Anxiously Off to Clearwater

My husband and I have plans for a weekend getaway, and I’m a bit fidgety. You see, it’s a rare occasion when I can lure Studly Doright away from his weekend golf games. I’m excited, but there’s a great deal of pressure involved, too. How can I possibly compete with the opportunity for a birdie on the tenth hole? Okay, I know how, but do I really want to go there?

Should I have compiled a list of talking points? Or maybe perfected the art of eyelashes batted in adoration? I’ve done neither. Instead, I’m going to watch the scenery pass by through the passenger seat window and make astute comments about the sights I see. Maybe my witticisms will elicit a laugh or two.

This trip is proof that Studly loves me, though. He’s taking me to see Steve Martin and Martin Short at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Florida. This, in spite of the fact that he hates crowds and concerts and anything that requires him to dress up and sit for two hours in a crowded auditorium. In spite of the fact that he’d much rather be on a golf course.

On Saturday we’re going to explore the Clearwater/Tampa Bay area. There’ll be many hours of unstructured time. Again, I’ll feel the pressure to make sure he’s enjoying himself. Why do I internalize all these expectations? Am I alone in this dilemma?

Peace, people.

Author: nananoyz

I'm a semi-retired crazy person with one husband and two cats.

23 thoughts on “Anxiously Off to Clearwater”

      1. I’ve been to NYC once, many years ago, on business. We had big plans to explore, but a hurricane blew through that week. We did go to Times Square where I fell on my ass crossing the street.

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  1. I don’t think it is up to you to ensure Studly’s happiness or otherwise, he is there because he loves you and no other reason. And I’m sure he will have a ball, these times are what marriage is all about. Relax and enjoy yourself. It sounds like so much fun. NB. I can only say this because I have been married for 48 years so I know a thing or two about it. X

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    1. In my head, I know it’s not my responsibility, but I sure don’t want him thinking he’d rather be on the golf course. And we’ve been married almost 44 years. We’ve had fun this weekend. Heading home as I type this.


  2. You are most certainly NOT alone there! I always internalise those feelings too! But you know, once we are ‘there’, we usually both tend to find things we both enjoy, even if the trip was only for ‘me’ or for ‘him’.

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