Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ATWT - Let the sun shine

To my loyal followers, I apologize for being absent the past few days.I missed Tuesday's Tribute and Wordful Wednesday. I am sorry if I disappointed you. To use a term of one of my radio hosts. I have been in the basement. I have been in what I will describe as simply a personal tornadic psychological event( after 6 wks of non stop efforts to find a new executive job- the lion was cornered with the reality that nothing was happening right now!Those realities came crashing down on me , and I was ill prepared for that.Call me a wimp, punk whatever- I do not care I am tough enough to handle what you have to toss.). Nothing really prepares anyone for major life change.
It is spring break here and I have been trying to do things with the kids like play hoops, crafts and silly movies and other inexpensive things to ensure they have a fun break. Kids say the darnedest things. My little man Jordan, 5 1/2, offered the other day to use his "piggy money" to pay for his movie ticket.

" I just want to help out dad."

Tell me that does not pull at your heart strings? As my friend Deb @ Dirty Sock & Pizza so eloquently expressed in her post yesterday, it can get to you no matter how big and tough you think you are. Props to my friend Jay@Halftime Lessons, he told me a few weeks ago when I was really down.

"Good things happen to good people, I have to believe that, because if it doesn't, I don't know what to believe."

Thanks Jay, that has meant a great deal to know that even far away you care. And what helpful advice and support for so many who are going through this with their families. We had some good luck here today. Colleen, my beautiful and loving wife, who quit her 20 year career as a Delta flight attendant (coffee, tea or me?) 3 yrs ago to be a wonderful stay at home Mom (full time job in itself), has landed a job with my favorite store. I am so proud of her. I mean, the last time she interviewed she was a sexy college sophomore and Delta said -
"Hey hottie with the nice legs and pretty face, want to be a stewardess?"
Well now, still sexy and hot she will be donning an orange smock. Let's hope this is the first of our luck coming back. I Christen Thee with the ever so coveted smock.

Cheaper Than Therapy


Deb said...

that's awesome! i hear it's a great place to work! AND... if colleen decides to participate in the olympics, they are very supportive.

hang tough, my friend! now that you have officially lost your mind, things should be looking up!

Bree Shaw said...

hope things start looking up for you. sounds like they just might be since your wife found a job. jay is right with his quote! hang in there and be patient, everything happens for a reason.
sounds like you have great kids too.

NateAndJakesMom said...

Your little man was so sweet - you must be raising him right!

I will be hoping and praying that things turn sunshiny for you all soon.

The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic said...

When we "break" it can be very difficult but the light on the other-side of it is always brighter than we could have ever imagined.


Eudae-Mamia said...

I wish you guys lived in my neck of the woods. My Home Depot help around here, well, not so helpful.

I'm so sorry for the meltdown.

And little man Jordan - good soul you have there. Way to teach him well.