Tomorrow my partner is going away for a few days to see her daughter in Dubai: mother daughter binding time with cocktails and shopping. What could be better?. Needless to say she is very exited and I am really pleased she is having that special time with her daughter.
For her there is only one fly in the ointment. She worries that I am not capable of looking after myself properly while she is gone. This seems odd as all I have to do is get up, go about my business, cook and clean for myself. Not too taxing but she has her doubts as to whether I can operate the cooker efficiently and get the right stuff out of the fridge. Apparently I seem so disconnected from everyday life that just coping with the requirement of staying clean and healthy without detailed supervision might be beyond me. No doubt there is some value in her opinion: there normally is. Still the strong likelihood is that, when she returns, I will be at the airport to collect and bring her safely back to her home which , I hope, will still display operational levels of cleanliness
This might seem to be lacking in faith for some of you but there are some grounds for her concern. By and large I am not too worried about everyday life. I could have more in the way of luxury it’s true, but then again I might have less. I might not make the bed efficiently, but then there’s no one else to see it. Friends are coming over and they will see to it that I get the right proportions of telling off, support and beer.
You can’t blame her for this point of view, I can be infuriatingly absent-minded and disturbingly undisturbed about daily events. Yes I have taken pills and medication for this condition plus hypnotherapy, mental vacuuming and even some pilates but the condition persists. The key problem is I’m not that bothered about it. This, again is good or not good depending on your point of view. My point of view is we all have weaknesses and I’m used to the one’s I have and can deal with them. If I get rid of them they may be replaced by failings I find it harder to settle with so why change what is broken but livable with.