It is Friday...thank goodness! It has been a long week - lots of driving the kids to and from school/hockey, dealing with life and missing having DH home. He comes home tonight from Southern California where he has been training all week to get "hands on" experience in *The Business*. It will be nice to have him home, even for the short time...for he leaves again on Sunday, heading out to the East Coast for the "corporate training" of *The Business* - he will be gone the whole week again, getting home on Friday, Nov. 12. He is anxious to get into "our" store and really start working...and I am anxious to work in there as well, when I can.
Last night was a late night at the rink...Robert's team had off-ice conditioning in the fitness room at the rink for an hour and then we had to go to another rink (the HP Pavilion, where the NHL Sharks play) where they had practice until 10pm. The older the boys get, the later their team practices are...boy, it is times like these that I miss them being "mite" age (that is about 6-7 years old). The long night at practice wasn't ideal, but we made it work for us. Matthew (younger son) had to go with me because I wasn't going to leave him home alone from the time we left the house until we got back...so he brought his homework, a bag dinner I fixed him, and sat in the restaurant to work - while I was in the fitness room working out at the same time Robert & his team were in there. Then we all went over to HP to watch the on-ice practice. However, we all were ready to get into bed when we got home!
I don't know if it is just because I am tired and feeling a little worn out after this week w/o DH, or stressed out some...but I am also feeling a little melancholy. Buying the business, the end of DH's severance pay...is a creating a little worry and anxiety. I know that we will be ok, but it will take time. I also am worried about my younger sister who is going through a tough time...it is situations like this that I remember times back when I was a teenager and going through that emotional roller coaster that all teenagers go through; my mother would sit on my bed and hold me saying, "it is hard growing up." Yes, it is!!
Now, I can dwell on this melancholy feeling or I can look at my life and note the wonderful things that I do have and be thankful!
- I have 2 wonderful, healthy, thriving, smart, caring, loving sons!
- I have a wonderful, smart, caring, loving husband!
- I/we have our health!
- I have my extended family (mom & dad, mother & father in law, sisters, brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces/nephews/cousins, grandmother)!
- I have friends - near and far!
- I have a job to go to and the support of wonderful employers!
- We have a house; a roof over our heads!
- We have food in the pantry, in the refrigerator!
- We have clothing!
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often!