Hubby Blue went to the day shift this morning!!! So, although he gets up at the crack of dawn (who am I kidding? -- he gets up way before dawn), we ARE sleeping at the same time, and he was home for all but about three hours at the same time I am home. When I consider that Hubby Blue has been done with the academy for 2 months now, that means this is the first week in 2 months where we'll be on a similar schedule. It's pretty glorious...and also a reminder of the what's-sure-to-be-an-adventurous life we're in for!
HB's schedule changed about 3 times in 3 days last week, and I'm not even exaggerating. I assumed this was just because of the training schedule, but apparently this schedule-shifting happens all the time. All I can say is...WOW. He's only working days for this week and then going back to nights for a week and then the power shift for two weeks and then FTO is over! I cannot even begin to comprehend how his body does this. But for now, we're just rolling with it and riding it out, so to speak. I'm sure we've all been in that place where you just feeling like you have to weather the storm and once you get to the other side you'll be okay again. That's where I'm at right now. Sort of just treading water but having the knowledge that we've been here before and survived. I don't just mean we've survived in the last six months; I'm referring to the storms we've weathered throughout our whole relationship. I guess it's inevitable that there will be times of smooth sailing and times of rough waters in every marriage. I feel so self-evolved to finally just acknowledge that this is one of the tough times...but that eventually things will even out again. :)
(Had enough weather-related metaphors yet?)
Right now it looks like Hubby Blue will be OFF on Christmas Eve AND Christmas Day! I can't even believe how lucky I've been to get him for Thanksgiving AND Christmas. There's no schedule for New Years or beyond yet...by that time HB should be on a permanent shift. I can't wait to find out what that will be. You'll be some of the first to know!