It seems as if every military spouse I know makes a list. A list of things she, or he would like to do before the deployed or absent spouse returns.
Paint the living roomLearn a foreign language
Lose 10 pounds
Finish a degree
Learn to knit
Clean out the garage
Pay of some debt
Sadly, very little of my "wish list" got done, as I had 2 small peoples in the house, and was nursing one of them. I never seemed to find the time to read more than baby care books. And I got very few projects done. Even sleep was elusive.
And then, there is The Other List.
This "other list" came up the other night on SpouseBuzz Radio, while I was chatting with Guard Wife.
You know the one, the list of things you hope to accomplish about the week prior to homecoming.
ShaveCandlesMake a trip to Victorias SecretClean out the refridgeratorHair doneNails doneBuy spouse favorite grown up beveragesHave all of spouses favorite goodies in the house
My list included the following:
~Iron the duvet cover!
For the love of Pete, of all things.
Oh, and let me note, I had it on #4 of things to do. I really thought it mattered that much. Guard Wife about cracked up, and mentioned, ya know, if it was a good time, it would have ended up wrinkled anyway. HA.
And I promise DH did not notice I had spent 2 hours ironing the darn thing. (And pillow cases).
A waste of my precious time, is all that was. Why I thought the man would want ironed sheets, after sleeping in a film of sand for months is beyond me.
So Guard Wife and I thought, it might be funny to ask...
"What was the silliest thing you had on your list?"