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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

The sun is shining on us...for now.

Well, today kinda started on a better foot. I still felt a little sad when I woke up. I finally got out of bed around 10 a.m. and prepped for a day of getting stuff done. I had to go pick up my transcript from alumus and then to the gym for some cross-training. Well, I slowly got up, dressed, and then ate some breakfast. Then the emotions hit again...BIG TIME. I started to have the urge to cry again. Once it hit, I walked into the bedroom and crawled next to my sleeping husband and held him tight. As I held him, I thought of things that could make our lives easier. First of all, it would be MUCH easier if he was working the same shift as me. We have been dealing with missing each other with either I working 1st or 2nd shift and my husband working 3rd shift. We have been putting up with this for almost 2 years now. It's starting to get VERY old and expensive because we are driving both our vehicles to work. I just wish that I could be with him and spend time with him. I wish that he had the energy to run with me. After about 30 minutes of holding him, he woke up and asked why I was crying. I explained that I was frustrated about yesterday again and wished that there was something that I can do to make things easier. I also wished that there was a way that he would switch to work 2nd shift. Upon saying that, my husband told that there was an open position on 2nd shift working Monday through Friday. I told him that I did not care about the days that he would be working as long as we can FINALLY sleep in the same bed each night. Two nights out of the week - Monday where he will be working and Saturday where I will working - are ALOT better than coming home to an empty bed and apartment at night. I asked him if he could call his boss and ask him about the open position. He said yes and proceded to call. My husband wasn't able to reach him because he was out of the office for annual training. But within 5 minutes, we received a phone call from him - which we were surprised to receive. My husband explained that he called him about the open position and whether anyone else heard about the position. As he was on the phone, he was all smiles. Once he was off the phone, my husband explained that when he asked his boss about anyone who was interested in the open position. His boss said - "You..You..and only YOU!" In fact, he only wanted my husband to have the position - no one else. YES! FINALLY someone who treats him right...for ONCE! His boss then asked him if my husband wanted to the position, which he says YES! He will start his new shift and position next Monday, as his boss works on filling his soon-to-be old shift. I was SO happy that I started crying again with my husband asking me AGAIN why I am crying. I was SO happy that things were getting a little bit better. I just hope that there's a pay raise with the new position. Anything would be good right now. I then, after a little celebrating, headed to my alumnus and picked up my transcript. Then it was off to the gym fro 40 - instead of 45 minutes of cross-training. I was short on time to do the usual 45 minutes, but wanted to get enough time to burn off a little more frustration and emotion. The time went fast and then headed home. Once home, I ate a little lunch as I cut up one of the two fresh cantalopes I had bought on Monday. Yummmy! Then off to shower and then to work. I was a little bit better mood, until a minor incident happened at work involving a co-worker (won't go into the details!). But things were much more smooth sailing. Tommorow's a rest day, since I have to be at the allergist at 8:10 in the morning to talk to him about controlling my asthma while I am running. I am meeting my husband at work, where I will pick him up there before going to the doctor. Then I will drop him off again and then complete the whole transcript stuff before taking a nap since I will working until 3 a.m. for some extra $$$. Today's Work-out 40 minutes - Eliptical machine 3.78 miles 429 calories 10:34/mile

8 comments:

Jeff said...

Congrats to your family. Good Workout.

Running Rabbit said...

I think sleeping in the same bed as your husband is over-rated! :-)
** hee hee hee**

Annette said...

Glad you got some good news - sounds like you needed it!

Danielle said...

Why I will never marry...I don't want to share my bed!! :) I can't imagine though, being married and working opposite shifts and different days a week...

Anne said...

I'm glad things worked out for the two of you. My husband and I worked opposite shifts for about five years. The worst was when he was on 3rd shift. Suddenly, his old 2nd shift started to look pretty good. Enjoy the crowded bed and snoring again.

Rose said...

Great news! Sometimes just a slight adjustment can make a huge difference. Enjoy the moment!

Ryan said...

Nice way to bounce back. Nice job on the last two runs with all of the "excitement" going on in your life. Keep it up.

Laurie said...

I am glad things are looking up for you and hubby. It feels so good to have someone, in this case hubby's boss, look out for you and treat you well. You know they appreciate all of your hard work and determination.