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A New Start

August 15, 2011

Creamie is better.  And I have really enjoyed my little break.  And I’m going to take another.  A lot has happened in the last week and I need time to rearrange my whole life and my priorities and figure out a new routine.  Last Tuesday Scott got a new job.  A really great one, one that he will be really good at.  One that has awesome benefits and better pay than we have had in far too many years. (Yes, years!)  It is perfect for him, and he was picked out of 140 applicants in a unanimous board decision.  We are so excited.

Love them.

Except he is going to have a much longer commute.  His commute for the past five years has been really short.  Two years of a whole mile and a half roundtrip each day (including coming home for lunch) and the past two years it has been a whopping 100 yards.  His office is right next door.  I saw him all the time, Creamie saw him all the time, and whever I couldn’t get the TV/Printer/Computer/whatever to work right he’d run home and solve all my problems.  And how his commute will be more than an hour each way.  And he is going to be on a 4 days a week, 10 hour day shift.  Which should mean that we’d have all Friday together, but he’ll still be finishing up some projects at his other job for the next few months and his Friday’s are already booked.

Playing on the #traintracks

My days are going from him being gone for 8 or 8.5 hours each day to him being gone for 14 hours a day.  And things need to change around here.  Lots of things.  So while I figure it out I’m going to continue my little break.  I might have a few new projects that get finished (I have two new skirts that are finished but all my pictures look awful) or I might just repost a few things from my archives.  I might post some of the Instagram* pics I’ve been taking (I have stayed on top of that 30 day goal!) and I might not post a thing.  I am so grateful for this new opportunity for him, for us.  It is an answer to a lot of prayers.  Hopefully next year we’ll be able to move closer to his work so he doesn’t miss so much of Creamie’s life because he is in the car.  Until then I am trying some new things to make my routine without him more bearable.  And you can bet that means a mandatory naptime for Creamielou.  Which is going to mean getting up (and going to bed) a LOT earlier.  Wish me luck, I”ll be back soon, like in September.  Soonish.

*If you want to follow me on instagram my username is pinksuedeshoe, or you can see all of my ig pics on flickr here

18 Comments leave one →
  1. August 15, 2011 12:36 pm

    You know my hubby has this schedule and works the graveyard shift. It was hard at first but soon we found our rhythm. You will too xoox Clarice

  2. August 15, 2011 12:40 pm

    sorry. sounds like the routine my husband has been on for our whole 8 years together. i hope you can stay home longer. with him getting this new job, i am hoping you rarely have to work at all, outside of the home. love you guys, and wish nothing but the best.
    ps. made a header, kinda stinks, but it is the rest of the seemingly simple blog that is getting me mixed up. help!
    k

  3. caia permalink
    August 15, 2011 12:49 pm

    Great job identifying your priorities and kudos to you for putting them in order. Take the time you need for your family (and your sanity) ~ we’ll be here waiting and cheering you on. You rock!

  4. August 15, 2011 1:12 pm

    So happy for you guys!

  5. August 15, 2011 2:22 pm

    Squee!

    (Also, those red shoes on miss Creamie are to die for. I can has in my size?)

    xox

  6. August 15, 2011 2:59 pm

    So so so happy for you guys. I hope you find your new rhythm soon. I know it can be difficult to adjust to new schedules.

  7. August 15, 2011 3:50 pm

    Congratulations on the new job ! have to say those little red shoes in the last shot – way too cute.

  8. August 15, 2011 6:14 pm

    congratulations to Scott and you guys! But yea… bummer on the commute. 😦 But hooray for long weekends (as soon as all gets wrapped up)…

    I’m sure you’ve heard me whine about when my hubs is working ridiculous hours… for me, I just give myself one good breakdown each busy season… gets me through. 😉

    • August 15, 2011 8:48 pm

      This is gREAT news! Let’s chat soon. I love blog breaks! Clearly. I’ve been on one all year.

  9. August 15, 2011 7:26 pm

    Congrats on the new job! I sympathize with the commute, though. My hubby was working over two hours away (he just stayed with his parents for his three work days, since they lived 20 minutes from his work) and it was TOUGH being home alone with a less than one year old for three days. At least you have the increase in pay! We were paying so much in gas for those trips it never paid off! We are finally making it out of the red (thanks for a promotion here too!) Hubby starts nights in a few weeks, and I’m not looking forward to keeping up with two kiddos all night and all day by myself ;(

    I’ve missed Creamie’s sweet pics!

  10. August 16, 2011 3:57 pm

    I wish you the best of luck. You will work it all out. It is tough, but that’s the way it is sometimes. One day you will look back and see that you made it through. Take all the break time you need to make sure your family is doing okay with this big change. Blog world will still be here whenever you get back.

  11. August 16, 2011 9:14 pm

    Oh no, just as I’ve found your lovely blog! I can completely relate though – my husband changed jobs this year and went from a very short to long commute. It can be hard to juggle family and work, but you do get there… wishing you all the best.

  12. Rachel permalink
    August 17, 2011 11:02 pm

    Congrats to Scott! I am happy for his new job! Good luck with everything! I am suppose to come up in Sept. so we will have to see if we can connect. I might not ask I might just take the truck and disappear for a while! Love you guys! Tell Scott congrats from us!

  13. August 19, 2011 11:54 pm

    Congrats on the new job and hopefully the life changes will turn out to be good in the end, although it is hard to have to change, especially when it’s increased single parent time!!!

  14. August 23, 2011 10:49 pm

    wow congratulations! that is so great for you, but change can be hard! you will make it through though! Seriously though, I would LOVE for you to come to my house to try on clothes!!! how fun! It would be like a party! I still have buttons on my desktop for you too! 🙂

  15. August 24, 2011 8:35 pm

    I wish all of you all the best. Just relax and relize that the bad parts won’t be forever.

  16. August 30, 2011 1:39 pm

    Ah, change. It’s exciting and scary. I’ve been living the “Single mom” life lately and it’s changed our priorities a lot. I must say, I don’t love it. I really need a scheduled date night, that’s for sure! Looking forward to seeing what comes on the horizon with you guys!

  17. September 2, 2011 10:49 pm

    Excitement for sure. So happy about the job news – I’m sure that the commute adjustment will be a big one for a while. I’m proud of your priorities and perspective. It would be fun to hang out and sew when the dust settles a bit. 😉

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