First of all, some good news. TB was in a really good mood yesterday! He even agreed that yes, he needs to eat more and was thinking about buying some protein shakes (Ensure – Chocolate,not the Berry one). He also spoke with a number of his guy friends and that helped his mood greatly. So you know what? I’ll be telling them to keep up those calls – if it changes his mood this much then we need to keep that going. His buddies don’t coddle him so I think that will be a positive thing for him. They all give each other grief. Guy thing, I imagine.
Now some not good news. I found out today that my last day working will be December 19th (as of that date I will have been there 24 years, 8 months, 3 days). They’re laying a lot of us off.
Would you believe I feel relieved?? I truly see this as a silver lining in the dark cloud of lay offs and maybe that’s naive of me, but I don’t think so. The severance package I’ll receive will allow me to go to school next year which in turn will help me – hopefully – get a job. The severance package includes medical as well so that’s a huge blessing considering everything that’s going on right now. In addition, this means I’ll be able to be here at home with TB. Of course, that also means that I may be blogging more BECAUSE he and I will be together MORE as that will definitely change the dynamics around the house. But you know what? If it means more time with him now even with being moody (both of us) and him sick, I’m all for it.
So it’s time to start figuring out what I want to be when I grow up and then find a place to learn it at. I think what would be ideal is to find something on-line. Would really make my life more flexible when I need to be here with TB.
To Julia – Please feel free, if you haven’t already done so, to share this info with your mom and whoever else in the family you’d like to. And remind them that me being the stubborn one I am, I’ll make sure we get through this. Might have some hiccups along the way, but I’m nothing if not tenacious. Take care.