September 13, 2009

house husband, no more

Last week, Nick returned to work. After ten months of unemployment and endless job searching, he was positively thrilled to get back to a 9-to-5 routine (or, in his case, a 7:30-to-4:30 routine). He actually returned to his old job, since the company is getting back on its feet again and his boss asked him to come back.

It is really nice that he doesn't have to learn about new systems or meet new co-workers — he already knows the job and the people, so he got right back into the swing of things. It is a job that he was good at and passionate about before, and while it wasn't the change we were expecting, it is certainly a relief. I think the fact that he was asked to return also speaks volumes about how much his contributions at this company were/are valued.

I felt like I was seeing my child off to his first day of school when he gave me a kiss goodbye last Tuesday morning! I have to admit that I'm going to miss being able to have lunch together sometimes, spending more quality time together, and coming home to dinner on the table, a clean house, and a stocked fridge, but I'm glad my hubby is back to feeling like he has a purpose outside of our home.

11 comments:

  1. That's wonderful!! As a fellow formerly un-employed person, I heartily congratulate your husband on re-entering the workforce--it's a GREAT feeling!

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  2. That's such great news. Glad for the both of you

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  3. That is such wonderful news! I was so sad to read about his retrenchment on Weddingbee.

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  4. Hi Brooke!
    I found your blog from the WeddingBee. Great news about your husband!

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  5. Brooke, that is awesome! Congratulations to your husband on the new/old job! :)

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  6. Awwwh.. that's such a GREAT news!!! Congratulations! i'm happy for both of you :)

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  7. Thank you, everyone! He has been really happy to be back in the swing of things. If he's happy, I'm happy :-)

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  8. Yay!!! That's great news, and you're right- the fact the old co. wanted him back speaks volumes!

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  9. That's awesome and I agree that it speaks volumes that his company wanted him back!

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