Saturday, December 4, 2010

the snuggie

I'm going to pick up as though I've never been gone. Does that work for you? Great!

So this would be day number 5 in bed. I have never been this incapacitated in my life. It's humbling. I like to think i run the show around here on a regular basis. I like to think that I'm the only one really qualified to do it. I have been proven wrong. So so wrong. Mr. Robinett has stepped up and taken over and let me tell you he's done a damn fine job. Tonight he came upstairs and we laid in bed together for a while (with our respective laptops granted, we weren't actually going to talk or anything like that, lol). I of course was wrapped in my beloved Iowa Hawkeye snuggie and i could see that he was eying it.
     Mrs R "Are you jealous? Do you want me to get you a snuggie"
     Mr R "I am jealous. I want to be inside your snuggie with you. I miss you. I miss being close to you."
     (i might be paraphrasing slightly the vicodin makes me a bit fuzzy). i'm also leaving out the part where i get
     misty eyed and tell him how great he's been. You all know i'm softie already!

That's what i love! That's the bond that 20 years gives us. The fact that even though we've been in the same house for the past 5 days and geographically together because I've been so out of it we haven't been emotionally together. Because I've been in so much pain we haven't snuggled at night like normal. Because i haven't been participating in the normal day to day operation we haven't share those daily touches that are so automatic we don't even notice them, until they aren't there.
It's a weird feeling for me to know that I'm not the only one that can run The Robinett Show. But not weird bad. Weird because now i have to admit to myself that i don't have to do it all. It's been surreal for me to lay up here, in and out of awareness hearing my household continue on below me, without me. The kids got to grandmas on time in the morning. No body peed on the floor (you know like sadie or murph cause sarah would never). All of our obligations have been met. And honestly there has probably been less yelling (because the main yeller is upstairs in bed!!! I'll admit it!). So on goes The Robinett Show with it's interim leader because i may be down for the moment but I'll be back!!!

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