Maribou and I work split schedules most of the months of the year. I tend to work from 8ish to 5ish (more if everything is on fire, of course) and Maribou tends to work from Noonish to 8ish (with Fridays being 2ish to 10ish).
But after the kids finish up their schooling for the year, Maribou’s schedule shifts to be pretty much identical to mine (like, I can drop her off at work in the morning and then pick her up from work on my way home… assuming not everything is on fire, of course) and so we can have a summer full of evenings spent together.
Which is good for both of us, I think. For much of the year, I get a couple hours of “Me Time” before I have to see another human being but after nine months of this, I begin to think “Huh… I’m not seeing her as much as I’d like…” and then I get a summer full of spending evenings with her.
And at the end of that, I start thinking “I really, really, really miss my couple hours of ‘Me Time'”.
It’s really good to be entering the part of the year where I get to spend more time with Maribou because, jeez, I practically haven’t been seeing her at all, it feels like.
But it also feels like the years have been speeding up. Which is somewhat uncool. Someone should look into that.
Anyway, this weekend, we will be training a new couple of people to play Lords of Waterdeep in preparation for a Co-Worker’s Game Night where we will have two Lords of Waterdeep boards set up and up to 10 of us will be able to play with each other. I’d like the official game night to go smoothly so I’m going to be training a much smaller group of co-workers on the rules, how to set up the board, and the stuff they’re likely to encounter while playing the game.
We had a Munchkin mishap last time, you see. We all agreed to never play it again.
After that, it’s the usual chores, errands, and spending time with Maribou and, knock wood, it looks like it’s fixing to be a good weekend all around.
So… what changes for you with the advent of summertime?
(Image is “Play” by Clare Briggs. Used with permission of the Briggs estate.)