Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I Could Get Used To This

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.

9 comments:

Jill of All Trades said...

I love being home and tinkering around. I'm enjoying having the oldest in the office for now so I can get some time off. It won't last. Someday she will be teaching full time and I will be back.

Frogdancer said...

It's like I used to say when I was at home with the kids when they were pre-schoolers... "the hours are GREAT! Pity the pay is so low...."

Enjoy. You'll look back at this little slice of time with nostalgia. (Pus, it's probably done you good to be able to relax and unwind a bit.)

Jeannette E. Spaghetti said...

I am SO over this job-searching crap. It's become the bane of my existence.

minniemama68 said...

Sounds like a great relaxing day!!! How's the wedding planning going?

My Life My Life My Life said...

i know this time has a lot of down sizes but you just listed a huge upside...more time with Maddy @ school...how cool is that!

hang in there lady...

Tattooed Dorothy said...

As I'm pretty sure you already know, I resigned after this school year from my teaching position. And while I'm still job hunting for next year, I've toyed with the idea of just taking classes for my Master's and being a stay at home wife :)

A Buns Life said...

I know I could get used to it....! :)

MamaB said...

Kim,

Just read the article in the PD, wanted to let you know I was thinking of you and praying for the girls. That bastard will finally get his day in court! Stay strong we are all here for you!!!

Marrdy said...

Being unemployed has some great ups and many downs. Good luck in your continuing search. I hope you find something soon!