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We Did Good

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Patting Ourselves On The Back

We are proud of what we have accomplished

We find ways to complement each other often

Making the bed when we get up in the morning

Washing the dishes after a meal

Sweeping the kitchen floor because I tracked in mud and dirt from the outside

Putting our cell phones on charge

Going through old food in our kitchen cabinets

Washing our clothes and then drying them

Cleaning the stove when we spilled something

Finishing off old luncheon meat before it goes bad

Oops eating a quarter of a pound of the wrong meat

My wife tells me

That is the one we just bought

I thought it was the meat on the top

Taking the car in for repairs

Letting the other person sleep

Doing a little bit extra

We make it a game

We compete and have fun at the same time

We try to outdo each other

The winner gets bragging rights

Many weeks it is a close call

The thrill is in the victory

After the day is over

We both go to bed exhausted







Comments

DREAM ON (author) on November 22, 2020:

Peggy Woods I wish I had so many exciting stories to tell. Instead, I have a lot of the same. My wife and wake up after a few hours of pleasant sleep and try to do a few things around the house, we eat breakfast and eat lunch and off to work. We try to squish in all we can in the hours that we have. Most of the time things are left to be continued for the next day. I spend so much time dreaming about all the things I enjoy and want to do. There are many thoughts that will always stay as dreams. Then there is a special part of me that will break free. In my writing, I try translating my day into something other people will like or understand. Even though it can be like talking to my cat Charlotte. I say do you understand? Sure you do. As I pat your head and you lay by my side. Then in the very next moment, you walk away. I had such a great effect on you. I scared you away. (lol) I guess it is always thought of just maybe I stirred up something sweet and memorable. Honest and good. Lovely and peaceful. Having fun with everyone that likes what I like. Enjoying all the fruits of life. Thank you so very much for reading and caring. I love how our days are similar. How wonderful is it to be alive and full of energy and drive. Wishing you and your family happiness and great health. To many more of the same. Each time with a twist of love.

DREAM ON (author) on November 22, 2020:

Chrish Canosa There is so many days that on the outside seem like just another day. All of the same. Nothing great and extraordinary. Then when we look at the same day under a microscope we realize how amazing it really is in every way. The way we live and do things on auto-pilot. From every thought, we think to the way our bodies function is incredible in itself. The world and all it's a joy that surrounds us. The people we meet and share every day. I am so blessed to have this life. i am thrilled to express my deepest and wildest thoughts. Thank you for reading and sharing so many times. I will check out the e-mail. I hope you keep up your lovely view of life and I appreciate our friendship so much. It is fun to learn new things. It is more fun to share this unbelievable life that we all live and many times don't see. Because we are so so busy. I know we can find a way to make it work. It just takes time and effort. Have a sweet and lovely day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on November 21, 2020:

It is the little things in life, that on an ongoing process of daily living, make us happy. My husband and I similarly tackle each day as you have described in this post.

DREAM ON (author) on November 21, 2020:

Denise McGill Many of our days are not one for the history books. It is a routine run of the mill kind of lifestyle that we help each other accomplish things that we find important. Setting up the other person's toothbrush just because I got there first. Scrubbing her back when she is in the shower. Finding tiny little ways to make every day a pleasure instead of a struggle. Rubbing my wife's feet after a long day. Setting our daily vitamins up so we don't forget to take them. My wife reminding me to call someone on their birthday. Pulling the bills out so we can pay them on time. My father use to say a lot of hands make light work. I believe he was right. Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to share your story. You both put a tear in my eye living the "straight life" you hit the nail right on the head. Wishing you both a very healthy and a beautiful Happy Thanksgiving.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on November 21, 2020:

We do the same things on repeat, do we get tired ? Haha I feel so exhausted physically and emotionally specially during night which makes me say Oooooh HEAVEN! everytime I lay on my bed,

Is this I am made for ? Very interesting hahaha thanks for reminding me Sir Dream on on how I normally spend my 24/7 of inhaling ;-) (and oh I left you a mail, I hope you've read it, it is because I wasn't able to leave a comment from your latest article) love for you and your wife all the way from the Philippines !!!

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on November 20, 2020:

This is an awesome day of everyday chores and helpfulness, what my husband calls "the straight life" because the ups and downs are nice but everyday is more like the straight life of getting things done. Beautiful.

Blessings,

Denise

DREAM ON (author) on November 20, 2020:

Ann Carr We like finding little ways to make everyday chores more enjoyable. Routine chores are here to stay. So making the best of them is one great attempt to get them done faster. I love the way you share your chores too. I do most of the yard work and my wife does most of the cooking. It is a constant give and take. Thank you for reading and caring. Have a great rest of the day.

DREAM ON (author) on November 20, 2020:

We try to make everything simple and share. It is a slow process but over time we both are satisfied with some happy results. To other people, it may be a less exciting life no major dramas and constant bickering. We have our problems and hopefully, the solutions are right behind. We constantly remind each other without love everything we have wouldn't be worth it. So there are many times a hug or a kiss is something we both need. Until my next writing where we explore the world. At least our small part. Thank you so much for reading and sharing. Happy Friday.

Ann Carr from SW England on November 20, 2020:

Great to make all the chores a game! We share things out too - I don't touch the cars though, except maybe wash one once in a while!

Upbeat and fun!

Ann

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 20, 2020:

I'm always impressed by the happy life you and your wife lead. Yes, you're doing good.

DREAM ON (author) on November 19, 2020:

John Hansen I know we accomplish so much more as a team. We could have never done it before being alone. For me, marriage is the perfect place. I keep pushing to let the sound out. More like one voice at a time tells me what to do. Only to do good things that make the people you love happy. Thank you for all your comments. May this find you safe out of harm's way.

DREAM ON (author) on November 19, 2020:

John Hansen All day long it is touch and go. We don't know how much we can get done. Day after day we are back at it. Practicing what we mostly I do wrong. No time to cry over spilled milk. Just pass the cookies, please? I wonder how other people live. Do they fly by the seat of their pants the whole way? Thank you so much for reading and sharing your views. It keeps me honest and on my toes. Sleep tight and have a good night.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 19, 2020:

You and your wife have a right to feel proud, and making it a game and trying to out do each other is a great idea. Well done.