Chris is currently in Houston, and has been since last Sunday 12/8, and doesn’t return until Thursday night. The good news is, he in Houston for training for his new job! This is obviously welcome news, and I’m extremely happy and proud of him, but this leaves me without my husband for 11 days. This is the longest we’ve gone without seeing each other since we met! It’s obviously necessary, but I miss him. The hardest was the night he left. I cried like a baby. I sobbed during the Bronco game, and was so upset. I’ve made plans during his absence. To see friends, go to the gym, talk with friends and family, organize the house, and Christmas shop.
Overall I’ve kept myself pretty occupied. I’ve been able to catch up with my friend Michelle, and cousin Charlene. I got to “meet” my newest second cousin Luke over Skype with my cousin Nikki. So far, I’ve been to the gym 4 times and completed an hour long step class that my calves are still sore from. My cousin Cheryl came down from Fort Collins Friday night. We went out to dinner, and she stayed the night. I had a fabulous facial from my friend Erin who has opened her own service. I’ve cleaned up stuff around the house, and completed all of my Christmas shopping including wrapping all of the gifts! So I’ve kept myself busy, but I do miss my husband. I’m ready for him to get home. He’s been working super long hours, and I know he’s looking forward to sleeping in his own bed, even though it’ll only be for a couple of nights, since we leave for Albuquerque on Saturday.
When I got back to the house last Sunday night after dropping him off at the airport, I immediately had to go to the bathroom where I saw two little love notes. One on our bathroom counter, and one on the toilet. Later that evening I found two others while getting some dinner. One in the fridge, and one in the drawer with the utensils. While doing stuff around the house, I found two more. One in the front bathroom and one on my pillow. The next day I found two others, one in my work bag, and one on my car seat. A couple of days later, when I finally sat down to do our Christmas cards there was one more on the kitchen table. I’ve kept the notes out while he’s been gone. They make me smile and when I see them I know he’s thinking of me.
We’ve been able to chat a few times each day, and just about every night we’ve chatted via FaceTime. Being able to connect and see each other as really helped throughout his absence.
He got a job at HHS (Hospital House Keeping) as a Operations Manager. Basically he’ll be doing what he was before. The hospital he’ll work at is down south, which is unfortunate since he’ll have a rather long commute (again). But we hope and pray that this opportunity will give him some career growth. I’m super happy he has this opportunity but I can’t wait to see him!