Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Very brief update

Wow, it has been over 2 months since I've written. Yikes.

The anniversary date went better than expected. We returned to our hotel room at 11:30 pm to find KB still awake, waiting up for us. NOT something we expected at all. The in-laws did not have it in them to "make" him go to sleep. AB was asleep in Thatha's arms. I suspect they didn't put him down the entire time, both to keep him sleeping AND to keep KB from jumping all over him.

In other news:

- The in-laws left last week. A week ago, in fact. I love having my house back. They helped out in their way. I will have to do a longer post on this topic.

- S has still not found a job. His last day of work was August 8th. His severance pay and our benefits run out in mid-December. To say I am scared shitless is a gross understatement. I will have to do a longer post on this topic.

- I returned to my contract job on Monday. I was not and am not totally ready, but given our household economic circumstances, I don't really have much of a choice. I guess the one saving grace is that S is home right now, so we don't have to put AB into daycare just yet. I'm starting out slowly, 2 days a week, and will probably work up to 3 days (as I was doing before I went out on maternity leave). I don't really want to work more than 3 days a week, but we'll have to see how S's job search goes.

- Not really much else. I really need to figure out a routine for mornings. KB goes to preschool 4 days a week and has recently started asking to go on Fridays as well. Mornings are pretty chaotic trying to get KB ready, get me ready, get AB down for his morning nap, etc. I can't imagine what life will be like when S is getting ready for work in the mornings also.

S has taken KB to school. I'm waiting for AB to wake up so I can nurse him one last time before dashing off to work.

Honestly, I never saw myself going back to work before S did. Fingers crossed he finds a job soon so I can stop worrying.


pithydithy said...

It's really great to hear from you! But I am sorry that it's with news that things are so stressful-- I'll be looking for that next entry and crossing my fingers that it comes with good news. Hugs.

Anonymous said...

Gosh Sissa, so sorry about the stress...
I hope too that S finds a great job real soon.
Kisses to the boys.

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