I feel like it's been forever since I blogged but I guess it's only been a few days! Hubby Blue worked his last night shift over the weekend. With two hours left to go, he made his first felony arrest! From the initial stop to the car chase to the near-collision to the foot chase, the whole story sounded crazy exciting and full of adrenaline when he told it, and as I've said before, I could totally tell how happy he is. HOWEVER! Between all the transporting and paperwork and whatnot, he had to work 4 hours past the end of his shift! Let this be a lesson to me to always be prepared for HB to work more hours beyond his schedule. I could see how this could be irritating if we had plans to do something, but experiences like this are what he signed up for. He's always wanting to "catch the bad guy" and I guess he definitely did this time.
Hubby Blue switched to evenings starting today, and I am still totally on edge! Last night, I had a dream that I found a raccoon under our bed. In the dream, Hubby Blue was in the shower so I went into the bathroom, screaming about finding this raccoon! Obviously! And what did I find? Another raccoon, only this one was half-cat too, and HB was trying to trap it in the shower because he thought it was funny we had a raccoon in our house...?!?!? In the dream (I feel like I need to keep saying "in the dream"...as if you might be confused and think this was really happening in my life), I was panicked about how these raccoons got into our house and WHAT would I do if I came home from work when HB wasn't here and they got in again??? CAN YOU TELL I AM ON THE EDGE??? I feel like I am living my life in constant fear of the next bizzaro thing that might happen to me. I might possibly need some counseling. :)
Anyways, I have spent the evening on my own. Well, not entirely accurate. I went to the gym for about an hour and then talked to my really awesome friend (she knows who she is!) for a while and the night has actually flown by! I had big plans for crafting tonight, but maybe tomorrow? Tomorrow is Halloween and my mom is coming over and we ARE going to be scrapbooking! Being that it's Halloween and this holiday tends to bring out the crazies, I really didn't want to be answering the door all night for trick-or-treaters and be home alone. So, it'll be nice to have the company.
When I left for work this morning and knew that HB would be leaving for his work day around lunch and that he would be getting home after I go to bed, I pretty much said, "I'll see you on Saturday!" Sounds dramatic, but we really probably won't have much time together, if any, between now and Saturday. I'm sure I'll have much more to say about this evening shift in the coming days because I have a feeling it will be just as hard as the night shift was. The night shift was hard because I had to get used to sleeping alone. I think evenings will be hard because we'll never be awake and at home at the same times. I asked Hubby Blue to email me before he goes into work so I'll have something to read from him when I get home and he thought I was a littttttttle crazy. :) But I really meant it! I plan on emailing Hubby Blue tonight before I go to bed. If marriage is all about communication but we can't communicate normally, how are we supposed to make this work? I had a pretty great day today...a little boy I've been working with all school year, who tested at a 0.0 reading level back in August was re-tested today and came out at...1.0. That's like, a whole year's worth of progress in two months. It's the kind of thing that I would tell him if we had the whole evening to catch up on each other's days. Since we'll only have a few minutes (and maybe not even that? I don't really know yet), that's the kind of thing that I'd probably leave out but really want to share. Like I've said before, I guess we'll get used to this and figure out a way to make it work, but it'll take some time. Other police wifeys out there...how do you handle it when you and your hubby are on completely opposite schedules?
Ah well. Here's hoping there are no more raccoons under my bed. :)