I was lucky enough to be able to take my kids on a much needed vacation this past weekend. I know crazy right! I packed them up all by my lonesome and took them down to St. George. Luckily, I had a friend, who's husband is with Mark, down there with me. She stayed in a different condo, but we did hang out everyday! The kids had fun and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. My friend, Natalie, and I took off Saturday night and went to Mesquite...for much needed adult time! We played Bingo and I won $25, a two night stay, and a $50 dinner. She then went to play cards and I decided to play the penny slots. I sat down at the only open slot machine and won $100!!! We had so much fun!!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
With Mark out of town and me trying to work and be a good single mom for the last month, I haven't had a chance to post.
Things are going well, Mark is ready to come home. I think he is tired of Appleton, Wisconsin and the cold weather. He says the work is different (hard physical labor), but fun. I am glad he is enjoying the work...because he is on to the next job in April...Tulsa, Oklahoma! This one should be a shorter time frame., which is nice!
Saturday, March 7, 2009
So today's the day, Mark left this morning for Wisconsin! I was suprised my kids took it so well, they were up eating breakfast and talking and then when Mark left, each one of them hugged him...and there were no tears.
I think Mark is kind of in shock, but we are all taking it as a huge blessing. I am crossing my fingers construction picks up here in Utah. But, it is nice to know that my husband is willing to sacrifice for his family and travel to find work.
I also look at it as an adventure and am a bit jealous of Mark's side of the adventure. If you know me, you know I "LOVE" to travel. Mark has bid some jobs that will come after this one, in places I have never been, so it makes me a bit jealous! However a brief visit to these places for me is better than his one month stay, which will possibly be his life for a while!
So, I have made a list of projects in my house, to pass the time. I have plans to take the kids on a trip and I have a few ideas of how to keep them entertained. I am fully confident that I can be a good single mom for this month and possibly several months to come.
I am extremely thankful for this opportunity. I will miss Mark a lot, but am thankful for technology...e-mail, text messaging, and talking on the phone will be nice!
Wish us all luck!