IT'S 4:22 AM, do you know where your children are? Of course I know where they are; they are sleeping soundly under the reassuring hugs of their overstuffed, down comforters, just like my three cats, dog and rabbit (actually, the cats don't have comforters) and every other more fortunate soul in town! Everyone but ME! and, of course, Prince Charming, which brings us to the reason we're NOT!
Prince Charming travels quite often for business...in fact he's gone a couple of days (at least) a week. (I know, jealous aren't you? There's no denying it. No matter how much a woman loves her man, and I very much do, there's something about having your castle to yourself!)
 As they say, Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder. We genuinely miss eachother and look forward to and value the time we are together knowing that, we will soon have the alone time we both desire and need (I'll admit, however, there are those instances when it can't come soon enough, like when Prince Charming has a football weekend, ugh);
As in most cases though, these benefits don't come without a price:
 As a result of Prince Charming being gone so often, our To Do List has grown (groan). Many things have just moved from the bottom of one list to the top of the next. I try to keep ahead of it; but, there are some projects that require a man's touch. For instance, one of the jobs is to design and build shelving systems in our attic.....I'm good but I'm not that good! I thought about surprising Prince Charming and hiring a good lookin-, I mean handy man, but reconsidered. There's something Neanderthal about it but I've learned no man likes another man doing his carpentry, let alone using his tools.
 Despite his obliviousness to my newly acquired "stuff", I easily convince myself ( after my late night and early morn) that I am so deservant of them anyway. However, it's still a lot of work lugging it all in and finding a place for it before he gets home!