Oct 4, 2007

Las Cruces

Las Cruces, New Mexico. Ever heard of it? Me neither, until they flew me out here last Sunday. I didn't bring my camera so I stole these pics off the internet. Lots of desert, shrubs, mexican food and a few mountains. I'm here for 'work.'

Daily routine: wake up at 7:30, eat breakfast, 2 hour sick call for the pilots at the hotel, go to the gym, eat lunch, 2 hours of walking rounds/sick call at the airport, go for a run around the lake, eat dinner, then read/watch tv/surf the internet until I force myself to fall asleep whenever.

Shawna's routine while I'm gone: wake up at 5-6am to a screaming 21 month old 'angel', wake up Christian for school, get herself and the kids ready/fed/dressed to be out the door for school at 7:30 (that's when I am waking up). Come back home to clean the house/pool, take care of the cling-on (Shane), run errands, etc. Pick up Christian from school at 3:00pm, help him get his homework done and get ready for soccer practice, church activities or whatever activity they have to be to in the afternoon, then get back home to make dinner, get the kids fed/bathed/ready for bed, and finally alone without kids at 8:30-9pm. She might have enough energy to run on the treadmill, but most likely will fall on the bed exhausted from her full time job.

When I am home I am able to help out often in the mornings or when I get home from work, but when I am away on a 'work' trip, I am definitely not the one doing the work ! Good luck babe, hang in there, I'll be home in 5 days.


Anonymous said...

I don't which is more exhausting - sitting there TRYING to find something to do or TRYING to find time to sit???!! Hmmmm....

Gavin and Shawna McEwan said...

Thanks for your encouragement De. One day to go here in NM and I'll be back home, back to 'real' work, and my illustrious blogging career will be over (Shawna will have the laptop back). I'm sure everyone is dissapointed. -G