First off my hard working hubby got a promotion at work and started his first week as patrol Sgt.!!! Very exciting and I'm very proud of him; he was recognized as the only officer in Aurora to move up in ranks as fast as he did; he'll have his 7 year anniversary in February. He has worked so hard for it, but little did we know how much it would change things around home.....we knew that he would be low man on the pole again and we just assumed that he would end up with the crappy shift for the upcoming year (didn't help out in my job search at all). Well we lucked out, he got almost the same schedule that he's had for the last 5 years!!! Different days off, but hey, it works for us. What we weren't expecting was for him to be recruited as a temporary Sgt. for one that was taking paternity leave for the rest of the year. So from now until the 10th of January, he will be working 12 hour days from 6am to 6 pm. YUCK!! He's not a morning person and I'm not used to having him gone so much and the kids are just freaking out. All I heard from them this week was "wherrrre's Dadddddyyyy?" in that god awful whine that they do. So, all we have to do is get through this year and we will be back to smooth sailing!
I've been helping my parents at their pizza restaurant and taking the kids with me since the hubs isnt home. That has been interesting to say the least. But, it did get me back into the swing of working again and thats good since I finally found a job and I start Monday. Definitley NOT what I was looking for though. I'm back in another restaurant waiting tables......maybe some day I will gain some other experience to get me out of this business all together but for now, it pays the bills.
We went Christmas shopping (and no, I didn't even have the mind to do black Friday), we spent way too much money on these kids and now we have to find room for it all! Thank goodness I have a job again, cuz that credit card is looking really scary! Thank goodness for tax returns.
My nephew turned 1 and learned to walk. He is so stinking cute, I just cant stand it some days. He is such a good baby and has one of the best personalities! I offered to make his cake for him and handed down some of our toys as his birthday gift. I got to kill 2 birds with one stone...get rid of big baby toys and make the little stinker happy!
Thanksgiving went pretty well, although it was weird not having my hubby there. He did get to show up later in the evening and have LOTS of leftovers. We had 2 turkeys, 1 ham and 1 pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, Brussels sprouts, squash, stuffing, salad and lots of desserts! I was soooo full and couldn't even think about cleaning it all up. It did get cleaned up though.
This morning I finished my book and I loved it! I was reading The Queen's Fool by Philippa Gregory. I think this book was my favorite of her so far. Now I'm on to another one of hers called the wise woman, I think. I'm very excited to start it.
Well that's all for now, so I hope everyone had a wonderful week with their families and starting the Christmas shopping season off with a bang.