My husband has been home with me the past couple of months. His company had a round of layoffs and we were both let go. It really stunk because it happened right around the holiday's. Although I had a couple of freak out moments, I stayed positive, and had faith that something would come along.
And it has! Mike landed a great new opportunity, and he starts next week!
As this next chapter starts, looking back, I'm surprised that with all the time we've spent together, we haven't wanted to kill each other. Although the first few days were an adjustment (I would find him sitting at the computer in the morning, when it's my routine to sit there after the kids go to school, enjoying my coffee) we got along quite well. While the kids were in school we did the shopping together, went to the library, walked the dog, went to a couple of matinees (Mike gets major props for seeing Breaking Dawn Part Two, although I had to see Les Mis with my Mom). Sometimes I felt like we had fast forwarded 30 years because we were always around retirees. After a stressful couple of years, we're in a really good place. One time, after seeing all that I do in a typical day, Mike told me how much he appreciates all I do for our family, which really made my day.
I'm still searching for My Next Thing. I'm in that weird limbo of someone who has solid experience, but has a big gap in my resume because I stayed home to be with my kiddo's. Although I'm exploring some opportunities, it's almost to the point where I feel like I want to forge my own path and see where it takes me.
So we'll see what happens.
In the meantime, thanks to everyone who entered the Albion Fit giveaway, I used random.org, and the winner is Amy Lynn! Send me an email and I'll get you set up.