Saturday, November 7, 2009

Trying To Keep It Together

Now Playing:
Destination Truth on SyFy Rewind
Chullachaqui/Bermuda Triangle


Here's my progress on my scarf for the Red Scarf Project this year...

Red Scarf Project 2009
I'd say I'm maybe a quarter of the way done. Looks good, may need some blocking. The seed stitch is a bit fatter than the other sections.

Slim Line Tunic
Just one sleeve and a neckline ribbing on mom's sweater and it'll be done! This is what I'm working on today/tonight.


Keys On Main
Last night Bruce and Marissa took Stu and I out to Keys On Main. We really enjoyed ourselves. Requesting songs can be expensive and Stu said the drinks were a little steep. Stu paid $20 to stop a song and request his own, but someone else payed one more dollar and stopped his. Bummer. But the piano players were quite entertaining. I'd go again, only have a couple beers and not request any songs.


In other news, I'm still looking for a job. I have been looking for a total of five days. I've gotten no calls on jobs I've applied for, have gotten only one call back from all the staffing companies I've applied for and they also had me come in to register with them. My consultant there says that July and August were dead for them, but it's starting to pick back up. So, I hope something good comes of this one.

Given that I'm not even getting calls yet, I've been getting a little worried and started feeling defeated and stressing out. But, Stu has assured me that we've got enough money and money coming from school refunds and taxes to be okay for a few months. He also said that I've got time to look for something I really want and to quit worrying. I trust him, so I've mellowed a bit.

Stu also told me that in order to keep myself going, it might help to think of my severence pay as being paid for a month to find a job. Plus, the more doors I knock on, the closer I get to a job... "It's all a numbers game.", Stu said. And he's right.

I don't know exactly when we'll be trying for a baby, but we have about 5 more weeks until we can. I would like to wait at least until I'm working, but we'll see.

I just hope this all works out. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't scared. Say a little prayer for me (us) please?


Sue said...

Good luck with the job hunt! It's a hard time right now, but stay positive - you never know what you'll find! A friend of mine has been unemployed for a while (collecting unemployment) and has taken the opportunity to take courses at the local adult school to update and expand her skillset. One of the programs she's involved with suggested cold calling companies - you never know if you'll find a company who is looking for someone with your skills and hasn't announced anything yet. Sounds a little scary to me, but it does make sense! I will send you good vibes for finding a new job that you love!

Jessica said...

So sorry to hear about your job, Amber. I was laid of in 2007, luckily before the economy got so bad, but it was still very scary. I know you will find something! I firmly believe that everything happens for a reason. But I will continue to keep praying for you and your family. Also, I love your scarf, it's turning out SO beautiful!! ((Hugs))