Friday, August 12, 2011

Things I Have Learned This Week

Time to take stock in the lessons of the week!

What have I learned, thus far?

1. Angels come in the form of furry friends. What a gift from God to be blessed with a pet you can love and call your own. They are only in our lives a short time - 10 - 18 years, but what an absolute joy they can bring. RIP Snowflake, kitty, kitty.

2. You are never too old to give it one more try. I interviewed for a TV News Producer position at the top TV station in town.

3. Maybe I should have stuck to my dream. Since I was 12 years old, all I ever wanted to do was work in TV. About 6 months ago, I started toying with the idea of seeing how I could get back in the biz. Lost my job, and 1 week later found myself in an interview. Talk about divine intervention.

4. Stress causes break outs. I don't think I have seen this many zits since I was 16 years old. Come to think of it, I never broke out - even when I was 16!

5. The egyptian is my rock. It doesn't make sense. He is a knuckle head most of the time. But I be damned, if he does not continue to stick with me. Surprises all around.

6. Cans can cut. I need to be careful when opening my canned goods. I sliced my pinky.

7. That's what the pantry is for! Finally getting around to all of those canned goods I never eat. It's amazing what you can live off of when you have absolutely no money.

8. B-R-O-K-E. Yep. Tapped out. Think I am kidding? I'm not. Down to 1/4 tank of gas and the food in the pantry.

9. The government sucks. Like I really needed to state the obvious? Unemployment - still no word, no money. I am on week 2.

10. Severance package? Hello?? Where are you??

11. Crisis can bring us together. The Islamic Academy called - they are not rehiring most of the teachers back due to the budget. That includes my beloved.

12. Times are hard. But as long as I have the air in my lungs, a warm bed at night, some PB &J - I will okay.

13. Wait - Add Netflix and electricity to that.

14. Oh yeah - and my Iphone. ;-)

15. That apparently the pool was not as important to me as I thought. I have yet to become a pool bunny in my unemployment. What a waste of amenities.

16. Zumba is my one scheduled activity each week.

17. It's a good thing I am a product whore. What does that mean? It means I buy TONS of beauty & hair products. This means I have PLENTY, and I don't have to worry yet.

18. AHA caused muscle tension. Most of my muscle tension is gone - HOORAY!

19. There are people who care about me. When I am able, I need to thank them.

20. These lists are so much fun!


Leslie Limon said...

Last night, I watched the movie "Morning Glory". I had no idea what it was about, but as soon as it started, it reminded me of you and how hectic that interview must have been. I also took it as a sign that good things are coming your way soon!!!

Ruby@Ruby'sMusings said...

Having lived through the last three years,and very often not seeing the light, other than the lamps that friends brought into the tunnel of darkness, it is good to see you are in a way still finding things to be grateful for, that was a life line for me. A salvation really. Here for you always!

Yenta Mary said...

You learned a lot of important lessons this week, both for you and for the rest of us. Pets are, indeed, furry angels! People we sometimes least expect to be there for us can surprise us, while those we might have thought we could count on might disappoint us. And this is your moment to reinvent yourself if you want to, to follow those long-held dreams ....


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