The week started out stressful and frustrating. I swear we must have sent out like fifty resumes and not a single response. I was so tired of looking at craigslist, and revising cover letters, I never want to see those again! By Friday, there was light at the end of the tunnel, Courtney had two responses, and one of which wanted an interview! He went to the interview yesterday and it turned out to that he walked out of there with a completely different job than what he went in for! He starts tomorrow and from what it sounds like he will have the potential for growth! I am so excited for him and relieved that cash flow will soon be back to normal.
This week I also turned thirty-eight. I am now closer to forty than thirty, which in my book isn’t a good thing. With all the joblessness stress it was a very low-key birthday celebration. I babysat the twins, Cathy brought home flowers and cake, which the twins helped me blow out the candles. On Saturday, Brian took me out to see our favorite spa gal, Kathy, and he treated me to a microderm facial. It’s been a year since I’ve had one and boy did I need it! Then we had brunch at Scratch. It was nice hanging out with my BFF Brian. Courtney wanted to go out to dinner but that would require getting in the shower, finding non-wrinkled clothes and dealing with the public, all of which I was in no mood for. So we ordered take out and had a nice dinner at home. I did also get the chance to venture out to Scrapbooks-Etc for a little birthday scrapbook shopping. I am in the middle of cleaning the scrapbook table today, hopefully this week I can get some layouts done.
I know that this hiccup that we are going through is suppose to teach us something, but it is so hard to see the good in situations like these. I tried my best to remain hopeful and it did feel like things were moving towards something bigger, I just wish I knew what that was. What I did learn so far is that I can live with less and our family and friends support us even when we make bad decisions. I’m a big believer that there is a plan that we are suppose to be following and as long as I put good out there, I will get good back.
Speaking of living with less….I had to cancel my XM subscription that I”ve had for the last five years. After one week I have discovered that Phoenix radio still sucks camel balls. So I’ve been listening to podcasts, Slacker and Pandora, but I miss the Martha Stewart channel. When things are fruitful again I will have to signup again.