Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s back to work I go

Another summer has passed.  Even though I wasn’t working and I was at home it still seemed to go by too fast.   Tomorrow I leave for Arizona to move Einstein back into his dorm.

Makes me sad.

Although I’m sure I won’t be as heartbroken as I was last year I admit it’s still hard.  I admit I enjoy having him around.  He’s turning into quite the young man and I’m constantly amazed by him.  And then I have to take a minute to realize that he is my son and I did that.  Wow.

In the last week so many things have changed in my life it’s hard to keep track.  Last Tuesday hubby found out he was losing his job and I was painfully considering quitting school and returning to work full-time.  Fortunately, things have vastly improved.  Hubby’s employment is secure, with the same company, just a different contract.  There are some downsides –

He will be working graveyard.  The position is a good 20 plus miles from the house. BUT he is receiving the same pay and the graveyard hours are supposedly only temporary…for a few months.  However today he found out that he won’t be having any free weekends for a bit.  This is a bit frustrating because time together is very important for us.  We highly value our time as a couple and our time as a family.  I am sure we’ll be able to make it work but right now I’m not sure how.  He is just relieved that I won’t have to quit school.

I can’t even begin to describe how much I admire him for that.  He’s retired.  He’s done his part.   He has earned his pension.  The last thing he should want to do is work more so that I can finish my education.  But he does…..and there are some days I have no idea what I did to deserve that.

I had already started looking for employment and even though hubby’s job is safe I am going back to work effective next week.  It’s only part-time and I’ll be going back to medical billing and collections.  A part of me is sad that I won’t be at home anymore but another part of me is looking forward to it.  I do miss working and given the scare we had with hubby’s job it’s important I keep my hands busy in the medical world in case I do need to go back to work full-time.  Plus I get to learn a new speciality (cardiology) which just adds to my hireability.  I also look forward to once again earning my own money.  I often feel guilty about the money I spend on my kickboxing every month (monthly fees and private training) and it will feel good to be able to cover that on my own.

And yes I know that the work I do at home has value….but still.

Last week I had what I thought would be my last post-operative appointment.  I’ve been having serious issues with insomnia since the surgery.  I wake frequently and haven’t had a solid nights rest since the surgery.  Part of the reason I wake so much is because I’m always hot. I wake up hot and sweaty so I throw off the covers.  Then an hour or so later I wake up cold.  It’s horrible.  The doctor told me that even though my ovaries weren’t removed the surgery still impacts the hormones and it takes a few months for things to get back to normal.  In the meantime I’m on an estrogen patch.

The only difference I’ve noticed so far is that I’m still hot, just not as much, and now I want chocolate all the time. I have to go back in a few weeks to check how the patch is doing.    Hopefully it won’t be a long-term thing.

So much more to talk about but I’m super tired and it appears I have a huge inability to focus.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  I’ll be in Arizona.  Crying :)

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