Wednesday, March 18, 2009

When Last We Spoke...

I know, it's been a while. I'm trying to get back in the groove of life. Because losing my job wasn't enough, some other things are starting to gear up and it's been a hard couple of weeks for me. (more on that coming soon).
I've wanted to write but I didn't want to turn this into a "wah poor me" episode, so I buried myself in trashy fiction and M&Ms. I realized I needed to stop that because if my pants don't fit, I don't have a job so paying for new pants might present a problem.
I also managed to send out my resume to, oh, about 25 different job postings. Of course, nothing has transpired yet, but it's really only been over a week, so I'm keeping hope alive. (PS - thanks to Jaelithe, I have a snazzy new web-searchable resume. She is most awesome).
Anyway, I haven't been a total hermit. Here are a few things we've done recently:

Maddy met the kids next door. I'm so glad she was finally able to get together with them. It's helping her enjoy the new house a little more now that she's got someone to play with (and the fact they have a trampoline elevates the coolness factor).

We went to the Science Center and saw Sue, the T-Rex. Maddy and I both thought it would be bigger. It was still pretty darn cool, though.

Maddy and I had a girls' night this week, and we went to the park and had a picnic dinner.

One positive to not working right now is I have time. I can pick up Maddy after school and spend more time with her. I have time to work on wedding plans and fundraiser plans. I have time to sit and enjoy the quiet and reflect on the gifts I have. Time with my family is one gift I'm going to enjoy.


Jaelithe said...

That looks like a very nice picnic. I haven't had a Capri Sun in years. Not since I was a kid, I think. Now I want one.

I am thinking about you all the time and I hope things turn around soon.

Zip n Tizzy said...

Before you even said it I was thinking about how great it is that you are spending the time with your family that you are.
The picnic was what made me think it.
Maddy has the best mom in the whole world!