Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Oh hooray.

There have been two times that we have been so excited because Ryan has gotten home early from work. (Like still a bad time in normal people life, but better than horrible like usual). I managed to document both of them:


The second one was actually today. Thank goodness he's coming to rescue me since I have mastitis!! I think I finally opened the door to clue him in that I need some freaking help out here. He finally heard Cash screaming and sat up in bed, started to mumble, "Cash, come h ...." and then I found him like this a few minutes later.

I must say, everything about his job has actually been worse than we expected. Well, the hours, that is. He does enjoy it and he works with great people. But the hours have gone longer than we thought every night, the night float has been worse than we thought, and then we'll be anticipating him coming home after being on call and he'll get home and say he has to be back in two hours for another meeting. It's so deflating. It's like I tell myself I can make it so many more hours until he gets home, and then find out he's leaving again. There's always just more, more, more. But hey, at least when he's here we get a nice view of his eyelids.

13 comments:

Spar-Mar Girl said...

I wish I could tell you something that helps to get through time like that, but I get SERIOUSLY depressed when Adam is working those kind of hours. Know that I'm at least rooting for you and that I'm thinking about you. I'll think of the retired nanny that's going to move in next door and fall in love with your children so she'll offer to tend them for you 4hours every day to give you a break and-should I say it?- even a DATE now and then.

Hey, it could happen, right? At least that's what I'll be praying for for you.

Jorgenson Clan said...

I just don't know how you do it. I would be much crazier if I couldn't call Tyler and have him home in 10 minutes when things are really bad. You are awesome! Hang in there.

lindsy said...

I'm just thinking that you are so sweet to actually let him sleep when he's home. How long is this job in Miami lasting??

Anonymous said...

It's good you posted. Your mommy was wondering if were dead or alive. Answer your phone. Call me.
Now, at least I know you look here to find out how you are doing.
Only I am allowed not to pick up my messages.

xoxocyhunsaker

Julie said...

I can't even imagine! I get so frustrated when mine's gone just for school. We just moved, and I completely understand the loneliness. Thank goodness for PBS and the free zoo! :) If you need a vacation, come to St. Louis, and I'll keep your kids for a couple days! ;)

Julie said...

Thanks for posting on my blog! :) It was awful to transfer, between trying to get good grades and leaving our friends. But it was right for us, and we feel it's a better opportunity for us. Where are your friends transferring to/from? You can email me if you want! j.n.matthews@gmail.com

sarah starr said...

Yea, I have one of those too. A husband that passes out mid conversation. Weird. It helps if I tell myself that being sleep deprived has similar effects on the brain as alcohol. Then I'm grateful it's only sleep deprivation we are dealing with. But still. And then, YOU must be sleep deprived yourself. Why, oh why must it be this way? I'll say it again because it is true. You are amazing. This time in life is a little whacked but we'll pull through right? What other choice have we? You. Are. Amazing. I hope you can get some rest and get feeling better. Wishing I could stop by with a treat and take on the boys so you could have a break. You are amazing!

Kimi said...

I feel bad for you both. Being an Isom I know exactly how important sleep is to us all. Those pictures of Ryan remind me of him in high school, he would always come home from cross country or tae kwon do and just fall asleep on the floor in the kitchen in the position of an airplane--wings spread ready to fly.

Shannon said...

Jen that was Scott in school. I have a picture of him asleep on the floor in the boys room. Garrett had piled every blanket in the house on top of him. It's a cruel, cruel point in life. You will be stronger in the end and able to handle so much more because of this difficult time. Scott is in school again the schedule is the same as his undergraduate but this time I know I will make it through fine because we did it once before. Each month gets a little easier with the kids. I feel for both of you. You are working hard for each other.

Winnie said...

You are great Jen. I don't know if I could ever let James go for so long. I think I would go crazy...Hang in there.

Laurie Jones said...

That is a little funny isn't it? Although I remember being frustrated several times when all Brandon would do during his time home would sleep. But I guess you can't get mad when you see how hard they work and that they were up all night. Aghhhh! You will get through this.

Clinton said...

AMEN!!!
I wish we lived closer so we could see and help with the boys.
Miss you!!
It gets better......when his body gets used to less sleep (like you have done already).
xoxo
meg

Karen said...

Oh oh oh, I am feeling your pain. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. As if you didn't have your hands already full enough... I have a few things that have helped me get through this time. Email me and we can either talk that way, or I can call you. OK? Keep your chin up--you're amazing!!!!