Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Why is FUN so hard to keep?

I am embarrassed at how long it has been since I posted.  I can't begin to tell you how many times I wanted to write... But then was daunted by how long it had been.  Life got decidedly UN fun for me since my last post. My husband lost his job of 8 years, we struggled through the waters of unemployment only to find employment that still is in the "part time" category.  WE are definitely happier without his previous toxic job in our lives, but who wants to have that thrust upon them? Struggling financially is horrible. Then, just when I was recovering, on February of last year, I lost my dad to a devastating series of strokes set in motion by an undiagnosed heart condition he had.  To say that it has been hard would be the understatement of the year.

Fortunately, I am one that believes that from something negative, can come something positive. My husband and I are better than we have ever been in our relationship. My family has become closer than I could have imagined after my dad passed. I feel like I truly got to know my brother, and sister-in-law in a way I thought would never happen. We work to spend much more time together, and my boys are in love with their aunt and uncle! In fact, my husband's new job is working with my brother. My brother is... Well... He is a box salesman. It probably couldn't have been further from my husband's previous career if it tried... And he LOVES it! My brother (who is also a Chris) gets along with Chris (my husband) so well. They are a good team, and my husband loves what he does for the first time in his life.  It is so rewarding to watch. And yes, it is about as confusing as you can imagine to tell any stories in this family without confusing people about who we are talking about!

So what am I to do? I need to continue putting time aside for myself in order to make sure I don't let myself get overwhelmed. I do so much it is easy to get lost in it all. So I am going to try to get back into the swing of things. Life passes too quickly not to be enjoying it.

Me and my boys...

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