Monday, February 14, 2011

Where I'm At

Howdy kids! 

So OK, here's the deal:  this is the start of week two of being unemployed/stay at home mom.  For those who don't know, I lost my job rather suddenly about two weeks ago.  I was working as a contract employee at the Shipyard (or as I now call it, the "Shityard") - had been, in fact, for a year and a half.  There was plenty of work and the promise of my contract continuing .  However, three weeks ago I found myself struck down by a rotten case of the flu.  I called in, kept in touch, went to the doctor and got a note...but on the fourth day of my recovery (which was to be my last - I was planning to go in on that Friday) I received a phone call from the contract company I worked through that the Shityard had suddenly and inexplicably terminated my contract.   Still no explanation at this point and frankly, I don't give a shit why they did it.  OK well....that's not entirely true.  I still want to know why.  Whatever their reason, it's likely a shit reason but ultimately, in the end, it doesn't matter.  I'm eligible to collect unemployment (thank the gods!) and I am spending time with my son who I absolutely adore, of course!  I have friends who are either looking for work or are stay at home moms and so I have friends to spend time with as well.  Frankly, life is pretty damn good right now!  I have time to focus on myself and Aiden, and do the things I used to enjoy.  Cooking, for instance.  I had fallen into a rut while working and served up bland, hardly appealing meals.  Now I have time to plan and get creative again!  Oh it's been wonderful!  Course, at the same time I'm trying to exercise more and watch what I eat.  It balances out though, since part of the creative process of cooking is coming up with delicious healthy meals! 
I am looking for work.  It's not as if I am completely slacking off.  I am required to look for work anyway if I am to collect unemployment benefits.  There aren't a lot of jobs out there that I qualify for or are terribly appealing, but I'm doing the best I can.   Meanwile, I'm thinking about a career change.  It won't likely be focused on making more money.  In fact, it's entirely likely I'll make less, but I'll be happier for it.  I  have always wanted to take a yoga instructor course.  I've signed up twice and both times something happened that forced me to back out before the class even started.  I don't want to let that happen now, but first:  I need to get my fat ass into shape again!!!!  Kinda hard to teach a class in something you can't even DO.  Duh.  I have a scary vision of a bunch of people scattered around me on their mats, staring at me w/ mouths agape while I huff and groan and struggle just to get my own lard-laden ass into a simple pose.  NOT COOL.  So yeah....I have some work to do, first!

And on that note.....there is a hungry 4 year old next to me so I need to go whip up some breakfast!  


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Life as I know it

I'm not much of a blogger now, am I?  I swore up and down (side to side as well, I believe) that I would keep my blog current and post to it  at least once a week.  Have I?  Of COURSE not!  I'm a shmuck.  I'm a great big, lying, lazy, non-blogging shmuck.  Yet, here I am last.  Why? you may be wondering. I'll tell ya why.  It's because now I have time to blog!  Life delivered me one big kick in the pants by seeing to it that my job went bye-bye rather unexpectedly.  It sucks and it's a blow to not only my ego but our bank account as well.  However, I am trying to make the best of it and either use the time to take on new challenges, or pick up on ones that I had previously taken on and then left to collect dust. 

So here I iz kidz.  Back at the asylum!  So, pull up yer pants, wipe the drool off'n yer chin and git ready for regular doses of all kinds of crazy!!!

Woot! Woot!