Sunday mornings around the cabin are, for the most part, pretty laid back. They’re usually planned around a football game or a NASCAR race, depending on what time of year it is. We don’t really follow any sort of strict guidelines for getting things done on this most sacred of days. We just kinda roll with it and go with the flow and somehow, miraculously in the end, we get everything done that needs to get done.
Going back to work has presented new challenges for me. I’m a planner and Mountain Man is not. There’s nothing wrong with that, but I just don’t operate very well on a willy-nilly schedule. He, on the other hand, thrives on it. The funny thing about his methods that has always surprised me is that he never, ever gets in a hurry, but he always finishes whatever it is he sets out to do. It’s just always done in his own sweet time. He doesn’t get stressed out, he doesn’t get spastic, he doesn’t lose his cool. He just works at his own pace and it all comes together exactly how he intends for it to.
As I already said, I’m a planner. I like schedules. I like routines. They make my inner psyche less psychotic. I like to know that I’m gonna be doing this chore on this day of the week at this time of day. I like knowing that on this particular day of the week, I’m gonna strip the linens off our bed, get ’em in the wash, and then remake the bed with freshly laundered sheets that smell just heavenly and make me wanna sink down as deep as I can get into our bed at the end of the day and just breathe in the freshness. Have I mentioned that one of my favorite little things in this life is a freshly made bed with clean linens?
I think I might’ve gotten off topic there. Oops. Sorry. That’s gonna happen from time to time.
Sunday mornings. Oh yeah, that’s where I was. Anyway, we’ve recently added another thing to our Sunday routine here at the cabin. I’m cheap and I think Mountain Man has a tendency to wanna save money, too. I don’t wanna call him cheap because I’m not sure if he’d take that as a compliment or an insult. But me, I’m definitely cheap. I rarely ever buy anything unless it’s on sale and even then, it’s gotta be one heck of a sale for me to fork over the cash. So with all my cheapness and Mountain Man’s love of saving money, we buy two Sunday papers every week and we each take one and clip coupons while we’re watching football or a race. After all the other chores that we take care of on Sunday mornings, by the time we get around to clipping coupons, it’s actually nice to just sit together and do this little chore.
Sometimes, we don’t even speak. We just sit there and clip together. And for us, it works. It’s not that we never do anything exciting or spontaneous, but I think he and I are a lot alike in that we’re both creatures of habit and we both like knowing that our significant other can handle just sitting in a room with one another, doing absolutely nothing, and be blissfully happy.
Some couples do date nights. Some meet each other for lunch through the week. Mountain Man and I, we spend quality time together whenever we can. Even if it’s over two Sunday papers, two pairs of scissors, and pile of coupons.