
Kids:Adults = Encouragers of entropy:Opposers of entropy
With Steve: 3:2
Without Steve: 3:1
How are we able to explain this phenomenon? Please choose from the following:
A. Corrie forces the kids to clean up when Steve isn’t around to report her to CPS.
B. Corrie doesn’t have to pick up after Steve, just after the boys.
C. Corrie is lonely and ends up cleaning since she can’t hang out with her best friend.
D. All of the above.
Steve is coming home tomorrow afternoon. I predict that our house will become messier, but that our overall happiness level will be greater.
Steve is out of town this week, and I miss him.