Highs and lows

I haven't really mentioned it here before. I don't know why actually. I just didn't. There's this big thing going on at a particular company. It's one of those things that leads to lay-offs. Not only that, but based on what we know, chances are good - like 99.9% good - that one of those dissolved jobs will belong to the primary "breadwinner" of our family. Yeah, that sort of sucks.

There is worry, of course, but no panic yet. Last week we worked together on polishing his resume. We both take time scanning job boards and want ads. Today one of those led to a preliminary phone interview with a search firm for a job that is a) within the same distance my dear husband is currently commuting, b) within the right salary range and c)exactly the sort of work he's got experience doing. It's a great opportunity really. At least it sounds like it. The initial talk went well and a 2nd talk is now being scheduled. Keep all appendages crossed.


As hinted at in the last post, a member of my family is planning a wedding. My head hurts and never wants to see another brick wall. Enough said.


The future-aunt came into a few hand-me down Halloween costumes. My little imps were already outfitted for the holiday but they never turn down a chance to 'dress-up.' Am I the only one that finds the "unicorn riding a horse" thing hysterical?


Karen said...

Sounds like you and hubby are definitely heads up on what could have been a bad situation. Hopefully, he'll land in a better place before anything else happens. Good luck!

The kids are adorable! As are their costumes.

Michele sent me today. Have a great day!

Morah Mommy said...

That picture is too cute for words. We love taking pictures of our kids in costumes.

Michele sent me!

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kenju said...

The pics are so cute, Sandy. Keep planning for your trip to Italy. Someday it will happen. Meantime, I am glad you enjoy my photos. I just put up a new batch!

Michele sent me.

Cath said...

The kiddos look amazingly cute!
Good luck to hubby with the interview. Keeping everything crossed too!

Nicole said...

good luck with the job! if he married you, I'm sure he's brilliant!

and I second your WTF? on the unicorn thing. seriously. WTF?

Carmi said...

I've been on the receiving end of massive corporate buyouts more times than I care to admit. I know full well that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach that first accompanies the realization that things are about to get somewhat turbulent.

But then something weird always happens: after a short period of wallowing in uncertainty, I click into gear. Suddenly, it becomes absolutely clear what I must to do capitalize on this unplanned uncertainty. The opportunity in all of this chaos starts to take shape. And I take control.

In every case, I've ended up further ahead than I would have been otherwise. I often call it the kick that I needed, and I wouldn't change a thing.

From the sounds of it, you are so on top of it. But if there's any insight that I can share with you, I'd be only too happy to toss ideas around whenever either of you has a few free moments. Please don't be shy.