I do work most days including Saturdays and Sundays (at least a few hours, sometimes a whole shift) and I worked everyday through the two week holiday including all the holidays (some at home, some at the hospital), but on Saturday I declared it to be a work-free day. Though Jeremy and I did spend the morning hashing out financials for the coming college years which earlier in the week Jeremy declared – it’ll only take 10 minutes, but in reality it took the bulk of Saturday morning. That was stressful because I don’t really like taking a close look at the financials because Jeremy and I think of money very differently and even though I balance the books every month, Jeremy will ask me questions when we are trying to work out complicated financial things which sound to me like he’s accusing me of not doing a good job, but to him sounds like he’s just trying to clarify a situation. Anyways, we know this dynamic after years of working on this together, so we accommodate each other but it doesn’t mean that it isn’t stressful. Money is always stressful.
I spent the rest of the day quilting, reading at napping with Edda and we went to a lovely court of honor for the recent Eagle Scouts of our troop. Now that college applications are over, Vince is working on his Eagle scout requirements which need to be done by his 18th birthday, so about 8 weeks.
Jeremy received his matching Adidas tracksuit in the mail today. Vince had invited 3 boys over for a sleepover last night and at about 10:30 this morning, Jeremy put on the tracksuit, popped his head into Vince’s room and asked if they wanted to see something cool and then he walked in with this outfit. The boys laughed appreciatively. We got childcare for Edda today and we went to IKEA to buy my Christmas presents which are new area rugs for the bedroom and for the living room. I wonder how long it will be before Maxi pees on them all. I give her about a week. Jeremy is off to Minnesota this week. I used to grumble when he travels, but these days I’m a little happier when he leaves because it means I didn’t sign up for a shift a the hospital and I get a little break.