I hope I don’t talk about Chad, Nicole and Addie too much but they are such a huge part of my life.
For those of us who are moms, you understand how happy it makes me to see my son happy. He was not happy in his past job but the pay was great and he had a lot of vacation time so he stuck with it. His current job isn’t the dream job either – very hard physical work, not much vacation time but they do work 4 – 10 hour days so he’s off every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. On holidays that all on Monday, he gets four days off and that’s almost like a vacation. He so rarely had a weekend off with the former job. With Addie in school and Nicole back to work, they didn’t get to do a lot of things together because they were basically passing each other coming and going but this summer, they’ve been on float trips, gone to visit friends for the weekend, gone to water parks . . I imagine Addie is loving it. On Fridays, she stays home with Chad and the two of them do fun things – she helps him make sausage, they go fishing, they go eat sushi and she’s loving it.
Chad has made more boudin and more sausage.
That’s 30 pounds of summer sausage!
Seeing him smiling and doing things he enjoys — priceless! And even more priceless . . my next trip there, I’ll come home with homemade sausage and boudin!
You may notice . . an added benefit of the hard work he’s doing . . he’s lost a lot of weight!