Thursday, September 13, 2012

There (was) a Stranger in My House

Until about a month ago, LoLo worked at a job that he really didn't enjoy at all. They worked him too hard in crazy high temperatures for crazy amounts of hours.

In short, they stole his soul.

I'm not kidding. There were times when I felt like the person I married was missing and someone else had taken over his body. He didn't laugh as much. He didn't smile as much. He wasn't as affectionate as usual. He got upset with me so easily. He spent all of his free time in the cave man.

For a while, I felt so alone. I would come home from work and sit alone for about an hour before LoLo would even come home. And even when he did, sometimes he wouldn't even come upstairs to say hi for another half an hour or more.

But for the last month, it feels like my husband has returned. He watched the Kardashians with me the other night. Sitting immediately next to me on the couch. Not on the loveseat. This is huge. I can see his energy coming back. He asks how my day was before I can even ask about his. Last night, I came home and dinner was ready.

After dinner, we were sitting together and I said, "LoLo, jump in the photo booth with me!" meaning the photo booth on my Mac. We started taking pictures together and just couldn't stop laughing. I haven't laughed that hard with him in so long. It felt so good.

These pictures are ridiculous. But I'm still going to post them. Because you may remember, yesterday I said that us bloggers are always posting pretty pictures and never the less perfect, less posed, less primped pictures. Well, I'm going to walk the walk, people.
"Really Erin???"

OMG such a creeper!!! (this is the picture that sent me into a major fit of laughter)
Last one!!
There you have it. Us being completely cray cray and me putting it on the interwebs for the world to see. Walking the walk.

And finally, I'd just like to wish my grandmother a very happy, happy birthday. Every year, she gets a year younger so this is probably her 30th birthday! I love you Gumma!!!! (This is how I said "grandma" when I was little...and now everyone calls her that. I know, I'm a trend setter.) I hope this birthday brings you lots of cake, new clothes, bags, shoes, gift certificates to IHOP, and a trip to the mall to pick out your present from Papa.


TheTinyHeart said...

Aww, these photos are so cute! I can totally relate to this post. My hubby was working at a job where he was miserable...he came home in a bad mood every single day. Now he's at a job that he likes and he's so much happier. It's amazing how much our work affects us!

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Lacey in the City said...

Such cute photos!! So glad that LoLo is "back". A job can really make or break you, so I am SO GLAD that he is out with the old and in with a new one. Cheers to many more gigglefests con LoLo :)

And happy birthday, Gumma!!

Erica said...

Aww, you two are such a cute couple. Glad he's feeling a bit more like himself :)

Why Girls Are Weird said...

Aw you two look really happy, I'm glad the stranger is gone and your hubs is back!

Apajquwbe said...

So glad he is coming back around. Part of marriage and relationships is understanding and patience too. We all go through things and some of us handle it all differently. I'm glad it's all smoothed over. :-)

Sandra said...

Cute pictures! It's good to hear Lolo is back to being Lolo! It's horrible how jobs can do that to people. I've seen it happen and even bad days can do that to me.
One night my bf opened the photobooth app on his dad's ipad that twists and contorts your face. I was laughing so incredibly hard, out of breath with tears rolling. Oh my gosh I was exhausted after watching him do that!