his anxiety. This new job commute is just really bugging him. He complains, complains, complains (granted, he has a solid case about the situation), whine, whine, whine (pass the goat cheese), and NOW he is starting to keep a list of his daily commute times!!! It's taped to the dining room wall. Can you say OB-SESSED? Holy cow. I would think this would only serve to enhance his anxiety over the situation! Here, let me make a visual REMINDER of my mental ruminations! I hope this settles down over the next few weeks as he becomes acclimated to the new routine. I am TRYING to be patient, TRYING to be a good listener because I know he just needs to vent a little... I came very close to snapping his head off tonight when he was going on about being tired and why wasn't I spending more time with him and he has to go to bed at 9pm because he has to leave by 6:15am tomorrow, yada, yada, yada -- to which I reminded him that I have been up since 5:30am (my usual for Tuesdays and Thursdays -- M,W,F I'm up at 6:30am) despite being out until 11:30pm last night and I CAN'T go to bed even if I wanted to because my job is not done yet as there is a kid downstairs who's still doing homework and needs my help thankyouverymuch. He on the other hand did not leave this morning until 8am -- so he got to sleep in. And gets to go to bed early. Maybe he's just missing the naps he used to take while he was off work the last 6 months. This work thing is proving to be a bit of a shock to his system.