Another thing: I’m supposed to be his helpmate, right? Companion? Help-meet? Helper suitable? Genesis 2:20? That is, after all, a wife’s role. Or at least, I want it to be this wife’s role. But I can’t. Not like if he were a farmer. Or a restaurant owner. Or a lumberjack. (Not that I really want him to be any of those things. Except maybe the farmer. Or the lumberjack.)
Sheesh, not only can I not help him; I don’t even really know what he does all day. And it’s not for lack of explanation…just lack of understandation.
(There was this one time when I came really, really close to ‘getting it’. I was canning green beans with my pressure canner and I was watching the little pressure bobber bob and I was adjusting the stove dial to keep the pressure bobber bobbing and Tim walks by and says, “Hey, this is pretty much what I do at work: control output by regulating input!” and I almost have a breakthrough until I try to picture Tim in his hard hat standing at a stove watching a bobbing bobber bob and I think, he needs a blackberry, a security badge, and a college degree for this? and I realize that I must still be missing something.)
(By the way, if you don’t know, the title of this blog is a pun. I’d hate for you to miss out on its brilliance. The company Tim works for just happens to be named…you got it…Dominion. If you still don’t get the pun, google ‘dominion mandate’ and hit ‘I’m feeling lucky’ ((unless you aren’t, in which case I’ll just tell you that it’s a reference to the part in Genesis where God tells Adam to get to work)). If you still don’t get the pun, I’m not sure I can help you.)
It really bothers me. (That I can’t help him at work.)
No, really, it does.
I sit here and wonder WWED.
(What Would Eve Do?)
Maybe she would make bracelets.
(That was another joke. True confession: I once owned a WWJD bracelet. It was blue with white lettering. I wore it all summer. It left a wicked tan line.)
But this is not a joke: I miss Tim when he goes to work. And I hate that I can’t work with him. And that’s all there is to it.