Paul has had his new job since April, so I guess I shouldn't really call it his "new" job anymore.
It's a swing-shift style job; he works 4-days on, then 4-days off, then 4-nights on, then 4 days (more like 3.5 days) off.... repeat.
This past week has been his night-shift swing.....
and we didn't see much of each other.
Therefore, the girls and I tried to keep us in his mind as much as possible with the use of pictures.
One night, we came home to a pot of chicken-dumpling soup he made up for us before heading to work. I don't know if he felt bad, because of a "I'm beat" text I had sent the night before, and therefore made up some dinner for us. (?) Dunno. But the soup was good. And healthier than some of the quick "gotta get to bed" meals I've been putting together :\
This week's schedule was tough. Simply put.
Monday consisted of morning meeting AND afternoon meeting, followed by a volleyball match, and then a quick rush home (at 7:30 PM) to take care of animals, make a quick dinner, and scoot the two lil'uns off to bed. THEN, Cassie and I parked ourselves at the table for a little wind-down with homework.
Tuesday was much of the same... EXCEPT I didn't have any meetings... and Cassie's and my HW load wasn't much. LOL. We still enjoyed taking a pic and sending it off to Dad as we settled in with some HW.
Wednesday was a night OFF! (for the most part). NO Vball game. No extra running. We were home by 5:45, but ended up being booked anyway. Animal chores, laundry, tidying house, sweeping... and then even headed out the garden to pick all the ripe tomatoes for a coworker. I'd say we handed 60 pounds over; and she was extremely grateful!
Thursday rolled around, and Paul was actually able to make it to Cassie's game (umm....yeah....that'd be last night), but sadly is working yet again tonight.
Caitlyn's class had their "mucking" field trip today. I'll tell ya.... 4th grade has some AWESOME field trips! I can't wait until the Madeline Island trip at the end of the school year; I think I'm signing up to chaperone that one! :)
And, would you believe that I headed out the garden for more tomatoes after arriving home at 6:00 tonight??
And even PROCESSED THEM!?!?!?!?!
LOL. What a way to spend a Friday night :) I kinda needed to, though. Tomorrow is full of an all-day volleyball tournament, and Sunday......schoolwork! Yuppers; I've accepted the inevitable! The only way to stay caught up this year with two new textbooks (one in AP-Statistics), and all the other RTI initiatives, etc.... I simply need to devote minimum of 6-10 hours every weekend to school. It simply is what it is. I'll get a break when June rolls around again. Right? :)
Happy Weekend everyone!!!!!!