Thanks all for your comments!  It was good to hear from the readers who hadn’t commented before. It’s nice to see that there are a number of people who check in periodically.  Yes, this break will probably be a hiatus, not the end.  I like to write.  And I promised to post any major events (good or bad).  I’m just not sure that continuing to blog about things like food/gas prices is news to anyone!

But living in a fishbowl, even a fishbowl of one’s own making isn’t “all good”.  And it’s been a long time.  A break can be a healthy thing.  No, I’m not quiting.  Not the important stuff like searching for a job and parenting my kids!  We have lots of things ahead of us as the school year runs down – field trips, the parent/student breakfast for honor students, play rehearsals and opening night, choir concerts and the workshops on China that I’m preparing for the 2nd grade class.  It’s a busy month even without things like sorting through our storage unit and ripping up the floor (again).

Wish me luck – I have a job interview (for a part-time job in my field) late next week!  I hope I can find a ‘professional’ outfit that still fits in storage (or lose 10 lbs)!  I do plan to get a haircut and spend a few days working on some marketing ideas for the firm.  Gotta go in strong!  (Yeah, still trying to think positive!)

Happy Mother’s Day!

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17 Responses to Post-script

  1. docdave says:

    Any word from the interview?

    Not that any of us are rooting for you, mind…

  2. KW says:

    Yours has been one of the very few blogs I actually come back to regularly — thank you for illuminating your bit of the recession, and for building a bit of community. A few weeks ago I woke up from a very sad and lonely dream of losing everything, and it was thoughts of you and your blog — that there are strong women out there I can find and talk with — that gave me a rush of hope and confidence in the middle of the night. If she can do this, then so can I. Again, thank you.

  3. Michelle says:

    Thank You for sharing your story with all of us. Like so many here, I am wishing good things for you and your family. Your blog really touched and humbled me. It made me realize how thankful I should be for my job (rough as it may be many days) and the roof over our heads. I think your children are lucky to have such an indomitable mom. Keep your eyes towards the future. Your situation is bound to change for the better, and I hope you will indeed let us know when the tides turn, so we can share that with you too.

  4. Maria de Miami says:

    Good luck and thank you for writing this blog. I will miss reading it.
    I hope it is a hiatus and that you will be back and write on occasion. I will keep checking it.

    All the best wishes for you and your family,

  5. I have not checked in since the tornado in my town in Alabama set our world topsy-turvy. Nothing you said was ever boring. The tedium, I feel, was for your having to endure the rejection and hopelessness borne of your best attempts to set things aright. Right now, I am preparing a blog to publish tonight about my home’s eventual condemnation and razing if I cannot find a way to correct things the city finds offensive. Please write more even if it is about the small things in the life of you and your children.

  6. Kathleen says:

    How did the interview go? My husband was recently offered and accepted a job in his field which means we will be leaving our little “soft landing” spot in Montana and moving to San Diego in a few weeks. I hope your interview was positive.

  7. Margaret says:

    Your energy and creativity has been and continues to be an inspiration. You seem to capture feelings and type them out in an ideal and concise style. Tight shoes for a conference and job fair? Understand and have been there. You manage to pack in more in a day then many people do in a week. Will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers. You are an amazing resourceful person and hopefully a good job match with professional pay will be made available soon. Best wishes and please do enjoy your break but do post an occasional update when you can. Your writing is awesome!

  8. MAJA says:

    Good luck!

  9. Richard says:

    Good luck (and a few prayers) on Thursday. I want so much for you and your family to get a fresh bit of wind in your sails. I understand your decision but I will miss your blog.

  10. Sara says:

    Best of luck with your job interview!!!!

  11. Rona says:

    I have been following your story (but never comment) and I am glad this is a hiatus not an ending. 🙂

  12. elaine says:

    prayers for your job interview, this week, what day is it, will light candles

  13. Linda P. says:

    While you should never continue a blog that you find draining of your resources, I want you to know that what you have to say is never old nor unimportant. I’m sending great good wishes your way for that interview.

  14. KLCarten says:

    Glad that you’re not quitting your blog. I found your blog from one that I read semi-regular, and read your whole blog last night. Wow, what a recession can do to a family, most of us have been touched one way or another in this recession and previous ones.

    When I was in my early 20’s I lost my job, a job that I worked full time since I was 15. I was going to college full time, and didn’t receive much in the way of financial aid. I made too much money, lol. Thank goodness I still lived at home with my parents. Anyway, I went from a double major of Int. Finance, and Economics to Industrial Maintenance. Pretty big leap, especially since I was the only female in the class. I ended up becoming an electrician. So, you never know what can and will happen. Just trying to keep going is about all you can do.

    I wish you and your family the best of luck and hope that you catch a break. Hope something comes up for you guys soon.

  15. Mamie says:

    Great to hear from you! I hope the end of the school year is good for your kids, and I’ll be sending SUPER good vibes for the job interview!!!

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