It's been a while since I've blogged about every day life. If we're Facebook friends or you follow along on Twitter or Instagram, you probably know what I've been up to. The rest of you may not. Did you know I spend most evenings on a practice field? Did you know my current favorite pastime is painting my nails while watching Dexter? And I bet you didn't know I lost my job two weeks ago... Let's start there, shall we?
I've been working in mortgage for almost three years. I left a stable job back in February. It was an easy decision to make because the pros far outweighed the cons. Now, here it is six months later, and I find myself unemployed. It's frustrating to say the least. I don't want to get into specifics. Sometimes, even when people are great employees, they get laid off. Thankfully, I have some great people in my corner trying to help me find another job. If it weren't for close friends and their messages of encouragement, I'd probably be day drinking.
I spent my first few days of unemployment sending out resumes in bed. Once I got out of my funk, I cleaned my house from top to bottom, including blinds and baseboards. For the first time in a long time, I'm caught up on laundry. While the kids are in school, I've been looking at fall fashion mags and catching up on Breaking Bad. It's such a great show. I love Jesse Pinkman! The kids have practice almost every night. Dain is playing football for the first time. Rory's in her second year of soccer. I love being a sports mom, but it sucks knowing I'll be up early every Saturday for at least the next three months.
And sometimes, even when you aren't bringing in any money, you need to buy a pretty dress and hit the town. Our friends recently got married in Jamaica. They had a big reception over the weekend. I bought this super cute dress from a local boutique, spray tanned and got myself all gussied up.
dress // heels
Since two other couples attending the reception live on the same street as us, we decided to get a taxi for the evening. So I got good and drunk and danced my ass off. It was much needed.
And now, I'm sitting at the kitchen table with my blog notebook and a glass of Coke. Got any ideas for a post? Anything specific you'd like to see? Any questions from the peanut gallery? Let me know. I'm feeling lost.
But that's just how the story unfolds
You get another hand soon after you fold
And when your plans unravel in the sand
What would you wish for if you had one chance?