Monday, August 30, 2010

Back in the saddle again...

I'm sorry.
That is all I can say about letting the month pass by without posting on my blog. It's not intentional, but I've been so busy working on my freelance and a new part-time job that I've hardly had time for myself, let alone the blog.
Things here in the Fitzgerald house have changed a lot this summer and for the most part they've been scary, but good.
Pat and I are trying to figure out what the next chapter of our lives together and how to make that happen. Our children are growing up so fast that it's amazing to me not to have any babies in the house anymore.
Pat's job ended on June 30 and he's become the stay-at-home Dad while he looks for another job. I think he's gained a new appreciation for what happens when you're alone with children all day, but I think he's doing a really good job taking care of them.
It's given the children a chance to bond with their Daddy and me a chance to remember how it is to have a long day of paid work. There have been days recently when I left the house before 8 a.m. and returned after nightfall... although those are rare, it is like the days of old when I didn't have children. I love the work, but I miss my children very much... thankfully we're still able to have Pat at home with them and we'll enjoy that as long as we can.
I miss being at home with my kids, but I'm very grateful to have the work to bring in extra money. There are a lot of people who haven't been so lucky and we're hopeful this work will help tied us over until Pat goes back to work.
On Friday, we took the children up to Skyline Drive for some family time as there haven't been too many weekday or weekends that I haven't had something to do... here are some pictures from that day.


Lana said...

I so understand about not having time. We are getting ready for harvest, and then I become many things including a single parent for most of the day! I'm glad you were able to take some family time. I know you all enjoyed it by the smiles in your picture!

sara said...

Glad to see you again. The pictures are fantastic!