Monday, November 24, 2008

what to post... what to post...

I didn't mean to go silent on my blog last week. I'm just having a hard time focusing on things to blog about. Fun things to blog about. Not stressful things to blog about which is how I've felt this past week (well... many many weeks actually). It's all sort of coming to a head now and hopefully will all get in line real darn quick here.

Basically my husband is going to be changing careers... going from being self-employed for the last year renovating/flipping/renting houses to going back to work. Not a place he wants to go. I hate to bring it up, but it's 100% driven by the economy woes and how no banks are lending any money to anyone. We have three houses we're trying to rent or sell and that's stressing me out, too. So basically we have houses to sell but no buyers... and no money to buy houses with. Makes it hard to keep this going, don't you think?

We've really enjoyed having my husband working for himself for the last year. He's rejoined the human race and not slaved away making millions for someone else like he did for the last decade. It's not a fun place to be for any of us. It's hard to transition back to that. But I guess the good news is that my husband has several very promising job leads that we hope will come to light this week. All of them will be a major change for our family though so that's hard to swallow.

Not knowing what is going to happen in the near future leaves me with lots of nervous energy and tension. It makes it hard to focus on anything for any period of time.

I did finish my husband's Cobblestone sweater and it turned out perfectly. I also finished a pair of socks for him. Now I'm working on a sweater for my oldest son for Christmas.

Other than knitting, yesterday I had a blast playing outside. It was in the 50s and it was beautiful. No wind, bright sunshine. I soaked up as much as I could. I raked our entire back yard again (nervous energy to burn), and took my boys to the park. It felt great to get outside and run around after quite a cold week we had last week. The temps are supposed to go back down today but the sunshine is still here and that makes me happy. I'm going to make an effort to bundle up and get out as much as I can because it's so good for the soul and the mood of this Mama!

So, in the mean time I'll be here pacing, fretting, twiddling my thumbs while I wait and see what is in store for this family next. It's all an adventure. We're up for just about anything... it's the waiting that eats away at me. I'm keeping positive thoughts though. It's all good. Have a good one, my friends.

7 comments:

TD wool design said...

there may be a job change here soon as well. i have a very cranky husband right now. it is so disturbing about the economy. i feel your stress. wishing you happiness for the holiday, though. stay strong!

Margie V said...

Not sure if you make it over to my blog, but Bill's going through a similar thing. I was wondering about your hubby. Hope things work out for you. Bill is staying with his company for the moment, but also has a few good leads. I don't want to move, though, so I'm extremely stressed about the whole thing.

Thinking of you guys!

essjay said...

Your family is in my thoughts - I can't even imagine the stress you are feeling. I hope everything turns out okay.

Lynda said...

I know exactly what you are feeling, the economy and in particular the auto industry has hit us hard, Robert is now looking for other employment and with that it will probably be a move. Not that a move isn't a good thing, but I am weary of it and would really like to be someplace we feel permanent. So I a am doing a lot of pacing twidling my thumbs and just generally worrying.

Liz K. said...

Just imagine the two of us in a coffee shop or something. I'm just nodding my head. Listening. Sorry you're being faced with these choices and these stressors. I wish you better.

Amy J said...

Hang in there Liz. We have a lot of unsettling feelings about the future too--I hate it but in the end it always works out. Miss you!

Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Jane said...

Add our family to the list of uncertainty. We have been fighting a move for the past year and it looks like it may come. My husband is crabby, I'm worried and the boys can sense it. I guess that's why I'm feeling all Scrooge-like right around now. Just know that you are not alone!