Tip toeing away…

17 Oct

Maybe they won't notice...

“Marriages don’t die with a bang. They quietly tip toe away and are gone before you know they left. Marriages die slowly under the gradually rising wave of distracted indifference.” I read this in Psychology Today and it’s very true. I just didn’t know how distracted I was and didn’t notice it tip-toeing away.

So anyhoohaw… last Thursday I went to the hubby’s house to pick up the dogs for a nice long weekend at the cabin with The Rockstar. (It was fabulous by the way! So much relaxing, hot tubbing, and cuddling with the furries!!) Now, the hubby warned me in advance that his new “roommate” was going to be moving in. You see, to offset some of my “living on my own” expenses, we both agreed that he’d have to rent the Guest Room at the house.

So he did. Rent the room that is. To a 28 year old woman. I met her. She’s shorter than me (I’d hate it if she were taller), about my size (which means she’s very thin) with long blonde curly hair. Did I mention that she’s 28 years old?

It got me thinking about how I feel about some woman living in my house (ok, technically it IS my house (half anyway) even though I don’t live there anymore). I mean, this woman is using my desk, playing with my dogs, and she’s got stuff in the kitchen too. So yeah, not sure how I feel about this new “situation.”

Speaking of stuff in the kitchen…

Last night I went back to the house to drop the dogs off. I told the hubby I’d be there around 5:30p. He asked me to text him when I was a couple exits away, so he could leave and not see me.

Yes, folks – the hubby doesn’t talk to me on the phone. Hasn’t seen me since I left 4 months ago. We talk via text and email. It works for now.

So I pull into the drive and I can see the kitchen lights on, the hubby leaning on the kitchen island counter with a glass of wine, and a bottle on the island.

I think to myself “Oh, wow. He must be ready to face me.

I gird my loins, check my lipstick (I am vain after all), grab the dogs, and walk in the front door.

I’m literally one foot in the doorway and call out “Hi There!” and I get no response.

What? Did he disappear?

Instead, I hear “Ohhhhh, hi Sparky” from the kitchen. From the new “roommate”.

Who, just as obvious, was drinking a bottle of wine in the kitchen with the ghost of my hubby.

I lifted my foot back out the door, closed it quietly behind me, and tip toed back to my car and left.

As I drove back to my condo I realized I wasn’t the only one who’s been tip toeing away. There appears to be a pattern here…


7 Responses to “Tip toeing away…”

  1. Lele October 17, 2011 at 4:23 pm #

    I love it!

    • Lisa October 17, 2011 at 4:47 pm #

      Ah chicky, so good to hear from you! Yes, pretty funny* stuff going on here…. *hinky

      Mwah! LeeLee 🙂

  2. KP October 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    Sparky? Really?
    I mean, I’m not much older than 28yo “roommate”, but “Sparky” reminds me of every single National Lampoons Vacation movie ever. Sorry. Just had to get that out there.

    BTW, This is Bama 🙂

    • Lisa October 18, 2011 at 9:40 am #

      Bwahaha – yes, Bama!! Sparky is my 6 year old Yorkie. Short for Spartacus. And he fits his name very well!

  3. Blogdramedy October 17, 2011 at 7:37 pm #

    Thank heavens for awkward moments. It’s all blog fodder and saves on therapy bills. 🙂

    • Lisa October 18, 2011 at 9:39 am #

      Awkward fo sho! It gives me the best material for this blog 😉

  4. Nicki October 19, 2011 at 7:21 am #

    I know what you mean about the tip toeing. Mine just kind of fizzled out after years of neglect. It went out with a whisper.

    So glad to see you happy though…for the most part. And I love the healthy attitude about blog fodder. That’s how I like my life, too.

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