Busy does not fully describe what I have been the last week and a half.
Ian and Imani were invited to a birthday party by one of our employees from the salon. We were able to drop them off and enjoy part of the afternoon. Well instead of relaxing, I did some things around the house while Hubby watched football. (Don’t you ladies just love football season?)
Hubby was away from home a few nights. He went to visit a friend in the hospital.
Ian and Imani’s school had Family Game Night at their school. Hubby and I both had to work late so our neighbor took them. When I left the salon I went to enjoy the last half hour with them. Ian won a game of bingo. Imani was super excited and was running all over the place. I was so tired but put on a happy face for them.
Kierra went to homecoming at her school last week. We were really emotional about it considering this was her first high school dance. I styled her hair and took her to get her nails done. Then we went to look for a purse to match her dress. We didn’t find one so she just carried a wristlet. Hubby took pictures and she looked so pretty!
I had two meetings after work and one training. We were given a list of things to do in preparation for a walk through with the big boss. During the meeting we found out that our building is set to close next May. On top of that, the big boss informed us that we are not guaranteed a position at another location. So my stress level is high.
Hubby has been telling me to just work at the salon and not to worry about getting another job. But I really enjoy working with the kids at the school. Decisions, decisions, decisions…I guess I have a while to make up my mind.
Since we have been runnung around on top of working, my house looks like a tornado flew through it. Yesterday I had a major headache and I just refused to do anything. My mom ordered a pizza so I didn’t have to cook. I just ate and went to bed as soon as I tucked Ian and Imani in bed.
Ian has had a nightmare two nights in a row where he has scared the you know what out of me. Screaming at the top of his lungs, “Mommy, Daddy Mommy, Daddy!”
I had another rough day at work today. Another headache! The rumors started about our meeting. I just wanted everyone to stop talking about the building closing. Towards the end of the day, I closed my door and turned on my Zune so I could “let it go” before I got home. Then I thought about the laundry waiting on me. Oh, and I didn’t go grocery shopping. I need to clean the sink in the kid’s bathroom where Imani squirted red sparkly toothpate out of the tube. Not only the sink but the walls too! I was so not looking forward to that.
On the way home I was on the verge of tears. I felt so overwhelmed. As I pulled into the driveway my Hubby was cleaning out the garage. We greeted each other and I went in to get a few moments to myself before I started my tasks.
Imani attacked me (which is her ritual lately whenever I come home and Hubby has picked them up from school). I shared hugs and kisses with her before heading inside.
Going into the kitchen I noticed the breakfast dishes were done. The kitchen, spotless. I rounded the corner and saw that the floor had been vacuumed. Up the stairs, same thing, vacuumed floors. I go into our bedroom, Hubby finally put up his clothes that were draped over the massage chair. Our bathroom, spotless. I go down the hall into the kids bathroom, NO RED TOOTHPASTE EVERYWHERE!!! I almost passed out. The kid’s bedrooms, spotless!!!
I broke down crying anyway! Hubby had to have been cleaning all day. The only thing he left for me to do was the laundry. That’s ok, I prefer it that way.
Kierra even helped the kids with their writing lesson.
Oh, and the icing on the cake…Hubby cooked dinner too! I just love him to death!!!
I know that it was a much needed and deserved break for you!
What a special man you have!
Oooh! that is definitely a special treat! Especially during football season. he he.
I love this story! I know life is so overwhelming and it’s so great when your hubby realizes it and does something so special. You deserve an amazing husband!!! I’m so happy for you.
I count myself among the very blessed of wives, too. My husband is so amazing!
Thank you ladies!
It is so nice when we get taken care of. I’m so glad your husband recognized your needs. Did you do something relaxing and fun for yourself?
I was practically in tears reading this. It was as if I was feeling what you were feeling. And then to find out all that your hubby had done. I was practically in tears all over again.
This is such a good post. Thank you so much for sharing. It just goes to show that God knows what we need just when we need it.
Much love to our husbands.