In the beginning, Russell always said that one of his favorite things about me was that I was an independent woman. I could think for myself. I was headed toward a career. I was self-sufficient.

Today, one of my favorite things about Russell is that he is so responsible, and logical, and together that I can spend life in Ju Land instead of paying attention to reality. I don’t have to be bothered with details like where the car is parked or what to cook for dinner because I have a wonderful man in my life who takes care of those little details. Not so independent anymore…

So, when Russell has to travel without me, there’s always that momentary panic where I realize I have to snap back to reality and pay attention to pesky details… like if I have my house keys in the morning.

Now is one of those times.

Ru is in Texas currently. I don’t really know what he’s doing. I get updates like, “I’m riding a cotton stripper.” And, “The cotton gins caught on fire!” So, I can sum it up as, “He’s doing farm stuff.” And he’s doing farm stuff for a whole week! Leaving me here to not only take care of myself, but also keep our crackhead dogs entertained and try to sell a house.

UPDATE: I just received a picture of Russell doing “farm stuff.” Isn’t Farmer Russell a cutie pie?

As Russell was leaving, he joked that I wouldn’t be able to set an alarm and get out of bed in the morning without him. Well, I’m proud to say that I not only have gotten out of bed each day, but I got up before the sun even rises, took the pups for a run, got ready, and still caught the bus. Not bad, right? (And, Russell, if you’re reading this, I still will not be adopting this as my new routine when you get back!)

Tomorrow, I’m showing the house. And the dogs are happy and healthy (Well, they’re currently trying to eat each other, so maybe it’s not the best time to write that. But, overall, they’re good.)

It’s nice to know that I can still be independent – when I want to be!

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