Friday, October 15, 2010

I have a feeling the next few weeks are going to be blur.

My husband is working with a road construction crew on the highway near our house and he has been doing this for the last month and a half or so.
Long hours during the week but then weekends off.
On Tuesday he came home to tell me that they will be working everyday until the job is may be 2.5 to 4 weeks straight they really don't know for sure.
Yikes!!! Okay, breathe can handle this! Deep breath in......
and let it go!

I actually am handling it okay but I am having to prioritize what is most important and what is going to add to the stress on the family and then eliminate those factors.

The first thing to go was my race on Sunday, this race was something I wanted to do but because my hubby had started this job I was not able to keep up with the training schedule.
Now, I know I could have walked part of the course if I needed to but I know myself well enough that I know I would have stressed all week about having not prepared for the race in the way I had planned.

So to help myself and in turn my family I made the decision to let it go...besides I need to have a sitter to go to a funeral and grocery/birthday shopping this weekend and the children can't be with someone else all weekend.

Life is good and eating is ON!

I received a compliment last night while at the library from the town Nurse Practitioner who apparently has not seen me in a while.
She did the old double take, look you up and down stare and said in a very surprised voice...."You have lost weight....look at you Ms. Skinny Minnie!"
It felt great hearing that from her...I am not sure why it meant so much but it did.


  1. I love that compliment!!! Don't you want to stand up inside, and say, " YES!!" ? ;)

    I am so glad for that for you!!

    Hang in the mommas... praying for grace and strength for you these next couple weeks to a month.
    Keep in the fore front of your mind, taking care of yourself is NOT found in the way of eating... Taking care of yourself is stealing away for 30 minutes and closing your eyes, running/walking with Leslie, it's reading a book and kissing the faces of your children.. you know? When my hubby used to work long hours, I had to remind myself of this ALOT. I would default in my overwhelmed state to food.

    Truely going to be praying for you, Christine... you are doing it, honey! Keep going, you Skinny Minnie you ;)

  2. I know why...because they validate all our hard work. It's not easy doing what you're doing. It takes a lot of work. You should feel so proud.

    I know just how you feel about your hubby's long hours. My husband works a lot too at times. It's just one more challenge to work through (as if we don't already have enough), but you can do it!!!

    I'll be praying for you.


  3. I just love non-scale victories like the one you received from the nurse. Yay you!!! Sorry you had to give up the race but I think it's inspiring that you put your family first. You rock!! Way to go with the eating!! I'll pray for you as your Husband puts in more time on his job. My Husband has the exact opposite problem...he has been out of work for almost 6 months now. (((hugs)))

  4. Don't you love it when someone notices and comments? You deserved that! Running magazine it is! You'll love it! :)