I find myself now compromising on TV shows and watching the Bachelorette on my laptop if I missed an episode. We are always up for Law & Order SVU and Criminal Minds, it's the only shows we both agree on. With one television at the moment, I now find myself antsy and anxious about if I will miss my show or not. It's only fair to share since Joel consequently forgot how to use a remote in the past 10 months, so I feel like he has more say in what we watch. But it is still weird. I'm not a big TV junkie anyway, so if I miss a show, it's not that big of a deal as long as I can watch the re-run online.
Arguing. Now that we can pay attention to each other full time, we find ourselves getting in disagreements about the most petty and stupid things. Such as... (no joke) who fed the dog last. I mean, really? We've adapted since and are learning to just let go of things and remember the things that do matter, so that helps. But, really, it's been quite an adjustment.
On Blogging... Since I am not a TV junkie, my favorite thing to do is read and catch up on blogs and blog about my own life. I could read and write for hours while Joel studied, without caring how much time I spent doing it.But, now I need to monitor it. The past week and a half I have not been "done" on time and usually he is ready to hang out and I've still got to write up a post. This is not going to work well. I've got to organize my time better and make some sacrifices.
I was so excited about this summer and happy that he will just be working 30 hours a week at a structured job (job, what is that?) during the day, leaving the evenings all for us! I don't want to look back and realize I put other priorities first such as television and blogging. I will never get this time back. I can honestly tell y'all the harsh reality of what I'm preparing for... That is, this is the last summer Joel will ever have time off for the next probably 10 years. Unless everything goes perfectly, and he is able to take 2 months off before his graduation-start of residency, this is it. There are no justifying words that make me feel better about residency being a 6 day 80 hour work week. And his clinical years which are his 3rd and 4th year (he is now a 2nd year) are practically a residency preview. So, this lifestyle will be here in less than a year now.
With all of this said, I just ask for your patience and support during this time. Lately I have been slacking on responding to comments with questions, and I've flagged every one of them so I can eventually get to responding to them. Until the middle of August, I will be in a different element. But, this may not be a bad thing. Our life this summer may become really interesting, and may better my blog writing and story telling. I don't want this to be a negative thing, just want to be open about where my priorities are during these next few months. We are also moving in a few short weeks, so I will be busy busy very soon. I will also need lots of guest posts (email me).
Wow. Longest post ever. Thanks for reading, and being patient with me during this time. I love my followers and your ongoing support and could never forget how much you all mean to me.
Also, I want to compile some ?s for a Q&A ! So many of you ask me questions all the time, and I'd love to have them all in one post. Do you have any particular questions about me, my hubby, for my hubby, about Rayne? The only boundary is to be respectful or I'll just press that delete button!
Leave your questions below in the comment form.
You can post anonymous if you'd like.
I know sometimes it's hard to ask certain questions that you want answered!
We really are enjoying our time together, can't you tell ?