ok,, yea so I say I'm gonna start blogging again and then go a week without a update. LOL Sorry. Lots of stuff on my mind, I"m just trying to be mindful of what I put out there, ya know? I think today I'll talk about a new chapter in our lives that will be starting next week.. Its not one I'm excited about. Ben(hubby) is getting put on 2nd shift...for him that will mean he leaves the house around 1-1:30pm and returns around 10:30pm. He's not happy about it at all. Either are me and the kids,, it wouldn't be so bad if they were all young and not in school but Jess and Gary are at school through the day so he's really not gonna get to see them through the week at all. He'll be sleeping when they get up for school and then he'll be gone to work when they get home. Plus he wont be able to go to any after school function, soccer games, he wont be home to eat dinner with us,, to tuck them into bed...the list goes on. I already have my days where I feel like a single mom,,, now I think I'll really feel like that with him gone every evening. OH well,, thats life I guess and we must roll with the punches and try to make the best of it. I know there are people out there right now that would give their right arm to be able to have a job on any shift so I'm trying to think of ourselves as lucky. Listening to this song and watching this video helps me realize that.
So anyways, I've been trying to think of some things to help turn it around into a positive,, here's a couple I've came up with....I think we actually might save some money because I really don't like going out without him so unless its necessary we probably won't be leaving the house in the evenings...staying home equals not spending money. Also I can fix whatever I want for dinner,, I can do more meatless meals, he gets upset if there isn't a meat with dinner so since he wont be here our meals can be simplified a little bit. I've even considered dropping our cable since he wont be here in the evening to watch it,, although the kids arnt to thrilled about that idea so I'm not sure about that one.. Those are the couple of things I've come up with so far. I know I'm gonna really miss him in the evenings though and so are the kids,, Hopefully this will help him spend quality time with them when he can.