It’s been a while. I’ve been in a funk. My shoe-in job prospect went kablooey. Long story. Not entertaining to read, but it explains my absence. I needed to wait for a better mood to strike lest I bore you all (I flatter myself by assuming there is a “you all” reading this) with my whining.
It’s sort of all-consuming when you’re unemployed. You keep being reminded.
When people talk about their jobs (stupid employed people!)
When rent is due
When you second guess going out and joining the rest of the world because it will probably involve spending money
When you are home on a Thursday afternoon, but everyone is somewhere else (this mythical thing called a workplace)
When you check your e-mail and no one has even bothered to acknowledge receipt of your resume
Yeah – it’s not for me. I’m not laid back enough for this. But here I am, so I tried to come up with some things I am grateful for/happy about today. You know – try and psyche myself up. The idea being that even little things…and maybe especially little things…are what it’s all about.
Apple crisp – I made some the other day and I think another batch is in my very near future…like as soon as I finish this post
Knitting – making something out of a ball of string. Fabulous!
Smidgen (I couldn’t put this one first or I might be labeled a crazy cat lady) – but seriously, a little fur therapy can brighten anyone’s day. And she’s so soft right behind the ears.
Flannel sheets – Feels like 8 degrees outside?…who cares. I’m toasty in my bed!
Sunbeams – I used to live in a basement apartment, and now we face southwest with two big windows in the bedroom. It is pretty awesome. It helps that I can sleep through anything. I cannot go back to the hobbit hole.