Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Another one bites the dust

Well as of August 31st, I will join millions of other unemployed people in the US. Our non-profit has taken some serious hits over the past few months and while I've dodged the bullet for the last three cuts, I didn't make it through this last round. (((Sigh))) So now the soul searching and fun begins as I try to figure out what to do next. There might be some contract work in my field as there are a couple of grants that will come up in September so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. In the meantime, I'm going to do some teaching at the LYS Yarn Explosion and try to keep my chin up. At least I was able to get through the summer with a paycheck. I found out right before our vacation but decided that I didn't need to ruin everyone's fun by dropping the bomb on them. I'm lucky to have a nice stash of fiber and yarn so I shouldn't want for any hobby related goodies. Unfortunately, we'll have to pull Thing 2 out of private school to keep our expenses in check. I think he'll be fine but I'm nervous about the world of public school for him. I'm not going to commit to a new job until at least October so that I can focus on the transition with him. So much happening all at once.

We have had a fun summer inspite of the news. We spent the week of Fathers Day, 4th of July weekend and another entire week in July at the beach. On the spur of the moment, we jaunted off to DC last weekend to see Paul McCartney perform at FedEx Stadium (What a HUGE treat! The man played for three hours non-stop!). And we're thinking about getting another Corgi nearly two years after saying goodbye to Mavis.

There has been some weaving and knitting though not a ton. I kinda lost my mojo for a brief stint. I'll post some pictures when I can take some with good lighting.

So what have you been up to this summer? BTW, go show some birthday love to my knit bud Robin(who I REALLY missed seeing at knit nite) whose birthday is tomorrow -August 7th.


Robin said...

Thanks T-Babe--you're so sweet! I miss you too...
I'm sorry to hear about your job, I hope that this only means something better is on the horizon.
I'd LOVE to see Paul play sometime...and I know Hubby would just die (his all time favorite)!
Sorry I couldn't be there tonight, Rudy's new class started.
Maybe we can get together for a knit session one afternoon!

Jennifer said...

I'm really sorry to hear about the job! Thinking about you and sending love.....

Stardust B. said...

So sorry to hear the news. I'm in it with you though. I think there must be lots of us jobless people out there right now. An upturn will come at some point.

KnitNana said...

I'm so sorry that bloglines didn't notify me you'd posted till TODAY!

I'm more sorry about the job news. I'm sending you good vibes and lots of luck and love (for Thing 2 as well)

A new corgi. Yes, it might be time, you'll be around to help with the training! And help keep you upbeat! Ahhh...Puppies!!!