I wrote a piece about a housewife whose husband deserted her and their two young children. I was all set to post it on my blog, when I stopped short, shook my head, and deleted it. I will never reveal my friend’s intimate story, even if I were to change names and other identifying features. What’s gotten into me? Am I so desperate for blog fodder that I think nothing of betraying my friend’s confidence? This has got to stop.
So what should I write about? Maybe, I should leave today’s entry blank? But, if I do, David will complain. He always looks forward to reading a new post at lunch time. I can’t very well disappoint him, can I?
So, here’s a short item for hubby:
I am so glad you are not a Type A personality and can calmly weather the storms at work. I realize the second anniversary of your demotion is coming up, and you have said you want to take the day off to acknowledge that day of infamy. That was the horrible day when you were demoted from controller to accountant, and your salary slashed by 30%. A new controller was hired, but though he made big promises to the boss, he was unable to deliver. After six months on the job, he quit because the stress was affecting his heart. You told me the guy was incompetent. Why in the world did they hire a finance major to do accounting??? He was a smooth talker, and that’s how he got the job. Now, he’s gone and you are back in your old office, again.
Just keep going to work and getting the job done, dear. No one can do it better than you, and the boss knows it. That’s why he has not hired anyone to replace you. It’s just too bad that he has not restored your former salary.
But, when you turn 66 in less than three years, you will start receiving Social Security. You can hardly wait. You said you have so many plans for that extra income. You can put it into our savings account or spend it on trips and other nice things. Meanwhile, you intend to keep working full time.
Yes, things are looking up for you, dear. Life will only get better for both of us.