Friday, July 16, 2010

After My Own Heart

Dear Hubby got a new job this week. I am very proud of him for finding full time work, especially in this economy (but hey, things seem to be picking up around here!) He started said job and likes it very much. Its not as stressful as the last job and has him exercising some of his technical skills as well as a bit of heavy lifting. It's a great job in a great location with fantastic benefits.

But the thing I am most excited for is the opportunity for overtime. As its not a very demanding job, I encouraged him to take advantage of the opportunities should they arrive.

He tells me today that he took overtime today, they let him. First week. And he is already working more than 40 hrs. A man after my own (capitalistic, opportunistic, greedy) heart.

You see, when I was growing up, my mom always worked hard. Even when she didn't have a job, she still did all the housework and babysat 10 kids, including me and my best friend. She told me to get a job when I was 16. And since I was 16 I never worked less than 30 hours a week while going to school. I was so happy to get my first full time job, and the first time I got overtime. It runs in the family. We are workaholics.

So for my husband to have the same views, to be the same way, makes me very proud to call him my husband and to be his wife. I believe that he knows that you cant expect something for nothing. I am so happy.

I'm not trying to work my husband to death, though. I only require 40 hours a week. Its entirely his choice to work overtime. But for such an easy job, why wouldn't you take the opportunity?

Anyway, thats not the point of the blog, even though it makes me happy. The other perk of his job is that I get to pack his lunch. And leave little notes. Squeeeal!

He is working 15 hours tomorrow, from 7am to 10ish pm, and I got to pack his lunch for the first time. I made him two sandwiches, a bowl of strawberry and pineapple slices, a baggie of chips, and two string cheeses and a brownie. Since he will be away all day, I had to make two meals and a snack. Of course I left a little note in there too.

The only downside to working more, is seeing him a little less. But he gets weekends off, a consistent schedule, and a secure job. People don't quit this company, they retire from it.

He is a strong man, willing to work more than what is required so he can provide for his family. And he has a strong wife, who is willing to make his lunch at 1:30 in the morning, clean his house, and run errands, make dinner.

I'm sorry if this post grosses any one out, but you have to remember, we are still newlyweds. ;) I'm sure there will come a point where I won't be so in awe of him working 50 hours a week :P


  1. Sounds like a great opportunity for your husband. And the lunchbox notes - too cute! My mom instilled a pretty fierce work ethic in me as well. We never had a lot of money growing up, so I was babysitting and slugging newspapers by age 13 and doing any job I could find from that point on. At the time I hated it, but now I'm so grateful for those early lessons in responsibility and earning power, lol.
    Have a great weekend!

  2. cute lunch notes!!! Rae you sound just like me growing up!


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