Master Michael: This was not the weekend we were looking for – between a rough holiday dinner, burst frozen pipes, a flat tire, thrown out back and lack of sleep… we are happy to see the weekend over with!
But this isn’t a post about how terrible our weekend was, because in retrospect, these were just obstacles that we had to overcome (or in the case of the pipes, shut down the cabin for winter and plan the repairs in the spring) and come together on. Slave angie looks to me for the lead and how we’re going to handle it. I trust her to be there. I’ve learned not to fire off commands and changes as quickly as I usually think them, but to work out a plan and then move forward. To be patient, as hard as that is and as much as I want to rip my hair out, to take deep breaths and have each other’s backs.
So the weekend ends pretty well, aside from the tire that has to be paid for, right when things are a little tight, and from slave angie’s sore back. We’ve come together and enjoyed planning the furniture to fill out the repaired/repainted living room (hence why things are tight with the cost of that), we even did a hobby that we haven’t had much of a chance for in the past few years, we sat down and played Dungeons & Dragons. And ending the weekend looking forward to our upcoming New York City trip and the holidays. Baking, entertaining and sharing time together is going to be the order of the holidays.
s. angie: I would have to say that Master’s account of the weekend mirrors my feeling on being glad it’s over and still grateful for the reminder of the way we come together and have each other in the end. Still the good points outweigh the really crappy points.