Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Feeling a little better

So I'm feeling a little better about the job loss situation. Jared has been on the hunt for the past 3 days and thankfully it's not very busy at work so I can help him look. He went on an interview Monday for a taxi job driver job. It's a lot of ups and downs so I'm not feeling really great about that one. Then yesterday Alison found one on CalJobs and he went on an interview yesterday for a teaching job in Chatsworth. They really liked him and they know a lot of the same people from another school Jared used to work at. They said they'd call him for a 2nd interview later this week. Then this morning he called an old co-worker to ask if he could use her as a reference and she said they are hiring right now Resource Teachers which is exactly what he was doing before and is in an interview right now! Please pray that something pans out for us. The other one wants to open a school in Lancaster and asked if he could commute there. I told him to say yes because $40K is better than unemployment. I'll update as soon as I find out if we are employed again!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Down in the dumps

Well on Friday morning I thought it was going to turn out to be a great weekend. I had box seats lined up for The Sound of Music Sing-a-long at the Hollywood Bowl. I left work early, amongst much teasing about singing at the bowl on Saturday. I was in a good mood. Ready to go home a little early and either do some quilting or nap before having to pick up Elise from daycare. As I was pulling into the driveway I got a phone call from Jared asking where I was. I told him I just pulled up at home. He said, oh good, you aren't out buying a car are you? We really need to get a him a new one and I had been looking and found a few really good deals. I said no and he said good because I just got laid off. I was dumbstruck. I couldn't believe I just heard what I heard. He went on about this or that, but it was like a ton of bricks hitting me square on the shoulders. I felt the burden immediately. I called Barb and started crying and sat in my car. I knew there was no way now I was going to sew or nap so I went to pick up Elise. When Jared got home he explained what had happened. The company he worked for wanted to basically get rid of everyone who previously worked for the old director and get their family members in to do all the jobs. Well since they were short staffed Jared had to do a lot of things he wouldn't normally do. They gave this as one of the excuses for him being terminated. They said he was doing too much. I was shocked. Who ever complains of people doing too much? What idiots! Anyway, I could go on for days about what a terrible company it was but Jared is relieved to not have to work there anymore. So he's on the hunt for something else now. At first I really wanted him to continue with teaching, but now I see it's not going to be good for him. I want him to really find his niche and I'm not sure where that is going to be right now. He has a lunch interview right now with a guy he met on Saturday to drive a taxi cab. It sounded right up his ally, but I don't think the pay is as lucrative as this guy is saying it is. Everything I've read today says it's about $10 an hour after all the costs. So if it's that low I'd rather him just be an aide. Well I guess we'll see what the Lord has in store for us. Hopefully it will be better that before, but you just never know. I need to learn how to sell stuff on ebay. Any hints let me know. The Sound of Music was great, but the stress of the news was a like a big rain cloud hanging above my head. Hopefully it rains quickly and the sun and rainbows come out soon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


No wonder I never add pics to my blog. It's so irritating trying to get them on here. I have pics on my iphone I sent to my email address so that I could get them on here. Sorry folks, it ain't working. So no pics from me. If anyone has ideas that would make it oh so much easier please let me know. I can't stand flikr so don't suggest that one. Sorry, not in the best of moods today. Want to crawl back in my bed and not get out.

Friday, September 9, 2011

A little of this and that

I'm avoiding doing my work today, so I thought I'd post for a minute. I was recently looking at some quilting blogs and I really need to get some pics up. The problem is I work in the basement so I have no phone service when I actually think about posting. So I need to send my pics to my email and that way I can open it at work and then save it on my blog.

So right now I'm working on finishing up a quilt for Emme. She was asking when I was going to make her one and I was in the process of putting a pink one together with no one in mind. So I'm glad she spoke up. It was the Ragged Square Quilt from Crazy Mom Quilts blog. It was so fast and so easy that I'll probably have to do a few more. I already basted but I had one more idea for the back this morning so I might have to unpin and re-pin the entire thing. Good thing that it's not that big.

I have so many ideas in my head of things I want to get done. I wish I could take some time off work and work on them. It's hard when you have a very active toddler running around to get anything done.

Onto something else. The weight loss is at a standstill right now. I've been hovering around 225 for a few weeks. I think we I start training for the 5K it will begin to speed up. I'm excited and nervous to train. My body says I can do it, but it's my mind that plays evil tricks on me. I need to find some good running music. Any suggestions would be great!

Alison and I headed to the beach yesterday to chill. It was so nice to be kid and husband free and just to lay out and do nothing. I caught up on some magazines, ate some junk (not good) and got a little burned on my legs. The water was freezing so I didn't venture out past my ankles, but at least I touched the water. I wish I could run/walk there every day. It would be total motivation to keep running because of the beautiful scene.

Well that's my life in a nutshell. I'm dying to get some quilting done. Hopefully I'll have a little time this weekend to work on it. Oh I didn't even mention my anniversary and b-day. Jared and I went to dinner at Kabuki for some sushi. He surprised me (totally!) with a strand of real pearls and said he had been saving to buy them for me. I was shocked and very happy! They are beautiful, something I look forward to wearing forever. I got him passes to play paintball with Erik which he was happy about. Then for my b-day I cleaned in the morning, the Ganiere's came over for home teaching and picking fruit, went to lunch at Subway, Jared took the kids shopping while I was home alone to pin my quilt and take a nap, then we headed to the Burr's for a BBQ. It was great. I just relaxed, at my baked beans and had ice cream cake. Barb got me a gift card to Joann's, Jared got me one too and a gift card to Bath and Body Works. Alison also got me a g.c. to Walmart and I ended up using to buy my little Angry Birds collection for my desk at work. I need to take a pic of those too and post. Boy I am totally behind with the pics! Shame on me!!!