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Who Flipped A Switch


It Was Nice And Sunny Out

At six-thirty it instantly turned dark

I was outside as long as I could be

The weather was in the low 70's

This is the best time of the year

No bugs

There is a nice breeze blowing right now

I went outside to tidy up the yard

Cleaning up the leaves and the acorns

There sure are a lot of them

Four hours later

I lose track of time

There is always more to do

When I come in my wife has supper cooking

Sweet Italian sausages,peppers and onions

Corn and cinnamon apple sauce

I was starving

I hop in for a shower

It is so nice to have a wife

That not only did the food shopping

Cooked supper too

Most of the time we do everything together

She knows I was busy in the yard

It is not her favorite activity to do

So I don't mind and we reach a good balance

After we eat

I do the cleanup

I wash and dry the dishes or pans

Then I join my wife in relaxing

She is watching a little t.v.

I go on the computer and play catch up with my comments

A little after eight and a few more hours before bed

A full day and we both will sleep good tonight


DREAM ON (author) on October 16, 2020:

Peggy Woods Sharing and caring make life beautiful. Finding new ways to enjoy the experience is always a challenge. Thank you for those wonderful thoughts. My wife sends her love as well. My wife and I tell each other wherever we go we will always be together. I am in her pocket as she is in mine. Being married for only 19 years it seems like yesterday when we did our vows. Every day we are still learning new things about each other. What an amazing life we live. Have a pleasant day.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on October 16, 2020:

You have brought the beauty of living and enjoying the simple things that make up most of our days to life in your poem. Sweet dreams to you and your wife!

DREAM ON (author) on October 16, 2020:

I keep trying to explain my life in words. Like one great big show and tell. Instead, I reversed it and talk all about it and I let you draw up the pictures. It is quiet, simple, sweet, passionate. It has its good side and my downfalls. I want all the dreams that I can not have. Many people I know have so many different skills or talents. Not me. I was always just somewhere in the middle of an o.k. or not so good. So as I keep trying to find my expertise I have so many failures. I figured what harm would it do to share them. When I do have a good day I also like to share. I may never be a basketball star or an electrician but I can tell you what it is like not only to miss a shot but shoot at the wrong basket during a junior high school game. To make matters worse I think I got it in, I know what it is like to have smoke alarms chirp like crazy because I have tried to fix them and they still aren't right. So in my tough times maybe people can understand when they aren't at their A-game. In my mind, we can do anything we put our minds to. In reality, it is a bit different. I appreciate all your support and beautiful praises. It keeps me writing and trying to find my way through this odd and sometimes unfriendly world. So if anything else when are at home and nothing special happens just a run of the mill type day. I live those every day. No highs a few lows and a lot of everything in-between. Sending you good wishes and more happy thoughts. I sincerely, hope this day brings you lots of unexpected joy.

Lorna Lamon on October 16, 2020:

You have brought a little brightness into a dark evening Dream On. This sharing of life and the enjoyment and contentment it brings is precious Loved this poem.

DREAM ON (author) on October 15, 2020:

Brenda Arledge Some people love the single life. I have never been happier being married. We constantly share everything we do. The truth is she does a better job than me on most things. It pushes me to try harder and if I fail she wins and that smile on her face is priceless. A happy wife happy life. She gives me time to write. She sends a big hello. I read her my writings all the time. She listens to me and truthfully she doesn't understand them all. She knows it means a lot to me so she says keep writing. There is someone out there who will understand. Thank you for reading so many of my hubs and sharing the good and the bad. Does the change in getting darker earlier bother you at all? I work nights so I push to get things done during the day. If I get a late start on my days off then there goes the day. I keep trying to bring all the important things in my day out in the open. My wife and I have some different interests that is fine. When we work together we get the most done. Have an awesome evening.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on October 15, 2020:

I guess it's that time of year when it starts getting dark earlier.

It is so nice to hear a man say out loud that he appreciates his wife's efforts.

I'm sure she is happy you helped out after dinner too.

Nice write.

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