another week without J

We had such a great weekend together and I am so sad that it is over and he is gone back to work now. He is doing really well at this job. He said he has so much favor with everyone. Even the biggest of the big wigs are impressed by him and have told him that he is supertendant material..............which is huge! so he is pleased that he is doing so well. In a year this company is going to be doing a big project here so if he can hang on.....he will probably get a promotion and be able to be home! which would be great.........the year down the road part.......well we will have to see!

It is definitely hard being here most of the time by myself. Keeping busy helps but it does get lonely at times. One of the reasons I was thinking of a live in aupair or nanny was just to have that extra set of hands.......I know I have 4 girls.....they are capable of helping more....each task seems to be a battle just to get them to do anything but alas I know that I have to enforce it and after a while they should be better at doing and less at complaining....right?? right???? come on back me up here!!

I think in the Spring we are going to look again at getting a live in housekeeper..... especially if J is going to be continuing out of town work. For now I am trying to find a house cleaner who will come once a week or at least every other week. That way when J comes home the house will be sparkly....... something that I am trying to achieve but keep coming short on...... I know I have excuses and most of them are ligit too!! hehe .With basically being a single parent now....I am doing all I can do! I am spending WAY less time of the computer, don't watch tv during the day.....haven't picked up a book for ages!!! I am sewing more right now for the craft fair I am in next month! but come on!!! I have to do something I enjoy and frankly house work isn't something I do enjoy....like ever! I think sometimes I get overwhelmed so I give up I don't know! J gave me a little talking to this morning........he said.."you do all this talking about confessions with the ladies you pray for and yet you say at least 30 times a day......"I am not a good housekeeper"....so why don't you start watching what you say?".........um yah that kind of stung a bit I have to say. I have to admit he is right! I let myself get overwhelmed and I think I back down from the girls helping cuz it is sometimes more effort than it is worth. BUT I am teaching them anything by letting them get away with it...........so........ hardass it is!! sorry for the language!! but that's what it is!

so besides all this....... we have had SO much snow! I think we have almost a foot! it is supposed to get warmer now and some of it will be melting but it is SO much fun for the girls! they are having a blast and I love it too! I don't mind driving in it as long as it is not slippery!! so fun all this snow makes me more excited about Christmas!!

Just heard from ICBC...the jeep is most likely a write off....makes me sad!! the dogs are 4-sale in the paper....which ever one sells first is gone....surprisingly to me it makes me a little sad! I got a call today for Shelby and I felt like saying she is NOT FOR SALE.....but what do I do? I have to keep one in and one out cuz when they are both out together....well you know...they run! and now it is cold so it is hard for them to be outside all day which means they are in the house more....and I am still a little mad at Jackson for the major dumpage he did on my bed! the girls are mad at me! so.....ya that is not fun!

oh and J had to drive the truck back to work (I have a rental thru ICBC).....seems this chest cough/cold thing that I got going on is making me not think straight and I thought the bus left today at 11:30 AM....nope it leaves at 11;30PM which would make J miss work tomorrow! it is a 13 hour bus ride there! so it was a good thing that I did not just drop him off and drive away! I sat there and cried a bit and then he came out said what are you doing? I said crying. Then he told me about my mistaking the am/pm.... did I feel stupid! I am taking cold fx ib prophen and prescription cough med and I am still dry coughing and even puking cuz I am coughing so hard! so I kept J up at night by coughing so much..... kind of suckish that I was sick while he was here but we still had a great time and I miss him already.

Thanks too for all your kind words this weekend! he really is my best friend! with privileges hehehe

16 comments:

Elle*Bee said...

Hope you're feeling better!

Amber said...

A live-in housekeeper? My eyes glazed over when you wrote that and I couldn't continue....

mommaobrienx7 said...

I hope you are feeling better! It's cold season. Sorry about J going back to work. I can't imagine how hard it must be to have him away so much. Prayers going out to you!

Ruth said...

Yeah, I agree, it sucks to be sick like that. I would definately look into a housekeeper...maybe one day we will have one too!!! My kids help out bunches here without allowances too and it still seems like it is never done, now I just have to show Pete how nice it would be to have one!!

mom of 2 said...

Hope your cold/cough gets better soon! and hope the time flies while your hubby is away!!

We are cracking down on our kids, too. They've been complaining alot lately, which doesn't fly with me! The rule is they can complain all they want, but it costs them a quarter from their allowance. That pretty much made them quit because they love getting their allowance at the end of each week!

Mama Lorna said...

I hate having a winter cold. You are always coughing, blowing your nose. I have always wondered and maybe should look into this further, but where does all that crap come from that you blow out of your nose? Things that make you go HHHMMM. Get better!!

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