Thursday, January 15, 2009

Adventures in Unemployment, Day 4

As you can see, it's riciculously cold here in the Windy City. Damn cold. So cold, in fact, that I can't really enjoy my forced vacation. At least not outside. On the plus side, my darling husband has taken me to a new breakfast place each morning. It's quite an indulgence, I know, for one who is unemployed. I've been working on my book. I've played with my kids... a lot. This morning we spent an hour at Menards, picking out a new light fixture for the living room.

As much as I'm trying to stay calm, the dread crept up on me when I was wandering the aisles at Menard's. My internal clock told me to hurry up, I had someplace to be. Why? Because up until now, I always had someplace to be, some place to rush off to. And now I don't (mostly) and it scares the hell out of me.

Then later on, Isaiah gave me something he wrote at school and asked me if I wanted to take it with me to hang up at work. THAT broke my heart. Instead of reminding him that I'm "taking time off", I just took it and said I loved it, and I'd hang it on the refrigerator in the mean time.

I did get some leads, one nice person sent me a list of non-profit and do-gooder type jobs that I'm pretty interested in. Unfortunately, she got it through her Master's program so many of them require far more education than I have. But I'll still scour the list and apply to anything I think I can wrangle my way into.

Back to the want ads....


Midwest Mommy said...

I am still hoping you find something soon. Being one income sucks. I constantly worry about something happening to the Hubs job.

Chris said...

A non profit job would be good. Is there anything in Safe Haven organization you could try for. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Veronica Garcia said...

OMG Isaiah is just a sweet doll. I swear!

the RaMbLeR said...

Oh, bless your would be SO hard not to say anything to Isaiah. I mean not even a reminder.

Try to enjoy the fact you get to 'slow down' and get caught up on things you have put to the side because you didn't have the time.

You could always come help with mine. LOL. It was a beautiful 58 degrees here in OK today.