I'm 10-42. I have ended my tour of duty. I'm officially a trophy wife now. My dear, sweet husband says I can't claim to be a housewife because housewives cook and clean. Nice. Real nice, Mike.
I mentioned the other day that we are moving down to my mother-in-law's house to help take care of her. Her house is about 55 miles from my job. I was planning to finish out the season and just deal with the drive but.... The MIL is requiring a little more assistance now than she did a month ago so I quit my job to fulfill the role of main caregiver. Yikes!
Sunday night's shift was my last and it was bittersweet. As miserable as it could be sometimes, I loved my job. Even the miserable tasks were fun in that way running a marathon is fun. The people were great, my boss was the best you could ever hope for and the place felt like home. I was pretty sad to leave. But...
Sad as I was to leave, I'm going to have my weekends free and I'll be able to, eventually, adapt to a normal person's sleep cycle so that I'm awake during the day instead of all night. I'm Very excited about that!
The other thing I'm excited about?
Perhaps the thing I'm most excited about.... I can go back to carrying a purse with a wallet. And the wallet can contain cash! That might not sound like a big thing to most people but after spending six years having to carry my stuff in a clear bag and not being allowed to have cash on my person.... An actual wallet with cash in it is huge. Huge!
So that's the big news. I quit my job and get to carry a real wallet now. It was only fitting that after not raining for almost two full months, I got to walk the park in the pouring down rain on my last day. King's Dominion's way of saying goodbye, I guess.
I'm going to miss my job but I'm looking forward to the next adventure.
And on that note, don't be surprised if my posting get's a little spotty over the next week or two. We have so much we need to accomplish between now and the closing, I'm not even sure I'll get to knit a few rows each day. Yikes!