Thursday, November 22, 2012

Day 21: He puts me in charge of fun

My farmer and I divide our labors based on our strengths.  He's really analytical so he gets tasks like insurance, financial planning, and fleet management.  Researching, negotiating, and purchasing vehicles bring him great joy.

I'm good at planning, organizing, and executing.  I get tasks like managing our schedules, organizing the garage, and laundry.  I'm also the fun one.  Just ask my friend Lynn.  I've told her about a million times. 

That puts me in charge of planning, organizing, and executing fun.  From nights in to nights out to concerts and time away from the farm, I'm the planner of fun.

And my farmer needs it.  He loves what he does and would probably do it 24/7, if he could.  But the older we get, the more we both have come to appreciate downtime and time away.  It gives us time to recharge and reflect. 

Having a fun eclectic group of friends makes it easy to recharge.  There is a 25 year age span among members of our group.  We're the babies.  I won't say who's at the top.  They certainly don't act their age:).

There's also a wide range of professions - farmers, seed salesmen, teachers, school secretaries, logisticians, small business owners, child care providers, dental hygienists, engineers, city workers, law enforcement officials, and payroll specialists.  We always have something to talk about and we always have a fun event planned.  There's something energizing about late nights spent laughing, dancing, and smiling.

Having family support so we can get away as a couple also helps tremendously.  My farmer and I try to spend a few days away without the kids each winter.  It's amazing how much easier it is to reflect on where we are and where we want to be personally and professionally when we're away from home.  Without that time away, I'm not sure either of us would devote the time necessary to this important task. 

On Monday my farmer came home and asked what we fun things we planned for the holiday weekend.  I told him I hadn't planned anything since I have a 15-page paper due in two weeks and I need to start it.  He gave me a strange look, as if I were dropping the ball.  Then he asked me to work some fun into the weekend. 


He puts me in charge of fun - One  of the 30 reasons why I love being my farmer's wife.

Stay tuned for the 9 other things I love about my life on the farm and 9 more things that converted this Sycamore girl into a small town girl:).

And, check out my friend Holly's blog and the list of the other 30 day bloggers at 30 Days on a Prairie Farm.

Day 1: Grandma Millie
Day 2: My clean car
Day 6: Farmer humor
Day 7: The first weekend in December - friends, food, & Farm Bureau
Day 8: His fourth grade girlfriend
Day 12: He's a trend setter
Day 13: Our neighbor BFFs
Day 14: Gardens, farms, and golf courses, and knowing the difference
Day 15: Jam!
Day 16: Our multi-purpose shed
Day 17: He gives me permission to be a slacker
Day 18: He's all about function
Day 19: He loves our NEW dog
Day 20: July and August

No comments:

Post a Comment