First, a note on our whirlwind trip to Washington will come later. Now to the entry. So, I figured out why I have not been able to figure out a pattern in my work schedule. My work pattern only repeats once every 5-ish weeks, and the longest stretch of the same shift is three days, most of the time it is two. I feel a lot less dumb!
This was one of my switch days, where yesterday I worked from 3-11:30pm and today I am working from 111pm-7:30am. I cam home from the evening shift and slept until 10am, then got up and worked on projects around the house, then showered and welcomed my husband home from work. We spent awhile resting, then I slept another hour while he worked on home projects, then up for dinner and a little more quality time together, then he went to bed and I went to work.
Tomorrow I’ll make some crockpot yogurt and hopefully have the energy to get some cleaning or unpacking or both done. Fred will work his day shift and we will get the evening together. That is the best part of my day! With us so often sleeping and working opposite each other, we are grateful for each time of resting together. God continues to be good to us!
(Written on April 29th) It’s been awhile since our last post, so I’ll backtrack a little and give you a rambling overview of our current status. Briefly, on March 5th we went to Washington for our formal wedding and spent a hectic week with family and friends preparing for that celebration, followed by a week in San Diego with more family and friends. The wedding itself was a wonderful blessing, far beyond anything we imagined or could have done on our own. Many of our loved ones worked hard and gave generously of their time, creativity, and more, causing our hearts to swell with the wonder of God’s blessings in our lives. We packed Fred’s things from California, which arrived a couple of weeks ago, and enjoyed the blending of our two families. Once back in Kodiak, we found ourselves at the tail end of winter, as the weather has been transitioning from snowy and cold to rainy and more mild. Fred went back to work and continues to enjoy his job and do well at it. I also returned to work, to my new schedule which is kind of crazy. We continue to be turning our apartment into a home, which is a joyful process, and continue to wonder at the reality of our life together. Not that I’m biased or anything, but I am married to an amazing man! He has put up with a lot, as my sleep schedule is always in a bit of flux and I tend to sleep most of the day, working shifts from 3-11:30pm or from 11pm-7:30am. Sickness has been hitting us in turns, with me getting a cold, then him, then me again, but God continues to be good and we have missed minimal work. Our coworkers at both jobs are wonderful and supportive, as are our supervisors, yet another blessing. A week from yesterday we are heading back to Washington for my brother’s wedding to an amazing girl, a three day trip total. We are looking forward to seeing family again! And we continue to be grateful for the place God has put us, for the breathtaking beauty of this place, for the laid back, small town culture here, for the portion of the family of God that we are a part of here, and most of all that He has put us here together. And now that we have been here for a little while, we’re ready for company. You should come visit!