'F' as in Frank

His, hers and ours

I've heard of his and hers towels, but Joni and I are venturing into the world of his and hers office space.

A home office is nothing new for me. Though it's more of a place to put my papers and books, I find it's helpful to have a spot for organizing my thoughts.

We also have a third bedroom that we've been using as a guest room. With Joni planning to continue working while she takes classes part time this fall at YVCC, we figured maybe we would have to undo the guest room so she could have a desk area of her own to do homework and keep her books.

With a little extra time over Memorial Day weekend we took a second look at that third room and, sure enough, there should be plenty of space for both the guest bed and for Joni to have a desk area.

Come to think of it, I guess this means we'll need his and hers schedules, too.

Apart from Hungarian language learning when we were in Budapest, this fall will mark Joni's first college classes in 18 years.

That's a long hiatus, making her study space all the more important as she gets back into course work.

By the way, all these changes will also mean even more his and her chores.

I can boil water and cook an okay spaghetti but that's about it. So I'm going to have brush up on some kitchen basics for those days when Joni has late afternoon classes.

But I'm not complaining. Joni's classes will be a blessing both for her education, as well as for her future goals.

Besides-whether it's his and hers office space or goals-as husband and wife they are ultimately part of our shared experience.

So, in a way, I'm heading back to school, too. It's just that Joni's the one who will have to do the homework and take the tests while I cheer her on.


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