Sunday, June 7, 2015

Catch up post

Last week was crazy and this week is already proving it will be a doozy. My husband has been working insane hours, projects that require he start at midnight and don't wrap up until 4 or 5 in the morning. Then this weekend served up a huge work emergency, one that will require almost round the clock maintenance this week.

Personally, I hate going to bed by myself. I try to stay up as late as possible to keep him company. Our house layout is the opposite of what one would expect; our living space is upstairs and the bedrooms are downstairs. What makes this hard is that the flooring is cheap Pergo and it creaks anytime you take a step. So if I'm up before my husband, I have to be super quiet so that he can continue sleeping. I'd rather stay up late and get up late with him, even though this sleep schedule is less than ideal for my body.

Sorry if that sounds like I am whining. I'm tired... it's been a stressful few days and looks like it will continue to be stressful for a few more. I'm hoping I can detach myself a bit from his work. Since hubby works from home, I get caught up in the flow of what's going on and it affects my ability to get my own work done. Normally we manage it just fine but with less sleep than normal, we're struggling a bit.

This is going to be an issue when our girl comes home. I can already tell. We don't have any extra space to set up an office for my husband; he works on the dining room table. So staying up late may keep our daughter awake or she may be a heavy sleeper. I'm not sure. I have a feeling I'm going to have to pick a schedule and stick to it, so that I go to bed when she goes to bed and get up when she gets up, regardless of my husband's work schedule. That would be ideal. There are a lot of changes coming!

1 comment:

Carrie said...

Oh that is stressful. Jonathan also now works from home consistently and so I know what it's like to juggle children and life around it! You find a way to make it happen but it can be tiring every so often. Especially when there are emergencies, yes.

Hope it irons out soon so that you can get back to normal!