Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Visit to the Real World

On Friday was my first day back at work after 7 weeks at home. We are lucky that the husband only works 4 days a week and will be able to be with Ben when I am at work one day a week until I return full time in 6 weeks (which I am not thinking about, it makes me break out in hives).

We decided to adopt pretty much at the same time that I started this job, so I can say that I spent almost every single moment that I have been at this job thinking about our adoption. Our agency is 2 blocks away from my office and every morning I would wonder if this was the day that I would find out about clearances, homestudy appointments, homestudy submission, referral, legals, travel call...

So Friday was the first day that I went to work and did not feel compelled to stalk the boards and blogs for timeline information. It was weird!

It was great to see my work friends, and it's really good to know that I am missed. I did have some anxiety about job security, but was reassured that my job is waiting for me.

I keep on saying this, but time is just flying by, so on one hand it felt like I was only gone for a blink of the eye. On the other hand, I was able to truly appreciate adult conversation, the Friday morning tradition of a bagel and coffee run, and lunch out (in a restaurant, with adults).

I missed my little Ben a lot, and it was wonderful to come home to him. Spending an entire day away from him made me appreciate and enjoy him so much more this weekend.


  1. I know all about the hives! I'm glad you got to have some adult conversation! Oh, and the H-Mart was in Fairfax. Is that the one you go to? I can't believe we were so close. Next time we will have to get together!

  2. I can't believe it's been 7 weeks already! Crazy!!!

  3. It is great that you get a little break and that your DH can be home with Ben. I am with Elizabeth - I cannot believe it has been 7 weeks!

  4. I agree with everyone - no WAY has it been 7 weeks. Geez! I love that you get to ease back into the job with one day per week for a while. Sweet!