Monday, April 02, 2012
Today was Gary's first day on his new job as an IT Manager having been laid off on 8/31. We both got up at 5:30am since he has to hit the road by 6:30. I do all I can to help him get out the door. The morning did not start out smoothly for my poor DH. He was nearly ready to walk out the door in one of his new suits and ties. I handed him his his travel mug of coffee and he promptly proceded to spill it on his jacket and tie.
But wait, it gets worse. He's cruising along on his hour-long commute thinking about what good time he is making. Then KAPLOOEE! His rear tire blew out and caused him much difficulty in remaining control of the car. Fortunately both he and the car remained unscathed. However, he had to call for a tow because there's no spare tire in the trunk. That's because he is trying to convert his Mustang into a street-legal car that he can drag race at Bandemere Speedway. Then he had to call a cab to get him the rest of the way to work, where he was 45 minutes late on his first day. No one gave him any grief, though.
Aside from the rocky start, the rest of his work day went well. He found out that another one of the job's perks is a free luch buffet. DH says he hope he doesn't weigh 600 pounds in 3 weeks.
I wanted to accomplish more in my day, but I was up during the night and did go back to bed after DH left for work. I take Ambien for sleep and I an experiencing the side effects of doing things in a trance state. Until I got on my computer this morning and read some of my emails, I was unaware that I had been on the computer in the middle of the night. This is SCARY! I had posted an ad on Craigslist for a walking buddy AND I got on ebay and made an offer on an insanely expensive piece of pottery to give to my mom for her birthday. It was accepted and now I have to pay the piper. Fortunately I have been very frugal for the last 8 months or so and have a tidy sum in my savings.
After going back to bed this morning and regaining control of my brain, I did my yoga and exercise session on the Gazelle. It was pretty cold, windy, and overcast here all day, so I didn't do any gardening as planned.
I went out and bought another shirt and tie for DH at Ross. You really can dress there for less. Next I went to the fish store and got 2 clown loaches to add to my aquarium. Then I came home and did some cleaning, including the arduous task of undertaking the mess in my studio.
Hopefully, I will sleep tight all night long without any incidents that I'm not aware of. Good sleep and sweet dreams to you as well.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
This morning we got up and went to church for the first time in ages. Although we pray several times a day at home, we thought it would be nice to thank God in his house of worship. We are hoping to get back into worshiping at church regularly.
We went out for a sushi lunch after church. Then we picked up a few more items that Gary will need for work. He used to carry a backpack, but now that he is in a management position in a ritzy hotel he decided he needed one of those rolling computer/brief cases.
We gave the aquarium a good cleaning this afternoon. Tomorrow I am going to the fish store to get my last additions for a fully stocked aquarium.
Tomorrow's the day I begin my mornings at 5:30. I have a good plan in my head of how I want my days to progress. This includes getting Gary off to work, doing a little gardening work each day, doing my yoga, Sparking, cooking and cleaning, doing an aerobic session each afternoon on the Gazelle (I just found out there's a Gazelle Spark Team and I joined it) then welcoming my DH home from work.
We sat on the patio tonight discussing the future. I told him that one or two days a week I would like to volunteer in a nursing home, hospice, or visiting a shut-in. We talked about all the home improvements we hope to make. I told DH that what I would really like is to fly to South Carolina to visit one of my best friends, from there fly up to Maine where I would spend a few weeks with my Mom, then fly home.
For the first time in a long time I feel life holds so much potential. I feel like DH is falling in love with me all over again. He told me how cute and good I looked numerous times today. I know that now his self-esteem has improved now that he is employed, he is acting much more like the man I originally fell in love with. We have such a connection and intimacy, we can tell each other anything. Just the oyher night I told him a secret I have never shared with anyone before (and never again.)
Everyone have sweet dreams and a wonderful week.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
This morning DH and I went out for coffee and Duffey (cinnamon) rolls. I think this could become a ritual.
Next we went to a contractor's warehouse to see what they had in stock. We are already envisioning our home improvements.
We had to go buy DH some new clothes to wear to work. I thought it was going to be a very challenging experience, but all went smoothly.
Our lawn is greening up very nicely and my garden looks good for what little attention I have paid to it. We are hoping to add a white picket fence around the front yard and a nice deck or screen-roomed enclosure or some fashion of a deck and a gazeebo.
What a wonderful world to be filled with hopes and dreams again. And since my migraines have lightened up significantly, I look forward to living a fuller and more rewarding life.
Friday, March 30, 2012
This morning DH accepted a position as IT Manager at St. Julien Hotel and Spa in Boulder. It's a long commute, but it's another couple wrungs up the ladder and has lots of perks. Like spa services, dining, and rooms are 50% off. I LOVE spa services. When I reach my goal weight, I am going to do a full-day spa package. What great incentive.
I can't believe how big a difference there is in our attitudes and outlook with this news. It's like the start of a new adventure. It's a renewal of our relationship as we make plans for our future.
Along with the commute that DH will have to face, he has asked me to get up with him at 5:30am to help get him out of the house. He said I could go back to bed after he's gone. I think I sleep too much and am looking forward to how much I can accomplish by starting my day early.
For instance, the temperature will be relatively cool and the sun not high to allow me to comfortably groom my gardens. After that, I can do my yoga then hit the shower. I will also have time for house cleaning, cooking, and an afternoon aerobic session. Also, my laundry load will be lighter because the hotel provides free dry cleaning. Yeah! I hate to iron dress shirts. Oh, I can add in being creative and doing my art.
This job will require a more professional look. We began the clothes shopping process this afternoon. Before that, we did have a celebratory lunch with my MIL.
We spent this evening outside musing about all the home improvements we'd like to make, as well as vacations we'd like to take, etc.
I know there will be speed bumps ahead, but it feels so nice to be on cloud 9 for a while.
I look forward to sweet dreams and I wish you the same.
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