Monday, December 31, 2012

Love is Weird

I wouldn't want to be weird with anyone but you!
Four years and counting...Happy Anniversary!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Confessional

The Juice is Worth the Squeeze
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While packing up my desk at work I may or may not of taken a few things that weren't technically mine.  What the heck were they going to do with that pop up Elmo tooth brushing book anyways.

Yesterday my goal was to put on real pants.  As in pants I hadn't been wearing for two days.  Maybe even pants without an elastic waist.  It didn't happen.

The day before I got laid off we bought an iPad.  The financially responsible side of me says we should probably take it back now.  The other side says hell no.  Pretty sure I know which side is going to win and let's just say it doesn't involve a trip to The Mart.

Our elf was "stuck" in the tree for 3 days.  Apparently she forgot to go back to the North Pole.  Mom Fail.

I'm pretty much convinced that by the time all our Christmas decor is up, it's going to be time to take it back down.  Decorator fail.

Last week I confessed Jamie had never seen Santa and probably wouldn't this year either.  Well I broke done and we went.  Now it's all he talks about.  We're going back today.  I like to think of it as making up for lost time.  Plus it's at least an hour of FREE entertainment.  Bass Pro Shop for the win!

The past two days I've been at home, but sent Jamie to daycare.  Let's be real, I wasn't going to get anything done if he was around.

Who am I kidding.  My house looks crazier than usual and I've actually cooked less.  I really just wanted some time to myself.  It's been a long week.

Confessions.  They're good for the soul.
Link up and share yours!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Pssst....I'm invading someone elses blog today!

First of all...thank you so much for all your kind words and encouragment yesterday!
Being unemployed is filled with lots of worry and uncertainty, but it's awesome to know I have so many people in my corner praying for something bigger and better to come along!

Fingers crossed everyone!

While I spruce up the ole resume today and apply to jobs like its....well, my job....I've got a little surprise Project MILF update for you all over at Loves of Life!

As a fellow Weight Watchers guru who not only did it once, but a second time after her beautiful baby girl Lucy was born I was honored when Katie asked me to share my story on her little slice of the interwebz.  She inspires me everyday and I can only hope when if comes time for baby EyeCanSee number two that I'll be squeezing back into my skinny jeans as quickly as she did!


Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Pink slipped at Christmas

Monday afternoon I found myself in a place I never thought I'd see.
The unemployment line.
3 weeks before Christmas I got laid off due to budget cuts.
How cliche is that?
Honestly, it wouldn't really matter to me what time of year it happened.
It's a pretty big pill to swallow regardless of the season.
Of course since then the
"It's all going to work out...."
"It's going to be OK...."
and the "Everything happens for reason...."
have been clogging up my cell phone like some bad episode of Dr. Phil.
Easy for someone else to say.
Are they going to pay my bills and make up for the loss of our larger income?
Yeah.  I didn't think so.
I am doing my best to see the silver lining.
Truth be told while I enjoyed what I did, I didn't LOVE where I worked.  The commute sucked and I was severely underpaid.  So needless to say I had been keeping my eyes open for something new.
But they say it's always easier to find a job when you already have one.
And I wasn't finding much then, so now I feel like I'm in a scary place.
Part of me is all gung ho, let's get this job search party started.
The other part of me wants to sit here on the couch in my sweatpants and cry into a carton of ice cream.
I'm sure over the next few weeks there's going to be a fair share of both.