But the reality of living here is blurred by other people's ideas. I live here just like I would live at home in the states. The week goes by and then the weekend arrives. But in the states a job is a lot easier to come by. So my reality is that I do not work at the moment. I do not have any children to care for. I am bored with my life most days.
Since I do not have the boys here there is little for me to do during the day. I no longer have the mountains of laundry to do. There is only so much I am able to clean. I could probably dust a little more often, but I have always felt that dust is a protective covering for the furniture. I am not going to change that feeling anytime soon.
Yes, I play Suzy Homemaker for the Spousal Unit, but he is starting to gain some weight so I need to back off the cooking a little bit. Though some banana bread sounds pretty good at the moment.
The weekends are great. Spousal Unit and I try to do something every weekend. It may only be a walk around the lake in town or a drive around the area. We get out and we are together.
So Claudia, my whole life friend, yes, I am enjoying my life living in Europe. But... I am ready for the Sabbatical from work to end.