Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Crappy Day

Today was stressful and crappy. It's just hitting me that I'm being laid off soon. I have been looking for work with no bites at all, and if I don't work, my family will not have food, housing, or health care.

It could be worse, I am getting a severance package, but that will only last so long. Time to buckle down again and be uber frugal! Today I put hamburgers and veggie burgers on English muffins because that's what I had on hand. Why waste money on hamburger buns when I have something else that works? I also use these little gems for mini pizzas for the boys.

The oldest is going to drive me insane. He desperately wants to be in the school talent show with his best friend. However, the best friend will not be in town for either the dress rehearsal, nor the talent show itself. I have been trying to get my son to realize this and come up with a back up plan. I think tonight I finally got through, as he has now decided to do a puppet show of the 3 little pigs. The only obstacle to overcome now is the puppets we have are finger puppets, and those don't really translate well in a school auditorium. Oh, and the dress rehearsal is in 2 days.
I think he may not be in the talent show after all and it will break his heart because in his mind, he was born to be on stage. Last year, he did Tae Kwon Do, including a board breaking. His dad wants him to break several boards this year and he just wants to sing and dance. Of course dad is at a class tonight and not having to deal with all of this. The brain storming alone is making me want a drink.

The youngest just wants to play video games, and I need to decompress, but I'll go read to him. I haven't had enough sleep all week because Ron is working and leaves the house before the boys get up. Today he came home as I was on my way to Tae Kwon Do, and left for Bio31 as I pulled into the driveway. Luckily tonight is not the lab, so he'll be home early (hopefully). I volunteered for a chocolate tasting that will earn money for the boys' school. I know - boo hoo for me...

Good news is one of my employees got an internal job offer today, and I am very happy for her. Her new boss was very nice and is encouraging me to move to Dallas, because that's where the company is focusing IT. I've been to Dallas. It's too far away from the water. So I applied for an internal job in Miami to make myself feel better. I don't want to move. My family is here, the kids school is here, and I LOVE the program they are in.


Coachdad said...

I am so sorry to hear about your day. I can't imagine going through being laid off. I hope some thing comes up soon for you.

J9 said...

I'm sure it will, and I have to remember that it could be much much worse. I feel better having just blogged about it!

Barry said...

Well I would say your stress level is understandable.

In fact you seem to be handling things very well, considering.

I hope a job opens up locally for you in the very near future.

J9 said...

Thanks Barry. I am fortunate to live in an IT rich area of the world. My hope is that I can find something quickly, and reduce my stress level to normal.

CalSurf59 said...

Wow -- Someone on the team got an offer??? Vunderbar!

Hang in there Wo-Man! You are stellar and someone will gobble you up!

J9 said...

Thanks CalSurf - I was hoping that person could announce on our call, maybe tomorrow if we don't run too late!