A New Start
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.
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.
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.