Jun. 15th, 2011

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After P has been out of town for several days, as soon as he gets home it's like I have narcolepsy. I don't sleep as well when he's gone, and the moment I know he's here, I could just keel over. I am going to bed in a few minutes just because I can.

It's funny, because I'm not usually even feeling particularly tense when he's not here; we still do our routine things, and I just manage more of it than usual. I guess that I must be, though, since his getting home always makes me feel downright sluggish. It's also been a challenging couple of weeks, though, and that doesn't help.
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If P had to identify my most annoying habit, he'd be likely to list first that I tend to answer the question asked.

That doesn't sound so annoying, does it? But the funny thing is that my father is notorious for this, and it used to drive me bonkers. Our friends learned early that when they called the house, they needed to be specific: "Is Lynn home, and if so can she come to the phone?" See, because a simple, "Can I talk to Lynn" often was met with a simple, "Nope."

He didn't specify that it was because I was not home at the time, or that I was in the shower. He merely answered the question that had been asked. The caller was sometimes left bewildered, wondering if he should just hang up or leave a message or never call again. Our good friends got used to it quickly, and would respond, "Will you let her know I called when she gets home?" He always said yes. He's not being rude, exactly, although he knows damn well what he is doing.

I don't know why I do it to P, because I know it can be really irritating. He'll ask a question, and I'll answer exactly that query, without elaborating. He inevitably waves his hands around and says, "You know what I mean," and I do, but somehow I can't stop myself.

So when he came home and said, "What's this wrapped in paper in the giant bag on the table?" I answered truthfully, saying, "Garden gnomes."

"Garden gnomes?"
"Garden gnomes."
"Gnomes?"

Ez barely looked up from his project long enough to give P a slightly withering look, and he said slowly, "Gaaaarden gnoooomes," and went back to work, offering no explanation.

I have created a monster.

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