Thursday, June 23, 2011

back on the road...

After 10 weeks of my hubby being home, Sunday we had to send him back out on the road.  Being a truck drivers wife really stinks!  I got so used to him being home, and helping me out during my difficult times, it really was a strengthening time for our marriage.  I honestly was not ready emotionally for him to go back on the road, my depression is getting a little better, I think we are finally getting close to finding the right balance of meds, but I still am not quite back to me yet, but we were completely penniless, and no local jobs could be found, so back on the road he went.  He will hopefully get to be home 1 in every 7 days or 2 in every 14 days, which is much better than last time, being out for weeks at a time.  I am grateful he has work, but boy oh boy being a truckers wife stinks! 

In other news, Caillou is in summer school two days a week, Caillou and Jasper will both be in preschool together in September, Ollie is learning to say new words, uh-oh, wow, and tries to say peek-a-boo.  I got the boys a wading pool, they are having so much fun with it, and my neighbor found a turtle sand box for Ollie which we fill with water and bath toys for him.  I am spending lots of time with my mama, we went to target yesterday and she got us some super cute lemonade stand supplies, we are going to have a lemonade stand with our good friends next door.  Tomorrow night we may go to the drive in with them too!  The dance studio I teach for is having it's dance recital on saturday, that will be a very long day. 

We went to the library today, and there was a wild animal show there, the boys pet a very large snake, saw a sloth, a prairie dog, a centipede, a european legless lizard, and a hissing cockroach. We joined the summer reading program, when the boys complete a certain amount of reading, the go in a get a prize.  This will give this mama some oomph and motivation to do more reading with them.  I used to be so good about reading to them, and lately I have been too tired at the end of the day for it.  We checked out quite a few books today, and are also reading from our vintage childrens dictionary, trying to do a letter each night.  The pictures are so sweet and the colors so charming.  I  love old books.

Well that is about it for now, my goal is to start bringing my camera with me everyday, and document our days in pictures and have somewhat of a picture diary for the summertime.  Now if only I can remember to bring the camera.  Well to anybody out there who still reads this deserted blog, I hope you all are having a good summer!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ashley,so good to hear from you...I know to well the life of a truck driver daddy was one the whole time I was coming up...sometime he would come in late at night and be gone before us kids would be out of bed the next morning....mama certainly had her hands full with six youngsters to manage by herself with daddy gone so much but,that was the way he provided for his own....later in life,my mama became a truck driver too and they drove together all over the US.....blessings to you ,your hubby and those precious little ones.


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