Friday, February 22, 2013

What a nice way to end the week

My husband has been home with me the past couple of months.  His company had a round of layoffs and we were both let go.  It really stunk because it happened right around the holiday's.  Although I had a couple of freak out moments, I stayed positive, and had faith that something would come along.

And it has! Mike landed a great new opportunity, and he starts next week!

As this next chapter starts, looking back, I'm surprised that with all the time we've spent together, we haven't wanted to kill each other.  Although the first few days were an adjustment (I would find him sitting at the computer in the morning, when it's my routine to sit there after the kids go to school, enjoying my coffee) we got along quite well.  While the kids were in school we did the shopping together, went to the library, walked the dog, went to a couple of matinees (Mike gets major props for seeing Breaking Dawn Part Two, although I had to see Les Mis with my Mom).  Sometimes I felt like we had fast forwarded 30 years because we were always around retirees.  After a stressful couple of years, we're in a really good place.  One time, after seeing all that I do in a typical day, Mike told me how much he appreciates all I do for our family, which really made my day. 

I'm still searching for My Next Thing.  I'm in that weird limbo of someone who has solid experience, but has a big gap in my resume because I stayed home to be with my kiddo's.   Although I'm exploring some opportunities, it's almost to the point where I feel like I want to forge my own path and see where it takes me.

So we'll see what happens. 

In the meantime, thanks to everyone who entered the Albion Fit giveaway, I used random.org, and the winner is Amy Lynn! Send me an email and I'll get you set up.

Happy Running and Happy Weekend!

9 comments:

giraffy said...

Woohoo!! Congratulations to Mike!!

I called in sick once, just to play hooky, and it was GLORIOUS. Kids in school. All the quiet.... :D

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Congrats to Mike with his new job!! (and surviving ANY twilight movie, that is pure love right there)

Michelle said...

Big congrats to Mike on the new job!

ajh said...

Congrats to your husband on his new job. That's great.

Teamarcia said...

Congrats to Mike! I didn't realize you were both let go at once. Brutal. I'm glad that chapter is behind you and you enjoyed the time together. Always a silver lining right?

TriMOEngr said...

Having been through layoffs in our family (both of us), I know how much of a relief it is to have at least one of you find the "next thing". Congrats to him! Follow your gut on what is next for you. I've been self-employed since Oct 2010 and often wonder if I should look for a "normal" job to deal with less erratic income and stress, but I know that it has been the right thing for me and my family for now. And we're keeping our head above water financially even if in spurts and jerks. Prayers for peace as you find your own way and best wishes to your hubbie on his first day at a new job. Kind of like being the new kid at school!

Colleen said...

Molly, that's fabulous news about Mike's new position! So happy for you guys! And I'm glad that under the circumstances, you were able to enjoy each others company for a little while before "life happened" again! :)

H Love said...

enjoy this chapter in your life! Love Albion stuff!

Suz and Allan said...

Congratulations on your husband's new job!