I tell you, she is just the sweetest friend!
Firehubby and I were going to have a date today, and I was really looking forward to it. Afterall, there are only 5 more weeks until summer break and then we will have to put a pause on our dating while the kids are at school. I cherish this time with my hubby and it is hard to have evening dates with the high cost of babysitters.
Anyway, I digressed…
Firehubby was recalled! For those of you not familiar with fire lingo, that means forced to go to work at a moments notice. His recall is important to his department as they are sending firefighters out to Santa Barbara. He won’t actually be going to S.B., he will be filling in for firefighters who are on their way to that major disaster.
Side note: Two firefighters have been burned fighting the Santa Barbara wildfires. I know that they, their families, and the citizens of S.B. could certainly use many prayers!
Ok, back to my other train of thought…
So, no date with Firehubby, I will adjust my attitude, because clearly others need him more today.
May I digress again?
One challenge of being a Firewife is that you have to change your life at a moments notice and make sacrifices, just as the firefighter does. This can be very stressful.
Today is no different. I am scheduled to work tomorrow. Remember, I only work when Firehubby is off duty and there is not such thing as a childcare provider for our family. So, I need to find someone to watch my kids at 0545 tomorrow morning. Not such an easy task on a Saturday morn. Plus, it is possible that Firehubby will not be released at all. They could actually keep him on duty for days. So, I have to be sure to line someone up for the entire day. Plus, I am scheduled for Mother’s day. The hospital cannot do without me either. I don’t know how I am going to do this…
Thanks for listening friends…it helps to get it off my chest.
Back to the highlight of my day…
Lunch with Elaine and Rooney was so nice! Delicious food and great company!
Now, let me BRAG about that little Rooney. He is 2 1/2 and is above and beyond intelligent. I sat in amazement as he spelled his name, identified and then actually counted objects and knew the sounds to all of the letters that he pointed out.
I can brag, because he is not my boy “) WOW! This is Rooney. My brilliant little friend! And cute as a button!
Well, thanks again for listening. I usually try to be positive in my posts, but this is quite a day.