Oh you are going to count your blessings when I tell you our schedule.
I’m a full time student. I”m typically out the door by 5am, in class or at the hospital until 3-4pm, monday throught friday. I also work part-time 3pm-10pm saturday and sunday.
My husband has two jobs. He works 8:00am to 5:00pm monday through friday and at his night job he works 10:30pm to 6:30am monday through friday.
I sleep alone, every night of the week. I don’t see him in the morning, ever, ever, ever. The only time I do see him is when he gets off his day shift job and drags himself to bed for a few hours of sleep before the next set of shifts. I spend a few monemts, talking his ear off until he dozes off, we don’t even usually get to eat together…and then it’s back to my office to finish writing papers, preparing for exams, etc until I see him off to work at 10:00pm.
On the weekend, he usually sleeps while I study until it’s time for work, and I say goodbye to him when I leave for work at 3pm both saturday and sunday, he’s usually sleeping. When I come home from work at 10pm on the weekends..he’s sleeping, or he’s just coming home from vistiing my parents or our friends, and then he wants to go to sleep again.
Hardest part is just wanting to spend time with him when I can’t…wanting to take a drive with him, when I can’t…
I look forward to breaks between quarters or holidays because it’s the only time we will get to spend real, quality time together…and when those days come, it’s heaven!
We do make the best of the very short time we spend together a day depending how tired either of us is, we still make the best of it,, wether it’s to grab a quick bite, or make love or watch 30 minutes of everybody loves raymond..it’s precious time together
Obviously the plan is that the stars will align for us someday soon and I will be done with school, and working full time so that he can quit one of his jobs…but even if I end up working at a hospital on night shift while he’s on days….we will still be spending a heck of a lot more time together than we do now!
Make the most of your days off…enjoy it!