Saturday, August 20, 2011

I have to be out by 8:30AM?

Two weeks into my new part-time job and I have had the following revelations:

- 6:00AM is really early, especially when your two-year old is having separation issues and insists you (only you!) lay in her bed from 2:00AM to 3:00AM. Thankfully, this only lasted for three nights but it was exhausting.

- My husband is much more fun than I am. Oh the things that the two of them have come up with to keep themselves entertained. I have heard about tree-top houses in the woods, pillow forts in the living room and some crazy chase game that doesn't seem to have any point outside of making a certain little someone very tired. She is loving every minute!

- How often does a person really need to dust? It is not like it is a hygiene issue like, say the bathrooms...oh, I better go clean the bathrooms!

- Even when you get up at 6:00AM you will spend the last 6 minutes before running out the door looking for your keys, your phone and quite possibly one of your shoes.

- Speaking of shoes. One half of my favorite pair of shoes has gone missing. We have turned the flat upside down looking for it with no luck. I am little bit concerned that Maddie keeps insisting that it jumped out the window and is now outside in the grass. While there seems to be no evidence that my pretty red shoe is outside our windows, it is quite possible that a very fashion-conscious badger is sporting a nice addition to her nest.

- Skinny heels work really well in Oxford. It will be all about my boots this fall.

- My love for all things Microsoft Outlook and Excel has not diminished at all. They make my heart go pitter-patter every morning! My new boss asked if I could fix some old spreadsheets to make them more user friendly and I couldn't say yes fast enough.

- A lot of people ride the buses into Oxford city centre. I mean, A LOT of people. I had to wait for four buses to go by before I could squeeze myself onto one. Even then I was practically sitting in the driver's lap. This could be why all the buses stop for me now. I might have a reputation.

- After five years I still love to see the Mrs. in front of my name. Sadly, there aren't many occasions for this outside of work so when emails to Mrs Ferebee come through I get a little smile. :)

- I have no idea what I am doing but we are figuring it out!


Keith & Janice Hurd said...

I really enjoy your writing! I haven't had an opportunity to read previous ones, but I will continue! God has given you a great gift! I will be praying for you as you continue to care for your family and work away from home! How wonderful that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you!

The Lincicums said...

Loved reading this! I definitely laughed out loud! I'm glad to hear a bit about how the transition is going. I hope that you settle into a comfortable routine soon and that you feel great assurance and peace.

TheFerebeeThree said...

Mrs. Janice - I am so glad you found the blog! I am afraid that I am not always fantastic about updating it, but I am trying to be better. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement. I know that God has provided this opportunity for me. He continues to show his faithfulness to our family.

The Lincicums - I am glad you laughed! :) I laughed quite a bit while I was writing it. The transition is going really well all things considered. We are getting into a routine bit by bit and I am enjoying work. Even in the crazy moments I know that we have done the right thing. God's peace is better than anything else.

diana combs-ashworth said...

Sweet Amber. I have not seen you since Fba sunday school,but you are still the sweet kind hearted person you have always been.I love your blog.Your gift for writing is amazing.God bless you

Deb said...

I how I love to read your writing! The Lord continues to blow my mind with all that He has done through the years in your life and our family. Believe me caring for your family and working will get easier as you settle in a routine. Love you sooooo...... much my sweet girl! Take care and oh how I love the pictures of you guys that you posted on facebook. MOM

Deb said...

Oh how I love to read your writing. You are such a wonderful blessing to me and your dad. Keep pressing on toward the prize of the high calling(Mommy)or our relationship with Christ.You are amazing Mom and wife. I am so proud of you. MOM