This week starts my third month of unemployment. I've had a few interviews, sent out scads of resumes and online applications, met with temp and placement agencies, and....well, here we are.
The weather is starting to be more sunny and warm, less rainy and cool. I was thinking about last year when I would wake up, drive to work with my sunroof and windows open and think, "I wish I didn't have to work when it's nice out." Looks like I've got two wishes left.
As much as I miss working, this time off has some upsides.
I was able to go on Maddy's class field trip last week. She had been asking me for weeks prior, and at first I had to say no, because I couldn't take off work. Then I had to tell her I'd go unless I got another job. As we got closer, I didn't want to commit, in case I had an interview. Of course, on the Tuesday prior to her class trip on Thursday, I got a call about a job I was really interested in. And of course the only day I could interview was Thursday. It did work out that I could interview at 9, then run home, change out of my suit, and meet up with the class just in time for lunch. She was so thrilled I was able to go.
Last week she had a half day, and after I picked her up from school, we enjoyed a nice lunch out before going to see The Hannah Montana Movie. (Which was actually pretty cute). We were two of eight people in the theater. Then we hit Kohl's for a little summer shopping.
Right now I'm sitting on my couch in my sweats, watching the Today show, typing on my blog. After I wrap up here, I'll go put on my tennis shoes and take a walk around my neighborhood. Then I'm going to meet a friend for lunch, do some grocery shopping, pick up my baby from school, and make some chicken enchiladas for dinner.
Life ain't so bad.