Monday, March 27

My Hubby is a Wandering Jew

Hubby is away (again!)on a two week business trip (read; vacation) and has left me with his assorted offspring that I happened to have birthed. He complains that he's so tired and it's soooo difficult traveling around the far east, changing planes once every two days. But before you get out the violins-

Here's why I DO NOT FEEL SORRY FOR HIM:
1- He sits close to the pilot. Ahem!
2- He arranges his appointments so he can go swimming.
3- Lubavitch in the far east make the best darn food.
4- He doesn't have to deal with his children.

Now here's the kicker- I don't have any blood family here in sunny ole Golders Green. What, you say? Oh, I neglected to tell you that I'm not British born and bred, actually I'm more American Wonder Bread. So Eshet, I apologize if I've adopted some of the English 'lingo', but we all do what we must in order to survive.

Yup, that's right! But I've been living here nearly twenty years and although my accents still the same, my words are different. So, back to my Hubby; so he marries me, shlepps me 3,500 miles away and then goes off on vacation, oh sorry, I mean work.

My little one, sensing that I need my sleep more than ever, decides to have deep, meaningful discussions at 2:00 in the morning. The other ones are walking around like their favorite pet has died (not that they have pets, cuz the only beings that poop in my house are people- but that's for another post).
I'm exhausted emotionally and physically.

Meanwhile, my Mom back home in the US of A, calls me every two minutes automatically assuming everything has gone to pot (hey, I could sure use some of that!) which for the most part it has. She's worrying about her only daughter stranded on this deserted isle while Hubby is in ignorant traveling bliss only receiving glowing (for the most part untrue) reports about his progeny.

Hubby once asked me, when he's away do I miss him, or what he does for me???
I answered what any good wife would- "Of course I miss the complete package; you and what you do for me!"
COME HOME, HUBBY! I MISS YOU!!!!!

25 Comments:

At 6:52 PM, Blogger Y.Y. said...

guys need vacations too

 
At 6:56 PM, Blogger MUST Gum Addict said...

My wife and I have had this chat several times. I do alot of traveling as well. Well, not as much as I used to, but I know exactly where you are coming from.

If it's of any consolation, while there was a time when getting away on business (ahem, vacation) was nice, it got old really fast. Even though I love to travel, I HATE doing it alone. I dread those lonely nights in hotel rooms. And contrary to what my wife always thought, I was always thinking of her, and wishing she was with me.

My only way to repay her for the missed time was to give her free reign on all of the frequent flier miles I earned. We've since spent an entire week at the Ritz at south Beach with first class accomodations (and she still has plenty more miles left to spend)...

 
At 8:47 PM, Blogger kasamba said...

YY: Well, he's certainly getting his!!

Must: I loooove that you compensate your wife so well! You sound like a great husband.

On some level, I do know that it's not pleasant for him to travel anymore. I also know that he treats me very generously -but while he's away, I just want to hang myself up by my eyelids.

 
At 9:42 AM, Blogger jemima3 said...

I feel for you. Two weeks before pesach can't be the easiest time of year to be left on your own. But here's the other side of the coin. My husband virtually NEVER goes away and I'd love him to sometimes! I dream about everyone just helping themselves to cereal for supper; not having settled the little ones in bed and then having them all jump out excitedly to say goodnight to daddy when he comes home; possession of the remote control; feeling free to stay on the computer all night reading blogs without being antisocial and so it goes on!

....on the other hand it would mean that I actually have to get up in the mornings and take the kids to school.

 
At 10:16 AM, Blogger Pragmatician said...

I don't know your husband of course, but I'm pretty sure he prefers a home cooked meals than whatever the Lubas are serving over there.
Might I add that the mere thought of a long trip like that exhausts me already, even in first class.

Maybe you could hire heimsiche help, while your husband is away?
To help prepare breakfast, run the errands etc...
Just to take some of the stress off of you.

 
At 5:27 PM, Blogger FrumGirl said...

I don't know what I would do if I was left alone for business trips all the time... must be really challenging... I admire your positive outlook... what do you do to unwind?

 
At 10:31 PM, Blogger kasamba said...

Jemima; LOL!!!
I guess it is good not to have to make fab suppers every night but my teenagers still need food (imagine that!) as their fuel tanks seem to go from full to empty in a matter of minutes!
And getting the kids off to school is a right pain!!!!


Prag; You are very kind, but unfortunately, I really do think that he prefers their food!
actually, I think you're right to find hiemishe help with the kids in the evenings! I'm going to look into that ASAP.

Frumgirl:Thanks!! I thought I came off as really 'whiney'!
As far as unwinding goes- I guess this is it!

 
At 10:38 PM, Blogger kishmech said...

Hello!! Not to mention all your little projects which make you one of the busiest ladies i know??

 
At 10:45 PM, Blogger the only way i know said...

From a fellow stars and stripes gal in London - without family in my area.....
let me sympathize!

It cannot be easy to deal with every issue that comes up in life without your trusty partner to share the load...

If you think of it..it's important for your hubby to make a life for himself while he's away.....you don't really want him feeling miserable all the time he's there.......and I'm sure he misses you a whole darn lot!
If you miss him - I'm sure he feels it - and if he feels it - you can be sure he misses you back!!



when I travel to the States - many times on my own......I leave my hubby and kids behind and BOY do they miss me!
which makes me feel guilty.......
on the other hand....I would hate to travel less....it's what keeps me going here in the boondocks! (kidding...mostly - lol).
I'm always happy to travel and happy again to be reunited with my loved ones.


13 days to go.....lol
Good Luck!

 
At 10:52 PM, Blogger kasamba said...

Kish; You're making me blush!

The Only: Another American blogger knee deep in London cholent?
What are the chances?
Yeah, you're right- I bet he does miss me.

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Pragmatician said...

really do think that he prefers their food!
In taht case, whne you get the heimische help, take some cooking/baking classes and surprise him!

 
At 3:29 PM, Blogger kasamba said...

LOL!
Prag, I don't want to toot my own horn, but I'm a gourmet cook who is married to guy who prefers beans on toast!
He loves greasy food- what can I do??????
Actually, he just called and said that he's cutting his trip short and he's coming home!!!!!!
Yay!!!!!!
Oh, no I'd better get off the computer and clear away all the junk I left in his study!

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger Eshet Chayil said...

So hey, why don't you take one too? When he gets back you go away...lol You're welcome to come to ny and we can go for coffee or something. :D

 
At 5:53 PM, Blogger kasamba said...

Eshet, that sounds like a plan!

 
At 7:23 PM, Blogger HanginUp said...

I am with Eshet Chayil ... who says "the wife" can't go on a first class "business trip" as well?! Two can play that game!! Take a girl friend and go to a spa - discuss a some business and then its legitimate.

 
At 7:44 PM, Blogger kasamba said...

Yeah, Hanginup; I'm catching that idea real quick!
What's good for the goose is good for the gander!

 
At 6:14 PM, Blogger Stacey said...

Sounds like you have your hands full! How many children do you have?

 
At 8:05 PM, Blogger kasamba said...

Only five.
Six if you count the hubby.

 
At 6:19 PM, Blogger MUST Gum Addict said...

Yeah, I urge my wife to take a vacation at least once a year. Lately she goes with her sister and mother once a year to go shopping in Spain. Oddly enough, the last time she did that, she also made a stop for a few days in London...

 
At 8:35 AM, Blogger the sabra said...

laughin so hard. thought that post was funny funny. not to make light of ur misery, oh no.

 
At 6:45 PM, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Business travel can be very tiresome. There are those hotels with the rooms that are way too quiet.

The expense account you use to eat at the restaurants you wouldn't normally chow down at and so much more.

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger LubyVitcher said...

I don't know what you are talking about. I love my husband to pieces and I can't wait to say goodbye to him tomorrow as he leaves for a business trip. Yahooo! A break! Milhigs every night, tacos, break out the sparkiling juice(and a beer for me).
He's supossed to go for a week, but thinks he'll be back in a few days, sniff. He refuses to clean the office for Pesach...here's my chance..now if I can just get off the computer, I'll get something done.

 
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