December 11, 2016
I didn't get a chance to post yesterday. Business was slow but the guy that works for me on Saturday is one of those people that can't help but look at or read everything he sees. This includes any open letters or business correspondence, computer screens and notes. So I can't sit and do an entry while he's here. No bid deal. It isn't personal with him. He just can't help himself.
Part of me gets sad my son won't be here for the holiday but the other part understands completely. So I push it to the back of my mind and move on. I decided to be closed on the 24th. No one will be shopping for glasses Christmas eve. I may venture out to the bourbon bar unless it's too crowded. There are lots of people that don't like spending time with their families.
Speaking of spending time with families. My friend mother and father will be married 70 years this spring. He was telling me he was talking to his mother one morning and she was telling him about her morning. She got to sleep in until 6:30. She woke up wondering why she didn't here her husband banging around in the kitchen (they sleep in separate rooms) like he always does when he gets up an hour earlier....which always wakes her up and makes her get up angry........and as she lay there feeling so comfortable in her bed and not wanting to get up she thought " maybe Johnny is dead" and turned over and went back to sleep. Got up later and found him alive and well in the kitchen.
Wow..........the more I think about marriage the more I think it's not a good thing. I used to love being married. I used to miss it. The older I get the more I don't want to cater to another persons needs. I know it sounds selfish. It is in some ways. In others not. I don't expect or want someone catering to my needs. With the pain and spinal damage I have a set of issues that will only get worse as time goes on. The idea of my burdening someone else is not something I can do. Am I nuts for thinking this?
Anyways 70 years of marriage and she went back to sleep. What does that say about too much time with someone?
Things I am thankful for:
Christmas is coming to town
Glass work today
Drinking beer at noon on a Sunday