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Ending on a good note

On August 30, 2009, in It's a All About me, When Life Gets in the Way, by elisabet

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.

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The worst has happened

On August 21, 2009, in It's a All About me, When Life Gets in the Way, by elisabet

And I have no plan, no idea what to do next. I’m trying to come to grips that we will have to sell our home. For most people a house is just a house, but it’s not like that for us. It’s where Courtney and his family lived for many years and it was suppose the home that we would have for many years. It’s embarassing and a huge hit on our pride to be in this situtation. I know that we are not alone in this, millions of Americans are, I just didn’t think that it would happen to us. I thought we could weather the storm and get through this.

I’m making a list of all things unnecessary and things are going to get chopped. I hate to give up my iphone but it looks like I will have to. The data plan is just too much. I’m taking a mental inventory of everything we have in the house…huge garage sale coming soon if you are in the Biltmore area.

I know that if Courtney gets two jobs we could make it….the problem is finding those two jobs. I know that there is higher purpose for us to be going through this but at this very moment I can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have faith, but right now it’s really hard to keep thinking that when your world as you know it is crumbling. What I do know is that I love my family, friends, our dogs and I am greatful to have two jobs.

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Can I get a break here??

On August 18, 2009, in It's a All About me, When Life Gets in the Way, by elisabet

Oh man where do I start??

Last Thursday we had to say goodbye to our beloved Joey. It was horrible and my heart it totally broken. I guess he ate something he shouldn’t have and there was no way that he could recover if they did surgery to repair his intestines. He was in pain and suffering so we thought this was the best decision. He’s now in heaven playing with Chase. I miss him terribly.

Courtney’s job may be in jeopardy so that has also got me stressed out. It’s so not a good time to be loosing a well paying job. Please send good thoughts in his direction for a positive outcome.

With all this going on my job has been stressful. There is lots to do and only little old me to do it. I think I broke a couple of servers to day. Thankfully there isn’t anything in them so there was impact to anyone’s applications. Hopefully I can figure out what went wrong tomorrow.

I’m hoping for a better Wednesday.

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Overwhelming sadness

On May 13, 2009, in It's a All About me, When Life Gets in the Way, by elisabet

I’m not pregnant after all.

I don’t know what to say or how to feel about that right now. Everything happens for a reason I know but this was supposed to be my turn. I’m sad, angry and confused. I’m a mess.

 
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WTF?

On March 12, 2009, in When Life Gets in the Way, by elisabet

I’m watching yesterday’s episode of Oprah, it’s all about saving money at the grocery store. The first family eats nothing but processed frozen foods and spend a ton of $$ at the store. In swoops Oprah and her team to save the day. What I am completely dismayed about is that the mom had no clue how to cook anything! I get that some people are good cooks, fine..but they try to cook. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to cook the recipe off the Campbells Cream of Mushroom can…I just don’t get it. Where were these women when they were growing up and their moms cooked for them? Did they just not pay attention or ask questions about how mom made her fabulous mashed potatoes? I just don’t think there is any excuse to not make an attempt to cook in this day and age. There are so many video tutorials about cooking, there is even an entire television network dedicated to food! AARRRGGH! So frustrating!

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