Sunday, June 6, 2010

La La Land

I can't belive I have been away for so long...
Since my son's wedding I have been in La La Land! I am not sure if it is a sort of depression or what but It sure has been strange. Prepairing for the wedding I was feeling like my old self (I haven't felt like that in literally years), I was happy, laughing. I was working on my apprearence, losing a little bit of weight, watching what I ate, doing my nails, doing my hair, wearing makeup, trying to wear presentable clothes. After the wedding we slammed back into reality, my husband has run out of unemployment, the guy he used to work for that he was hoping to go back to work with has lost his house and is moving back up north. My husband has been running an ad in the paper trying to get work but nothing, We have to pray that they will be extending the unemployment again otherwize not sure what will go on.
On the school front during my La La time it was very hard to concentrate on school. We will be working on school material much later then we had anticipated. I have only had a chance to read other blogs here and there but I hope to catch up soon. I enjoy reading your wrap ups for the school year, I can honestly say I think this year has been our worst year yet. When I try and think back on what we did, all I can remember is World War II - So obviously not a very memorable year : ( I try and remind myself that we have had to deal with a lot of things this year that would have done most families in but we are still standing....
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday


Phyllis said...

If it makes you feel any better we homeschool all year long, so even though we might be wrapping up some schoolwork, we are beginning schoolwork as well. It does sound like you are depressed but I think that is probably a natural reaction to your husband's unemployment. Perhaps you have skills that could be put to employment and you could flip your roles with your husband homeschooling while you work. I think that there has been some money put into education and training. Perhaps you or your husband can get in on these grants to learn a new line of employment? Is there more you can do to lessen expenses, such as downsizing your home. Or perhaps relocating to an area that is more promising to whatever line your husband is currently in. Probably you have already thought of these ideas and they just don't work for you right now. I just know that sometimes when I am at a low point, I have trouble thinking out of the box I am in. You are right in that you have the goodness of a strong family.

Mum Talkin' said...

I know where you're coming from. We were the same until a few wks ago. Unemployment is the worst! They take forever. I will pray for you, you are not alone. Sometimes La La Land isn't so bad, you can't think of the bad all the time. That would wear anyone down. Keep venting! We praying & pulling for you guys!

Donna said...

Thank You Phillis & Val!
I really appreciate your thoughts : )

Fatcat said...

Thinkng of you all. My husband was laid off back in 1999 and was able to get federal funding to go back to school and now has a better job because of it. Maybe you all could get some of the new recession funding?

It's awful not to have money. We still struggle with both of us thankfully having jobs. Last year about this time we had a scare because my husband's company restructured and he could have lost his job again.

I hate this recession!