Friday, April 2, 2010
Ahh, the long weekend...and, it's pouring rain outside.  Not that that's much of a surprise, I would guess if I bothered to look up statistics on Good Friday weather in the Lower Mainland it would probably say that it rains 95% of the time.  Some would say the rain is tears for Jesus.  I would not be one of those some.

Working in a non-government related job means that what was once a 4 day long weekend is now just 3 days, but I've taken the Monday off anyhow to make it 4 again, it just seems right.  4 day weekend, and no there are no travel plans, we learned our lesson on that one years ago.  Family dinner tonight at mom's, since we did Christmas dinner at our place.  Nope, no major plans, I took the extra day off so that I could (go to the spa? get my hair done? go shopping?)...paint the guestroom.
In my house, I am the one that does the painting, tiling, laying of floors, picture hanging, etc.  My husband is the one that does the cooking, and most of the cleaning.  Garden and plants - I kill them generally because I forget they even exist and leave them to fend for themselves, he does not.  I am the one that works 10 hour days, meaning away from home for 12 hours a day.  I am the one that does our finances, pays the bills, does our taxes.  My husband generally has no idea how much money we have in the bank, and if you asked him how much money we made last year it is highly unlikely that he would know. 
Is this weird?  I don't think so. I don't think it makes me less feminine or him less masculine.
I think it is just balance, and our balance just happens to be opposite of what most would perceive to be the standard.