Monday, May 31, 2010

Me time

As Heather Headley says, "she wants some me time, not some we, not some our but a little me time." That's all I asked for. It wasn't like I was asking for a million dollars or even a kidney. I sat in the room by myself taking off nail polish that had cracked and all I wanted to do was to take it off and add a new fresh coat. I had gotten to fingernail number two when I hear hubby calling my name. I didn't get up, I just yelled "WHAT" from the room. He asked if I could please come here. I walked out the room with a cotton ball soaked with nail polish remover in one hand and the bottle of nail polish remover in the other and I stood against the wall waiting to hear his request.

He asked me about some pictures we had taken about a year ago and wanted to know if I knew where they were. I told him the pictures were probably on my flash drive but I hadn't printed any. As I'm standing there in annoyance from his call, and taking nail polish off at the same time, hubby then asks if I could look on the flash drive to see if the pictures were there. SILENCE. I just had to take a deep breath and said, "I'll look at it when I'm done." Done to me meant done with what all I have to do, like doing my nails after I take a bath and then waiting for my nails to completely dry. Done to hubby meant like stop doing what I'm doing and take care of what he wanted. Absolutely not!

I told hubby that the world would not stop revolving until I got done with what I was doing. He gave out a sigh of disgust like a little kid because I would not look on my flash drive for some pictures. I told him he would get over it and then proceeded to continue doing what I was doing. When I did get done and my nails dried, I looked on the flash drive and the pictures were there just as I had said. I asked what did he want me to do with them and he just wanted to know if I had them. That's it? He wanted me to risk my me time just to look on a flash drive? I'm glad I took the time to do something for me because after that, everybody needed my attention for one thing or another. Take time out for you, even if it is just a few minutes.

Lovingly yours,


  1. They don't get it. Not only the husbands, but the children also. We often eat together, but I have finally trained my family to NOT BOTHER ME when I'm eating alone. All I ask is to enjoy a plate of food in peace.

  2. i have been searching for me some me time... sometimes you scare me about marriage.. it's like guys never grow up.. u better than me cuz i wouldn't have looked on that drive until next week...