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Friday, February 20, 2009

Now What?

Today is my last day with my current employer. They broke the news to me on Monday...hence why I have been a little down and not posting.

I am now in the stage of Now What?

Love is happy though she wants to do make-up on Monday and play dress up. Zman is excited since I will be home when he arrives from school...he asked me the other night "mom will you make me a snack or something when I get home?"

Last night when we were done working out at the gym hubby said to me...

Hubby-Starting Monday you will be doing all the stuff around the house

Me-Like what?

Hubby-You know cooking, cleaning, taking care of the kids because you will be home.

Me-Oh no...I won't be doing any cooking; we know how that turns out.

Hubby-Oh you can make a couple things

Me-Like what...eggs and bacon? Bologna sandwiches?

35 comments:

Whitney said...

Oh my gosh! I am so sorry!
I will be praying for you to find something - until then, enjoy your time at home!

Doublebanker said...

Sorry to hear you got laid off...it is definitely tough times for all now.

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Maki said...

Oh No, Rachel!!!! This is horrible. You know that I know exactly what you're going through - I am sooooo sorry.

But you know what? You have cheered me up throughout the ordeal when JT lost his job - You'll be ok. Like you said before, things happen for a reason. You'll get through it with your husband.

Enjoy Love... I'll be praying for you!!

Love and Hugs
xoxo

Shorty said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job loss. Hang in there...I'm sure the adjustment period will be strange, but hopefully you'll settle in quickly. Who knows...you just might learn to cook more and love it! You could be the next candidate on top chef!

The Heckathorns said...

Oh, honey! I'm sorry about the job loss! It's troublesome times we are living in now. Now that you have the time, maybe you can watch some Food Network and learn something from my favorite woman in the whole entire world, Paula Deen! HAHA! Yeah, maybe not, but all her food always looks so good! Enjoy the time you will get to spend with the kiddos! They will love it! (there's always a good side to a bad story right?)

Casey said...

I am praying for you! So sorry to hear about this situation. I bet your children are loving it. I know when I was their age I loved it when my mom was off work when I got home from school. I do hope something comes your way soon.
xoxo

Amy said...

Oh my goodnes! I am so sorry. I hope you find something quick!

There is always mac and cheese!

Blogalicious Designs said...

OMGoodness! I had no idea! I'm so sick of this dang economy!!!

I'm so sorry Rachel. I'm be thinking of you...

~Steph

missy said...

oh rachel.....that is horrible!!!!! i was wondering where you had been!!!!!
i believe things happen for a reason.....so hang in there and enjoy your time home with your family!!!!
things will get better.....i am also at home right now...not working.....so use this as a relaxing time and don't worry yourself into a mess!!!!! you have an awesome family to support you!!!!! take care and hold on tight!!!!!

Gwen said...

Oh sweetie. I am so sorry but I'm a firm believer that everything happens for a reason. The purpose of this will become apparent to you. I promise it will. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. {HUGS}

Megan said...

Ohh Rachel.. I am so sorry to hear this news! I understand the bad economic times, but if we are required to give employers two weeks notice--they should freaking have the same courtesy! Thinking of you & your precious family!

P.S. It is a blessing that you will be able to spend more times with your children! I'm sure they will treasure those memories forever!!

Staci said...

i am very sorry to hear the news, thats devestating, my hubby went through it with wachovia....now hes back there....go figure.....

mama's smitten said...

Rachel, Gosh I never know what to say to someone when things seem crappy. I guess all that I can say is that I Hope you find something good out of you current situaion. Sounds like the kids already have!

With Love from New Orleans said...

Rachel.. I am so so sorry.

Seriously you are amazing, funny, SMART.. now is the perfect opportunity to start over.. start fresh!

WE LOVE YOU!!!!!
XOXOXOXO

Lindsey said...

I'm so sorry you lost your job. Praying another job opens up soon!

Mrs. S said...

I'm so sorry Rachel. You will definitely be in my thoughts and prayers. :)

Robin said...

I am very sorry to hear about your lay-off...maybe something will turn up soon!

Live.Love.Eat said...

Oh I am SO sorry! You know I have been laid off since January 9th so I DO know how you feel. I am here if you need to talk. Also, I used to get resumes together for people in terms of formatting (free) and so forth so I can help if you need. I suggest you put your resume & profile on Career Builder so that when you see some jobs you can apply and your info gets sent. Hardly any employers are advertising in print these days because it's so expensive. Forgive me if you know all these things but let me know if you need anything.

Solei said...

Girl, I'll have a shot or two, or 3 or 4... F it, let's do the whole bottle of bacardi!!! That'll definitely help... you'll forget all about your problems if only for a bit! =0D
God knows that's what I did to survive... j/k

But seriously though (although the above WAS a serious offer) you & your family WILL be all right. The economy sucks right now... you know I went through pretty much the same thing, and it won't be pretty. Times will be hard, you'll learn to love beans & rice (LOL) but there is a pretty side to it. These hard times make your family STRONGER! You'll enjoy some quality time with the kiddos. Just enjoy it! And always remember that there IS a bright light at the end of the tunnel. You might not see it now, but you soon will. I know it! It took me a while to find it, but I did. and so will you.

I just truly hope that you don't lose your internet like I did!!! I don't know what I'd do without reading your posts!!!!!
=0D

Hang in there girl!
Luv Ya!

Mrs. Ruby said...

I'm really sorry to hear that! Hang in there...I'm sure something will come along.
On the bright side of things - now you will have some precious time to spend with your adorable kiddos!

Hipmomofboyz said...

Girl, I am sooooo sorry to hear that. This economy is a scary thing. I hope all works out for you. I have been such a bad blogger....
I just love your new blog, it looks so cute. Did you do that yourself? If so you should start a business. You could do blogs and web-site...
Also, I wanted to let you know that I am going to be in Orlando the week of March the 8th. I think that is where you live, right? Maybe we can meet up somewhere?

janice_phil said...

oh..too bad...recession huh? sad.. sorry to hear that..but i guess it is d best way also for you to learn more household chores hahahaha! correct? mwah!

cherish.photography said...

Sorry to hear the news that we so don't want to hear...but you know I really believe that everything happens for a reason and there is something ahead of you that is great.

Franco said...

omg, I hear you, I was laid off from an art gallery, it was so sad cuz it was such a cool job.
they borke it to you on monday? that's a short time, they coulda at least given you some time to look for anothe job

Kasey Hunt said...

I'll keep you in my prayers. My husband was laid off two years ago. We felt an overwhelming sense of peace after it happened. We new that something better was out there for him. Sure enough a month later he had three offers for new jobs!!! It'll all work out for you!!!

dolcechic said...

I have been out of the "blog loop" and just saw this. I am so sorry to hear this. You and your family are in my prayers!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm sorry! That's a shame that they're all expecting you to do things!

Angie Seaman said...

Hey girl. I'm so sorry about your job. Hang in there. God has a reason for it. Something bigger and better will come along - I'm sure. Enjoy your time off with the kids. Shame we don't live closer - we could do beach time together. Ha ha! :)
Hugs, Angie
PS...I'm thinking of trying to do the AGD meet up/girls weekend thing in June or July when we are there for the summer. I'll keep you posted. I'm hoping to nail down our dates and make an announcement on the blog about it all just as soon as I know for sure.

The Pink Potpourri said...

sorry to hear about your job :( hope everything goes well during this transition time. and who knows...maybe you can use this time to learn a couple of fun, easy dishes to cook!

Diane said...

Hang in there Rachel! Hopefully the next job will be so much better than this one was.

Check out http://allrecipes.com/. The recipes are rated! If I can do it, so can you!

☺♥☺
Diane

Melissa said...

awww sweetie... i'm so sorry to hear that.... Gosh, things really S-U-C-K now!!
BTW- i'll take bacon & eggs for dinner any night... :)

MindyLew said...

Will be praying that another door opens for you soon - In the mean time enjoy your time with your family!

...love Maegan said...

oh man! It happens to the best of us. :( Well, maybe this is just a blessing in disguise :)

Tiaras & Tantrums said...

so sorry to hear this - but think how much fun you are going to be having

maile said...

so sorry to hear about your job loss. I know lots of people in your same position. This economy is awful. Maybe "now what" will turn into something even better though..?
And I can totally relate...i don't have the cooking gene either!