I’m trying to keep busy and mind my own business. Some people might feel I have all the right to butt in. I’m worried by his idleness and his lack of direction. He seems to be waiting out the job crisis. Well it’s driving me crazy.
Even being as busy as I make myself I can’t help but let my attention deviate to what he’s doing and more notably what he’s not doing. He’s had steady work the past thirty years up until six months ago when at his shop they cut from the top.
If it were spring I’d have plenty for him to do, getting ready to garden. If it weren’t so damn cold I’d send him out fishing. “Aren’t you going to do anything?” I ask.
“What do you want me to do?” I feel helpless without an answer. I don’t want to get into a project with him I have plenty of projects of my own, my crafts, my baking, and my writing. The bottom line is that doing things cost money and with the limited funds coming in with both of us unemployed I’m not up for financing anymore projects.
We’re now in the lull after the holidays. We took our trip to see his family for the New Year. All the shopping and spending is done. I’d say he’s depressed if I didn’t have him looking in on us when he comes down to use the bathroom and giving a little smile seeing how the scarfs I’m crocheting for the girls are progressing. He’s eating, it’s not affecting his appetite.
I’m having him make arrangements with the kids for a gathering here at the house this weekend and I am hoping the forecasted snow doesn’t keep his eldest son busy plowing. Well, I’ll tell him if there is enough snow to keep the big guy busy that means there will be enough snow to take the little ones sleigh riding. We’ll have to get those old flexible flyers and saucers out of the shed. I haven’t been sleigh riding in years but I’m not too old or out of shape to take the run down the hillside.
I love writing, it’s where I find the answers and what keeps my spirits high. Wooo-hooo, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
What are your plans for the weekend? How do men keep busy when unemployed? I’d be interested in feed back. Please leave your comments.