Saturday, January 03, 2009

A Little Update

Things sure have been quiet here at my computer. That is totally my fault, since I've been avoiding it like a bad conscience. Has anyone else taken a break from blogland, and the longer you go, the harder it gets to log on? I don't even know if there are any important e-mails in my computer. But I'll make an effort here and hope that this will get me over the hurdle.

What has happened in the last few months? Hmm. The economy sucketh, and my husband lost his job. Rats. While that was going on, I really didn't have much to say, I'm sorry to report. Strange how lives can shift so quickly. But he found another job he likes really well, and the people are great. I took a job at a bakery, which is fun, but the hours are icky. I start at 8:00 at night and work until 4:00 in the morning. What with sleeping and pretending to do housework in the afternoon, I also didn't log on to the computer. My working has been hard on the kids, but I know they'll adjust. The only really bad thing I've noticed is that the youngest is getting bratty, because her sisters are always trying to make her happy so I can sleep. That's a negative. But things shall look up! Because we're a strong family, surrounded by good people, and luckier than many. I can still go to the kids' school functions, though sometimes I forget to brush my hair, and there are lots of dinners that come pre-packaged (who knew?) and that's a bonus to maintaining the facade of normal dinners. And I get to make donuts, for goodness' sake. That's a really fun job, people. Seriously. I likes it. My husband says paying me to bake is like paying Norm to taste-test beer. Heehee.

And there. I feel better already =). I'm was going to leave you with a blog entry my oldest wrote about Thanksgiving. She's trying to be my guest writer, while I'm busy ignoring the blog and most of the knitting, though I do have a nifty purse in the works and some thrummed mittens that have stalled at the cuffs. Sadly, I can't find her entry, but it was really cute. I'd give an overview of it, but I don't want to detract from her first public writing attempt. I'll see if she'll help me find it later on today. Happy New Year to you all! It's going to be a great one =)

9 comments:

LaurieM said...

I'm sorry to hear that things have been rough for you, but I'm glad that they're looking up again.

When things aren't going right, I tend to want to hide too.

Marlene said...

Wow, lots of changes at your household! I hope that in the end they all turn out to have been good ones.

I worked the graveyard shift while my kids were small. I started at midnight and worked until 7 am. In some ways it was great. It never disrupted the kids lives at all. I worked while they slept, and if I was lucky (no neighbours mowing lawns or building sheds during the day) I slept while the kids were at school. Even dinner was not a problem....though technically it was my "breakfast". The worst, the absolute worst was the turn around on the weekends. Somehow after coming off shift early on Friday mornings I had to get just enough sleep to re-enter the land of the day-living but not so much that I couldn't sleep that night. Sundays I had to reverse the process so that I could work all night. THAT was the part I found hard.

Rachel said...

Glad to see a post from you, though I'm so sorry to hear that things have been rough for you and your family. Your positive outlook is admirable though! Here's wishing that 2009 throws less curve balls your way! Take care.

Jennifer said...

I'm sorry to hear of the work troubles. The economy certainly is in the pits. I'm glad to hear that you are still around and kicking!

knitalittle said...

You get to make donuts well how cool is that. Sorry to hear that you are having a tuff go. Looks like the down turn is touching everyone me too. I'll keep my fingers crossed that all stays better.

Julie said...

I'm sorry to hear that things have been rough. I'm glad to hear your husband found another job and that things are looking up. This economy really does stink!

del said...

Here's to things getting better this year! Missed you.

Carrie K said...

I'm sorry to hear things got rough, hopefully they'll continue to get better but you're right, you've got a great family and that's the most important thing.

A baker, eh? that's what my brother ended up doing when he relocated to PA. His hours start at 4am though.

I'd love to read your daughter's guest blogging!

Mama Bear said...

What a time of year to lose a job! So glad he found another. Our hardest times turned out to give our children the lessons that served them best in life. I hope the lessons serve them well over time, and that life settles down a bit for you soon!