Monday, June 17, 2013

Thank you... my hardworking man.  Thanks to Magnum's incredible work ethic, and constant drive to be successful at his job, I was able to spend an hour working on this today.  (yeah, I can't believe I'm letting you see my back fat and big rear end, either!)
I actually spent two hours "sunning" today, an hour on each side.  I spent most of that time thinking about how very grateful I am that I was doing that instead of still working at a job that was slowly killing me.  And, thanks to Magnum's generosity, kindness, understanding and love, I was able to relax in my chaise lounge, instead of working at a job that doesn't make me happy.  He told me last year that he didn't even expect me to LOOK for a job for at least a year since I "have post-traumatic stress disorder from all those years at The Hell-Hole!"  He wasn't trying to be funny, he was being completely serious.

And, he's been completely on board ever since.  It's not just something he said in passing, he really meant it.  He has not once, in the year I've been unemployed, said a single word about me looking for a job.  Or, not looking, as the case may be.

I know I haven't been here much lately, and there are LOTS of things that have been going on around here at Casa de ChiTown that I haven't filled you all in on yet.  Clearly, one of those things is that Magnum found a job!  Woo hoo!!  He's been there for two months now, and he LOVES it!  He's been working like a madman, and one of the reasons is so that I don't HAVE to go back to work.  Well, unless I want to, of course, or I'm ready to, whichever the case may be.

God, I love that man!!!  I'm so very lucky, and blessed, that God has chosen this path for us, and our "story."  Yeah, I like to tease him, and facetiously tell him that he owes me 18 years of being at home, for the years I should have been home with our son, but most of the time, he agrees with me.  How great is that?

I mentioned a few posts ago (wow!  was my birthday really almost 6 weeks ago already?!) that things were starting to take an upswing around here, and thankfully, that continues.  I've continued to formulate many, many posts in my head, and I take pictures on a daily basis, with the intent of posting about them.  I think I'm just about ready to jump back into the Blogosphere.

Some of you will be annoyed to know that naturally that means LOTS of posts and pictures of my Monkey!!  Sorry, I can't help it.  I just the love the HELL outta that kid!!  I'm going to leave you with a quick candid shot I snapped yesterday at the Father's Day picnic where we all celebrated with my Daddy.
Wow, look how's she's grown since LAST Father's Day!  (STLL no hair though!! Oy!)


M said...

That kids is the cutest!! I love the no hair...she will have enough hair soon enough...don't rush it!

Go girl on the tan!! I have lines from swimming- but I am still so pale!

Happy fun summer!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I really thought that was a photo of your leg? Calf? Thigh? So I can't judge anything since I can't tell what it is. LOL!!!
I'm so glad you are getting this time to focus on YOU!!
That Monkey is adorable; with a face like that, who needs hair???

Karen Gerstenberger said...

I am so happy for you and Magnum. God bless you and your family!

Jim said...

Ouch! That looks tender, Lisa! The first sun of the year is always the strongest they say at least here up 'north'!!
So you have PDSD....and from work. Sorry to hear that....I missed that fact along this journey in blogland.
I know what it is like to work in a setting that is horrible and difficult. Good that you got OUT! And are recouperating. And Magnum is working now! Yeah! i can see why you ar nuts for Monkey!

Sonya Ann said...

I'm so so so so glad that things are on the upswing. It seems that ever since you started exercising life got better. Hmmmmm, maybe I should try it. LOL that would be too much work, I'll just watch you!

Sonya Ann said...

So when are you going to show us the front?

Little Chef On The Prairie said...

I am glad he recognized that you needed time to recover from all the time with CPS. Enjoy your fun in the sun and time with Monkey!