Sunday, August 17, 2008

'Tis the Season'

Yes is already that time of year when I become a temporary "singing widow". Some of you may be wondering...a what!...yes, a "singing widow". For the past two years Drew has sung with a professional caroling group called the Dicken's Carolers. As many of you know, he is an amazing tenor and this is his chance to sing tunes, socialize, and gain extra dinero for our home. However, with these assets means a short fall in family time during some of the busiest time of the year...the holiday season

What does that mean for me? You guessed it, more "quality" time with the kids! Yeah...I can hardly contain myself. (Just kidding...real plus and minus here at times.) Beginning tonight, he will practice about 4-5 hours every Sunday night until Thanksgiving. From Thanksgiving until Christmas, he will basically just sleep here at the little blue bungalow as he'll have anywhere to 4-5 gigs a day on top of his regular job spreading the Christmas joy through song.

I really am glad that he has this amazing opportunity to share his talent and earn extra money while enjoying a bit of time away from the family. It is just getting into the mindset of a "singing widow" that is hard to take especially on one of the hottest days of the year. As he jumped in the car, he was already talking about the Christmas songs they'd work on tonight. Hum. Christmas. As I waved good-bye and stepped back into the 85 degree house, I couldn't help but wonder how my evening with the kids would transpire. Well...I better get use to another season of being a "singing widow", crack open another diet coke, and enjoy the extra time with the kids. Christmas will be here soon enough. I hope.

From inside the little blue bungalow,
Katie Jean
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1 comment:

Erica Graf said...

Katie Jean--
If it helps any, I can relate. Being married to a FedEx courier has made for non-existent family time during the holidays. Paul leaves for work M-F by about 5:30 and doesn't return home until somewhere between 7:00 and 9:00. Then, he usually works Saturdays for 6 or so hours as well....
When either of us begins to feel the pressure, maybe we should pray for or contact one another...
Erica Graf