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Not Everything Is As It Seems (standard:humor, 897 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Apr 25 2020Views/Reads: 78/35Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
One thing I have learned in life is never take anything for granted. When you do, things never seem to come out right.

For the last five days, I have not been able to sleep nor close my eyes
at night. It's been a nightmare. 

During the last four weeks, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and
Yours Truly have been sequestered in our home and loving it. 

I cannot remember a time in our marriage that we have spent so much time
together with no serious obligations needing attention. It is marvelous 
to spend 24/7 together. If this is what senior retirement is like, I'm 
giving it some earnest consideration. Nobody ever told me this could be 
so wonderful. 

Spending time together is great; my wife spends time in her craft room,
doing what she does in that craft room. For obvious reasons, I am not 
allowed in that room, which is okay with me. She has been making all 
sorts of things and loving it. I think she made a bunch of masks and 
then some signs that said, Faith/Fear to give to some friends. 

I have been catching up on some reading and writing projects that I was
behind on. I did not realize how much I had to do until I sat down to 
do it. From the time I sat down to do it, I was exhausted and had to 
take a nap. 

Never in my life have I been able to take a nap whenever I want to, and
nobody harasses me. I do not even feel guilty about taking a nap in the 
afternoon. Where in the world did this come from? 

One great blessing of all this time together is our eating schedule. My
wife is a marvelous cook, and I am a marvelous eater. We make a 
beautiful pair, and it looks like we were made for each other. 

Spending time together has been very therapeutic for both of us. Too
often, we're busy doing this and that to help this person or that 
person. We don't mind doing that, but sometimes we can get all caught 
up just doing. 

Now, all we have is each other. 

Then, much to my surprise, something changed. 

We were watching the news and some newscasters, supposedly from their
home, had not shaved in quite a while, which was noticeable. 

I turned to my wife and said, “I know how I can save a lot of money!” 

“How's that?” She asked. 

“I can save money,” I said as seriously as I could muster at the time,
“by not purchasing any toiletry items like aftershave and shaving 

She just looked at me as though I was a little bit crazy, but I think
she thought I was a whole lot crazier. 

"In fact," I said with a sarcastic attitude, "I don't have to shave,
I'll just grow a beard." Then I laughed. 

I glanced over at my wife, and she was smiling one of those smiles I
have not seen in a long time. I could not quite figure out the nature 
of that smile, but I knew it was not one of her best smiles. 

“Would you care to repeat that?” She asked. 

With her strange smile and question, I was completely knocked off my
guard. I did not know how to interpret this. 

“I don't need to shave,” I repeated, “I'll just grow a beard like
everybody else.” 

As I was saying that, I was giggling and having a wonderful time. I did
not know at that time that I might be in trouble. That is the problem 
with husbands. They never know when they are in trouble. 

They may be in trouble when the wife is scowling or when she is smiling.
There is no way to tell the difference. I was in that position. 

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