The newlyweds have gone out of town. I have cleaned the house, done the laundry, bathroom, floors, etc. Opened up the doors and windows even tho it's a bit chilly, just to get it smelling good.
I set a gorgeous table, have created a nice song list on the ipod.
My poor husband has been working 2 jobs, then lost one of them, he is stressed out, has been working 6 and 7 day weeks and long hours.
So tonight, he is getting to come home to a nice clean house, a great meal, candles and music and I'm going to let him pick any movie on demand that he wants to see (even if it's one I don't).
He told me the other day that he has really enjoyed coming home to a "welcoming" house that is clean and hot food made, etc. He said he wishes I were working to help pay the bills, but that having me home taking care of the house is really nice too. And I wish I was working too as I need something besides the house to keep me occupied, but part of the "issues" we had last year is that I was so stressed with both school and work, we didn't have a clean house, clean laundry or hot meals as EVERYONE was working and going to school so I didn't even get a lot of help. As he works a physical job, I hate asking him for much help. Even though he does chip in and help out when he can.
Anyway, that really made me feel good that he's noticed and said how nice it is to have a refuge after a long day at work.
AND, the newlyweds are moving out in a month!!!!