Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Hunter's Widow...


This for all you ladies out there who find themselves home alone every evening of the week and will always wake up alone Saturday mornings because your man is out hunting. September marks the beginning of every hunter’s widow season, and its more common of a problem than one would believe. I’ve recently found that I have “sister-widows” out there (for lack of a better term) and we all are in the same boat.


Their focus shifts and never returns during the cold fall and winter months, leaving us with a lot of alone time on our hands. Am I complaining? Certainly not, I like my along time just as much as the next girl, but it can get old after awhile. The extra clothes in the laundry basket that have to be washed with their own special “scent away” detergent, the lack of a handy-man being around the house when something breaks, the incessant chatter about points, ruts, marks and trails, it’s trying. So what do we do in order to make it through?

We take advantage of the time they spend ‘frolic-ing’ in the woods and indulge ourselves. Of course we all ‘indulge’ in different things. For example, I can finally watch all of the chic-flicks I love so much without hearing any complaining or snoring! I also use the time to catch up on a good book or two! Other ‘widowed’ ladies use the time to throw themselves into home improvement projects. Ceiling fans, new wall colors, the possibilities are endless.



Are you a Hunter’s Widow too? If so you’ll understand the love/hate relationship we have with it. Love the time we get to ourselves, but hate the lack of husband after the first few months. This may seem silly, especially compared to the women with husbands overseas fighting for our freedom, but when we sit down and look at it we have some commonalities. Same goes for those of you out there married to a man with a booming business that requires him to travel a lot. Or perhaps you’re married to a professional athlete who’s on the road all the time. Ok, well odds are if you’re reading this you aren’t married to a professional athlete, but hey, you never know…

Regardless, we love and miss our men, but not in a sappy pathetic way, so we catch up on all the girly things we can during these few, cold months! I believe a club should be in the works…one where we can share ideas and fun things to do…hmm, I wonder if this could catch on…

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