We had planned this one even better, I think. And instead of the up all night cooking and cleaning, the cooking was done by 7. There was really only clean up to do after that.
This month we attempted some new meals, including parmesan chicken and tamale pie. I do think we use a little too much meat in the meals, but it is so nice at night to have meals aplenty in the freezer. I have not really had to cook much since we started this. And my grocery bill has gone way down (I was running to the grocery store every few days to pick up something for dinner that night.)
The very best part, I have decided, is the companionship. It is a feeling that you rarely get now. Working together is the best thing in the world, the best and quickest way to feel connected to someone. If you are ever feeling distant from your spouse, work on the house, make a garden, paint something- together. As long as it is together you really are building a solid basis for your relationship. Now I am not saying that will make it easy. Relationships are still hard. I just always feel closer to Will when we work together. I miss that feeling. The accomplishment that we finished a job, the satisfaction that we did it- together. I miss him.