Our store is a generally busy one, but we definitively have a busy season. It usually picks up a bit in October - but gets very busy from Thanksgiving through New Years. This year, it seems that it picked up in September, which is a great thing for business...but means my husband has to work long hours and 6 days a week. He works 7 days a week anyway - but I mean he has to be there physically for 6. Some days during the week, say a Monday - he might be able to leave early; but that's about it. It's not all that terrible - I mean, it's a short time to have to sacrifice, but the kids and I miss being able to hang out with him. We get a little spoiled because the summer is such a slow time, he can come and go as he pleases.
Today, the kiddies and I went to the mall and walked around for a bit - had some Chinese food which is my son's absolute favorite. I had planned to browse Christmas Tree Shop, but....since I picked him up a game he really wanted at the mall, his motivation was to go home. Not such a bad thing - I got to clean the house and relax. Yes, I do find cleaning the house relaxing. Almost therapeutic. My aunt came over and visited with us for a while...I got the kiddies dinner, a bath - and shortly it will be bedtime.
My husband will make it home just in time to read our son a story for bed....I've got steak marinating in the fridge with some salad and roasted potatoes. And - I'm nursing a headache. I am so looking forward to just hanging out with him, having dinner - a glass of wine - and watching a little television.
I think we both can use a little quiet time tonight.