Oh yes, hello.
It is a rare day today. It's a rare day because I saw Jamie asleep. For those of you out of the loop, I sleep a tremendous amount. Jamie on the other hand can sleep for four hours and go out and face the day, I can barely drive myself to work under such circumstances. I woke up early this morning and on my own, no alarm today! Jamie always falls asleep after me and is up before me, sometimes I wonder if she sleeps at all, but if I'm quick enough I can still feel the warmth of her pillow. Jamie is a very adorable sleeper, unlike myself. I snore, kick, and generally make a huge mess of the pillows and blankets, hmmmmmm, maybe I shouldn't wonder so hard why Jamie never sleeps. But on those very rare days where I am up before her it's always trouble. I say trouble because I just don't know what to do with myself. It's not that I'm needy, wait a minute, that's exactly it, I'm very needy and I get a little lost when left on my own. Today I busied myself with the following: Took out the trash and the recycling, cleaned the bathroom, dusted the living room, kicked some of the snow that collected on the car, and made piles. Piles you might ask? I've learned a solid truth about most men and how they clean a house. Most men, myself included, will not think to take a bunch of stuff and put it away. No no, we prefer to arrange all those random items into piles of various sizes and heights. Papers and books are especially good for piling, but on occasion I've been known to pile dishes, cardboard boxes, and clothing. Not folded clothing, just neat little piles of flattened t-shirts and pants. I never see the problem with this type of cleaning, but I do see the disbelief in Jamie's eyes when she comes home to a house that has been "cleaned" by me. Piles on tables, in corners, and anywhere else one might think a pile of random items might fit. It's sad really and I try to work on it. Jamie says just to put stuff away instead of piling it, what a novel concept! Until then, let's see if I can stack this thing on top of that thing.