I haven't talked a lot about my husband's schooling on this blog, but it is very much a part of our lives.
Mr. S is currently enrolled in school to get a second degree. He is working on a degree in Survey Engineering Technology so that he can get his Professional Surveying License. He is working so hard, and he is doing it for us! He works full time, so his schooling always consists of night classes.
This semester, (we are at the end now!), he is in school on Monday evenings, and also every other Saturday. As you can imagine, Mondays are long days for Mommy and Lena. I always feel a little sad when I bid my husband goodbye on Monday mornings.
Lately I have been trying to make the most of my Mondays instead of spending them longing for my husband. Now that Selena can ask for her Daddy, she seems sad at night when she goes to bed when he isn't there. She asks for him and looks around. Babies are so sensitive to the moods of their parents, and I have been trying to infuse more joy into her life on days when Daddy isn't there to say goodnight.
Mondays are ...
laundry days: I usually do massive amounts of laundry on Monday. Lately, I have been throwing all the clean laundry on the floor, letting Selena play with it while I fold. What fun!
macaroni and cheese days: I love me some cheese!! Instead of not cooking because I'm just cooking for myself, I have been experimenting with all kinds of mac and cheese recipes on monday. I've started to look forward to it.
extra cuddle time days: we have extra time on Monday, so I have been wrapping us both up in one of our many blankets and we read together or watch a girly movie.
fun in the sun days: when the weather is nice ... like today, we take some time to run errands in between naps. I have been loathe to run these mini errands when I have Selena because I have to take her in and out of her car seat multiple times. Today, we set out to run three errands, Lena in her striped pink and white sandals, and Mommy in her gold,sparkly ones. I was rewarded with huge smiles and happy kicking feet every time I circled the car to take Selena out of her seat. I have to do this more often. She made many friends at every stop we made.
days of meditation: Mondays provide me with a unique opportunity to meditate on the Lord and His goodness. May I always take advantage of these opportunities.
So Mondays aren't so bad after all!! Friends, please remind me of this post in the fall when Mr. S will be in class Wednesdays, Friday, and Saturdays.