We are going through a tough time right now, and it may not get any better.
My Mom had a stroke last week and lost most of her memory. She is in rehab and will be for at least 4 weeks and perhaps longer. We just don't know. When she is finally discharged, she'll be moving in with us for awhile (possibly permanently, which is fine with all of us. We have the room and financial resources).
Anyway, a couple of days ago, I was whining and moaning about lots of things (I developed a helluva sinus infection
: that I caught while visiting Mom when she was in the hospital and I am feeling miserable
). Among those complaints (none, in all honesty were justifiable, I just felt yucky and dh was sweet about letting me relieve some of my stress!) was one about how I needed to get more organized with ds's learning supplies.
Ds used to work up in our loft at my old drafting table. But, slowly, he has worked his way downstairs to take over the dining room table. This is fine with me as it really does give him more room (and, is much cooler in the Summer!).
But, things have to be moved everynight before dinner and they have ended up on the floor and the extra chairs and it was getting to be too much. Add the new stress of dealing with Mom and my health and I got all whiney.
Anyway, yesterday, dh said he needed to go into the city (90 miles away, one-way) for a meeting. He called afterwards and had visited Mom (she's doing okay). He said he just needed to make one more stop and he'd be home.
3 hours later, he arrived home. In the back of his truck was a HUGE box.
(( I knew he was going to the pastry shop, but this was too big for that! ))
Anyway, he had a big grin on his face and said he decided to surprise me and ease at least one of my current stresses.
He got this giant box off the truck carefully and into the house, all the while smiling and NOT answering my stuffy-sounding questions and avoiding my sneezes!
He moves our dining room table from its usual place and then opens the box.
He bought us a gorgeous oak buffet cabinet to hold all of ds school stuff!!
It's EXACTLY what I would have chosen! 3 big drawers across the front/top and 3 doors below open to a big storage area. All of the binders and books and "stuff" will fit. Imagine, everything in one place AND accessible, too!!
Ds said it was way cool and immediately started putting things away where he thought they should go.
So, though other things might be crappy right now, dh made sure that a little bit was eased.
I love him so much!