To quickly update you, Husband's losing his job (which was something I was surprisingly okay with) has resulted in two things:
One: his decision to go to college to get an electrical engineering degree. He's really, really excited about this opportunity, and he begins taking classes online and at night in July. The next four to six years will include a lot of night classes, since most of the courses for this degree are not available online. We talked at length about how hard that is going to be, since he'll work during the day and then go to class or have homework at night, plus the responsibilities of being a husband and dad. Since I'll be working full-time, too, it promises to be a little rough.
Two: he got a job at a local electrical company and started last week. It is turning out to be a little more than he bargained - they do piece work, which means they get paid per job completed, not by the hour, and Saturdays are expected as well. He'd worked more than 40 hours in the first four days, and has left by 6 am each day this week. He's exhausted. He's also had several things going on in the evenings this week, so we're getting a glimpse of how rarely we're going to get to see each other once he starts classes.
Needless to say, this stresses me out a little bit. Okay, a lot of a bit.
This brings me back to this season, where I feel a little
Once school starts, I'll be back to work full time. I'll have four in-building Spanish classes, Student Council (a class AND a heck of lot of after school/evening time), and (most likely) an online Spanish class. I nearly always have some sort of work in the evenings.
I'll also have a baby to pick up from day care, feed, spend time with, and get ready for bed. Since finances are tight and we want to be healthy anyway, you can add in preparing dinner for the family and getting my lunch ready for the next day. I can't stand a messy house, so I'll need to make sure that the house is picked up and somewhat clean. And I'll want to support Husband in any way that I can, helping him with his school-work however I am able. He'll help as much as he can, because that was part of the deal when I agreed that he should/could go back to school - but it appears like he'll be gone a lot, and when he's home, he'll be exhausted.
I'm not really meaning to complain here, nor to freak out about something I'm sure many moms do, but I want to be honest. I'm a little nervous about how much responsibility I think I'm going to have. Maybe it won't be as hard as I think it will be, but I think that until now, I've been able to be relatively selfish and focus a lot on my job (which I LOVE). But my priorities are different now, and I want to do these things the best I can.
God has, however, been working in my heart in a few areas relating to this topic. I'll tell you about that later, because for now, I'm off to get the baby up from his nap, finish the laundry, and get something to eat for lunch. I'm thinking vanilla greek yogurt with a nectarine and some almonds mixed in.