Well it’s Friday night and where am I? Not at the cottage obviously….nope, the wife has to work this weekend, or at least be available to work, so here I am missing yet another weekend at the cottage. It seems the older I get, the harder it gets to get away and get to the camp. There is always something to hold a person back, most of it unavoidable, although some is avoidable if you try hard enough.
It’s easy to get caught up in whatever is going on around home, it’s also easy to come home Friday night and crash, too tired to be bothered packing for the camp and heading out on the highway to battle the traffic and whatever else gets in the way. Instead I end up home, and by Sunday night wishing we had of got away.
But…we didn’t. I have to admit, although I haven’t lost interest in the cottage, there is just so much to do around here sometimes that it becomes a toss up. When I was younger it seems I had more money and more time, and more motivation to get up and get going. Of course in those days I didn’t have blogs to write and a family to support and old folks to look after, so I suppose it was different then. I also didn’t seem to care if my wife went or not, which of course could explain why I am divorced from that particular wife…..
Back in those days it was ‘the camp’ or else….or nothing…these days, perhaps it’s because my relationship is different, or perhaps because I enjoy my current partner’s cooking, but I don’t have much desire to go without her, in fact I can honestly say I have no desire to go without her. So if she isn’t going, neither am I, even if it means I am home alone all day while she goes to work. I will be here when she gets home…..
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