Sunday, November 15, 2009

More from the Domestic Goddess Extraordinaire

Ok I think the may be my new title! Maybe I can have a t shirt made in case anyone forgets:)

A couple of truths to being a truck drivers wife:

1. Reunions are BEAUTIFUL! Whoever said absence makes the heart grow fonder absolutely knew what they were talking about!

2. The last day off (no matter how wonderful) will inevitably have a shadow cast over it in some point.

3. Small accomplishments feel like HUGE accomplishments!

4. You can be in a room with a thousand people and still feel completely alone :(

That's all for now

Love and hugs,


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A New Phase

Well our tough decision is behind us. I am now officially a trucker's wife, Chad took the job three weeks ago. Aside from a couple of rough patches we are all managing pretty well.

I have been meaning to post here to fill everyone in but things have been insane here! I had all these misconceptions of what life would be like if Chad Started OTR driving. ("over the road" for all you non trucker's wives ;)) I thought I would be looking for things to fill my time. Chad worried about me not having any adults to talk to, and the kids thought we wouldn't be able to do all of the fun, "homeschooly" things we did before because I wasn't thrilled about managing all seven of them on my own.

I am happy to say, I have survived shopping, trick or treating, a field trip to the fair, a library day, and loads of other errands all by my lonesome! Yes, when the kids go to bed it feels really still and quiet and I REALLY miss Chad, but I have to say I am pretty proud of myself for how well I am managing!

I have become a firm believer in to do lists. I have several all over the house, I get this wonderful sense of accomplishment every time I am able to check something off. I feel so organized!

As for the adults to talk to, I talk to both my family and Chad's family quite a bit. The homeschool group have all been really supportive, and I am sure, once the sickies are completely finished rolling through (yes the icky bug reared it's ugly head AGAIN!) I will be back at church regularly.

So things are ok here, they may not be entirely ideal, but GOD is still watching out for us. I will try to update often so that you all can join me on this crazy journey!

Love and Hugs,