Saturday, January 14, 2006

Back to Reality

Well, my son's wedding on December 17th was wonderful and now he is a husband to a most wonderful lady and will, in June, become the proud father of a baby boy. Boy, does he have a lot of adjusting to do! He and Nicole are so happy. I really wish I was still there, enjoying Kauai, the sun, the beaches, the sheer beauty of it all. Oh yes, and also my son and his new wife! I need to figure out just how I can be there 9 months of the year and make an appearance at a job here the other 3 months. I don't think that's too tall an order, do you? Surely there's an employer out there that would agree to that kind of schedule. I'm not that far from retirement, so maybe I should be making plans now to relocate. Or...maybe a wonderful guy will fall in love with me and we can both retire to the Garden Isle of Hawaii! What a plan...

So, here I am, back in Texas, still basking in the glow of my 2 weeks on Kauai. The morning after Christmas, however, really brought me back to reality. I lost my job. I believe that all things happen for a reason, even though we can't see it while it's happening. I wish my previous employers much success and happiness. I'll move on and find something wonderful, I'm sure. It's no fun, I'll admit, to look for a good job. At my age, entry level is out of the question and finding something even close to what I was making is proving to be quite a task. However, I'm sure I'll find something...or something will find me! In the meantime, I'm hanging shelving (and some sheetrock!), reorganizing closets and generally doing things I wished I had time to do a month ago. I'm also working at my second 'fun' job, The Container Store. They have been wonderful about giving me hours to work, but unfortunately, I still need that full time good paying job.

I remain optomistic...