>Am I Alone?


    So recently my sweet husband, as seen in the photograph to your left, has been working a second job doing landscaping to bring a little extra money in. Things have been pretty slow with landscaping, recession and all, but the past two weeks he has been VERY busy!

   Last Thursday he took off from his regular job to help the landscaping boss, do some landscaping work out at a beach house about an hour and half away from here. He got up that morning at 5:00 a.m., while I was still snoozing away, to head over to the house because there was supposed to be a lot of work to do. He brought his cell phone with him, but left it in the car because the shorts he was working in had no pockets, I did not know this at the time.

After not hearing from him for awhile I called him to make sure he had arrived safely and whatnot. He didn’t answer and I didn’t worry about it too much as it was only 12:00 and maybe he was eating lunch or something. I went outside to do some much needed weeding in my front flower beds and this awful feeling came over me like something had happened to my husband. I got up and went to see if he had called me since I had left the message. He had not. I called him again…and again…and again…

Eight phone calls later I started to panic. Maybe he got in a car accident on the way to the beach and because he is and hour and a half away, no one knows him and they don’t know how to reach me! It is now about…2:30 and I am in a panic. I go back out to the flower beds hoping that they will distract me. They don’t.

For the next few hours I cry hysterically. I am serious. I had myself convinced that my husband is dead, He doesn’t have enough life insurance, I have no career, I am not finished with college, we just bought a house, and we are trying to adopt. He couldn’t pick a worse time to die, I selfishly decide. How hateful of him to do this to me! Could I ever marry again? Will I have to sell the house? Will I have to move back in with my PARENTS????

About  5:00 my phone starts to ring in a ring tone specifically designated for my husband. Maybe the police finally found his phone and realized I am listed under Wifey!!!! So I run to the phone and fearfully answer…hello…Hey honey…just wanted to let you know that we just got done packing up and I am on my way home to you!” At that point, if he had been in front of me I probably could have punched him in the eye…How dare he make me think he is dead! How could he not have answered his phone for TWELVE HOURS!!!

I told him about everything and he thought I was stinking hilarious. He laughed and laughed at me over the phone until I finally realized, it was pretty funny after all. Have you ever done that to yourself? Have you ever convinced yourself of something that made absolutely no sense at all? Just wanted to reach out into the blogosphere and try to see if I am totally alone or not!

Just to clarify, my husband read this and said he sounded like a villain. He is not a villain. All of the awful thoughts I had about him are all spun from my crazy mind. If anyone is the bad guy, it’s me! I am the villianizer of my husband today πŸ˜‰ I love that man!

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23 Responses to >Am I Alone?

  1. Preston Clan says:

    >I've done this way too much and have far too many stories of similar situations in my life!! You can drive yourself mad! It makes us appreciate when we actually do get that call πŸ™‚ Glad everything is OK!!

  2. Lori says:

    >get a grip girl πŸ™‚ just kidding, I know the feeling. thanks for leaving me your kind comment!

  3. >I used to feel this way about my Mom, and then when I got married, I had the same feelings about my husband. It's really intense, but I tend to think the worst has happened. Good luck, and I know exactly how you feel!

  4. >WOW! Fab blog! Found u on SITS and thrilled! Come say hey!

  5. LisaDay says:

    >It's amazing how are imaginations run away with us. I can see you wanting to punch him in the face for laughing and I can see him laughing hysterically about it.Stopping by from SITS.LisaDay

  6. >Hi! I unintentionally did the same thing to my husband before we were married. We were living in a condo, and when I left I didn't latch the self-locking door. He came home to lights on and an open door-no me. Yikes.The thing about the phone is that the entire situation is a product of cell phones. We are used to having people within reach all the time. That's why when we don't get them we think something must be wrong. Remember the days of writing letters to see how someone was doing? You'd have to wait for a response in the mail. I don't, but think of how our grandparents felt at times. Nice blog. I'm headed to see what Tootsie Time is all about.

  7. >I'm *awful* at this. I always imagine the worst, even when I have no evidence.

  8. Shell says:

    >I get exactly the same way. Though my paranoia comes from back when dh and I were dating and he was late to pick me up for a movie and I got all pissy and was about to go by myself when the phone rang and it was him- and he'd been in a car accident. So, now, if someone is late or I can't get in touch with them, I freak out. Thanks for stopping by my SITS day on Monday!

  9. April says:

    >I hate it when that happens. Stopping by from SITS-happy SITS saturday Sharefest!

  10. >I always think the worst when I can't get in touch with someone for a while! I understand!Cute cute blog!

  11. cheri says:

    >you are not alone. it happens to everyone, more so if you are a worrywart like me.shuttling in from SITS πŸ™‚

  12. Jess says:

    >thanks for commenting on my blog and voting! Glad you like my blog : ) I am now following back…..not creepy lol!

  13. Melissa says:

    >Oh, Girl! It's a battle Not to do that! When I was pregnant, I worked myself up so much, I wrote up a dozen random hate emails to my family, all disowning them for their exuberant wrongs! They all wrote back confused, as no one had really done anything. I can laugh about it now, but I was completely convinced I'd finally seen the light!!!!It happens to the best of us. It's sweet your husband called to tell you where he was and what was happening despite he'd left his phone. At least you both know how much you love your hubby πŸ˜‰

  14. >i swear i do this all the time. i make up all these wacky scenarios in my head of what COULD have happened. why do we do this to ourselves?!!!?i'm an adoptive mommy too btw!!sits visitor πŸ™‚

  15. Natalie says:

    >HATE when that happens!! Isn't weird how you automatically start thinking the worst?!Congrats on your upcoming adoption! It would be so hard to wait patiently…I'm not patient at all! Keep us posted!

  16. Angela Brian says:

    >OMGosh! this is the best post ever! i swear i would have acted the same way. and i LOvE how when you hear from him you aren't over joyed, but inseadt PISSED. lol. exactly how i would feel!thanks for the share. it make me chuckle πŸ™‚

  17. >He'd be dead by the time I was done with him! Just kidding. Not really.

  18. LatteJunkie says:

    >Popping by from SITS and wanted to say that I do this ALL the time. Just this weekend I convinced myself that my hubby taking my son and leaving me at the mall. We'd had a fight earlier… but he was actually just moving the car. So I get you!

  19. Christine says:

    >Oh my gosh. I could have written this. You are definitely not alone.

  20. Date Girl says:

    >I did the exact same thing once. My husband used to work the graveyard shift as a security guard at a casino, and it was up this really windy road. I always worried about him driving home tired on that road. One day he was 3 hours late coming home and I was hysterical. I called his work and they said he'd left already. Turns out he was still there writing a report. He laughed at me too but it was scary!!

  21. >I would have worried too. It is hard when you can't reach someone and don't know why.

  22. MrsJenB says:

    >Oh yes, I've done this! Totally relatable! I also convinced myself just a few days back that my brother had died during surgery because no one had called me to tell me he was okay within a sufficient amount of time post-surgery. Yeah. I do that a lot.

  23. >Tara, I've definitely been there! Sometimes, especially if our defenses are down, our imaginations can really get carried away imagining the most unlikely, yet the most panic inducing scenarios.

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