Friday, August 13, 2010

Pragmatic Explorations

I'm not going to lie... it's been a challenge, this first week. Leaving my close friends and family was difficult, especially since Lucas was born. Ugh. And, I don't do well when I'm left alone. I'm not ashamed to admit I don't like being alone (don't judge me people!), which is a challenge right now, because I'm alone a lot.

See, we planned on being out here a week before Matt started work... this was so we could peruse Salt Lake City, meet people and I could continue to cling to the security of knowing I had another adult to hang out with while I "adjusted" to this new town. Much to my disappointment, Matt was put on payroll a week early and was given "permissions" to be in the office. Sigh... he went into the office for a few hours Tuesday and then after, he pulled full days all this week. I know I should be more supportive, but I was incredibly disappointed. It was like, BAM! we're here and now you're on your own, lady.

Matt being the pragmatic and intelligent person he is figured the extra money would be great and it would allow him to get that jump-start into the theater season he didn't think he was going to initially have. Matt has about eighteen shows to oversee this year and a class to teach this term, so his plate is full. And, being on a year-to-year contract, he doesn't want to drop the ball, even the slightest bit. He's nervous. I can't say I don't blame him... and the bottom line is that this job is a means to take care of his family.

I on the other hand, am not feeling uber-pragmatic at this time. In fact to put it lightly, I'm feeling emotionally needy... which isn't something dudes hope their wives will be when they're getting married. Bummer for Matt, because I broke down this afternoon and told him how sad I was he was gone most of this week. Guilt trip. Not nice. Not nice, at all. Sheesh.

Anyway, it's all good. We're on the same page now... and it's pretty much an understanding we have regarding his schedule. Theater people are busy. That's just the way it goes. After all my sadness and pity-me moments, Matt took us out to burgers (next post) and that pretty much made everything better... almost.

While Matt was working this week I started my explorations (I can't sit inside an apartment with a kid all day...just can't do it). I took some pics...
[Hottie Husband in front of the Theater, which is also on campus...even though it's not affiliated with U. Of Utah.]
[The University is beautifully large and all the street entrances have some type of pillar signage]
[I hope to get a better photo of the fountain, but as you can see, Lucas has been working on his flexibility while helping me explore. He laughs out loud when he is able to get both feet up on the stroller tray.]


  1. Beth, I sure wish I could be there to be your exploring buddy! Praying for you!! Love, Tina

  2. Hey girl! Keep blogging and we'll try to keep commenting--to help you feel connected with the outside world! I just want to encourage you to be proactive and find some mommy-companionship asap. There are mom's groups everywhere--churches, parks, etc. Don't get me wrong, many of them are fruitcakes you don't want to see again, but when you find a keeper--it's worth all the duds you graciously blew off. ;) You are a super fun, funny gal with an adorable kid--you're going to make friends fast.

  3. Too bad we can't be exploring new towns together. I have a feeling there's much more to see in Salt Lake than there is in Lakeview, though. Feel free to call if you want to chat.

    Trip does the same thing as Lucas in the stroller. He loves to have his feet up. I've been trying to walk with him at least every other day. It's good for both of us.

    Love you lots!