Sunday, November 01, 2009

One Thing After Another

The last month has just flown by in a flash. All time seems to go fast, but this month in particular. I feel like I'm constantly rushing from one thing to another, just like a hamster on a treadmill, but sometimes I feel like a hamster whose foot has gotten TRAPPED in the treadmill and I've fallen on my face.

Anyway, things haven't gone particularly well this month. I'm still trying to lose that bit of weight that had crept back on -- it's harder taking off than keeping off, let me tell you but the important thing is I'm making progress.

Also, Bob is laid off from his company now. We're not in horrible financial shape yet, and are luckier than most to still have our medical benefits to continue, at least for a few months. But there is the overall worry of the horrible economy and being 50 in the job market, as he is, isn't as easy as being 25. Plus, I'm still not officially hired on with the company I've been temping with for the past 6 months. So things in the career department are still scarily "up in the air."

I'm trying to just hang on and continue to hope things will get better.

A few weeks ago, I finished the beautiful autumn-colored shawl that I was making for my secret swap partner. I got it mailed out to her the other day. After she opens it, I'll post photos of the shawl here on my blog.

Aunt Eve came to visit this weekend. I love having her. It's the one assurance that I'll get my house cleaned up a bit - having company to visit is very motivating in the housekeeping department. I wish she could come during better times. It seems like nearly every time she visits, I'm coping with some sadness or problem - last year it was my brother's death and my Grammy going into a nursing home. This year, it's Bob's job loss.

I did finally finish my Tapesty Regia toe-up socks that has been on the needles (can you believe it) nearly TWO YEARS. Yes, though I love knitting socks, I tend to poke along on them and go extremely slow.

I'm hoping the treadmill slows down a bit this week, but if it doesn't, I'll run with more joy in my new cozy socks.


Anonymous said...

"I'm hoping the treadmill slows down a bit this week, but if it doesn't, I'll run with more joy in my new cozy socks."
I love the optimism expressed in that sentence! Hope things get better soon though.

Leslie said...

Oh, so sorry to hear about the job situation! My husband was unemployed for five months this year and it's very hard. I hope you and your husband will both land securely in good jobs very soon!

Elysbeth said...

Sending good "landing well" thoughts to you both.

Congratulations on getting every penny worth out of those socks - 2 years worth of knitting, that's recession proof. ;)

ChelleC said...

Well, I'm thinking my job will become "permanent" in January when the new budget frees up. That's what I've been told anyway. With the state of the economy right now, apparently nothing is a sure thing.

Laura said...

I second the vote on things getting better for you two on the career front.

CeliaAnne said...

Sending Get-a-job vibs to your husband and it-will-get-better vibs to you.

Christine said...

Hang in there Chelle! We've sure got you and your hubby's career needs in our prayers!

Keep knitting. It seems to help calm things down a bit. :)