Riding the Current – Part One
April 6, 2010 § 5 Comments
I like outdoorsy type metaphors…can you tell? Must be the canoe loving, rapid maneuvering (and yes, I’ve actually traversed real rapids on the Big Fork river in Minnesota), nature lover in me.
Since I’ve taken up the paddle and rested it on my lap, meaning that I’ve been less of a control freak and just letting things happen, I’m noticing that things are much better than I thought they were.
Hubby and I are getting along famously…sometimes it even feels like we’re dating again, in that we actually listen to what the other is saying. Anyone married more than five years knows exactly what I mean by that. 😉
We’re agreeing about how to handle the upcoming mortgage renewal while facing the reality of our “income” situation. The fact that we’re not bickering speaks volumes about how far we’ve come as grown ups and as a married couple.
Son is still on his own and has a new job, much to our parental relief. We’ve recently had cause for concern about his choices and were on the ready to evaluate the situation when Son got himself back on track.
Maybe the idea of having to move back in with his parents scared him more than it did us? In which case, I consider that a victory. 😀