Last week, quite randomly, it seems, Jake was hired somewhere. I'm a cruddy wife, honestly, as I have NO idea what the place is called that hired him. Or his boss's name. Or entirely what he does.
But, he was hired. I hope it's a permanent thing. He's been working for a week now. It's quite a relief. Mostly.
It's tough, though. I went from having him home and helping with the boys the majority of the time to having him gone the majority of the time overnight. Really. He found out about the job and that they would hire him and started the next day.
The job is long hours. He leaves before the boys get up and generally isn't home until way past supper. Six days a week. The first few days were quite an adjustment. The boys both started to get pretty sensitive and cranky around supper time, I assume missing daddy. We plowed through, and by the end of this week, we have mostly adjusted, I think.
He came home early tonight, and I got to get out of the house. I'm on "vacation!" The past few days have been rough. Spencer has been a bit whiny, and Collin hasn't really wanted to nap. I feel like I haven't gotten a dang thing done at home, even though I know that's not true.
I've done 8 loads of laundry. Countless loads of dishes. I roasted a turkey. I made homemade soup.
And, I've cleaned the house multiple times. Though, heaven knows you couldn't tell. Spencer is quite a tornado. I feel defeated at the end of the day if the house looks like a toy-closet explosion, but, generally, it does, and I'm trying to not be too hard on myself.
Somehow, today, both boys and I were playing in the basement, which is currently a toy den, and I got it mostly cleaned WHILE he was playing in it. I call that a triumph! I'm super-mom! Of course, I'm sure by the time I get home again, it'll look like it did pre-cleaning, but that'll be how it is, I guess.
I don't have much more to say about this all, but I wanted to provide an update, because the past few blog entries have been a bit heavier and written with a less hopeful heart. While we're still struggling, I think we're finally struggling upward instead of downward. I'll take it as it is and pray that it continues to improve.