Monday, March 23, 2009

Blog on hold

We have a lot of personal matters to deal with right now in terms of lots of minor home repairs, repainting, deep cleaning, and purging old stuff to get our house on the market if the time comes and in terms of trying to find employment (including out of state searches). Other homes have been on the market in our neighborhood over a year, so the house must be really competitive. Similarly, a lot of people in my husband's field have been out of work for over a year here. I'm a slow worker at physical tasks and there are a lot of other tasks to take care of too. Right now I'm putting this blog on hold for a month or two, though I anticipate commenting on other blogs as I take breaks.

13 comments:

Donimo said...

I'll be thinking of you and hoping for the very best. Feel free to email me if you need to "chat" (we could also IM or Skype). Strength to you...and everything else you'll need.

FridaWrites said...

Thanks so much, Donimo. Chat may indeed help sometimes.

yanub said...

Thanks for letting us know that you are just taking time off to deal with matters. You've been in my thoughts daily.

Terri said...

You will be in my thoughts as you weather these hard times. I will pray employment comes quickly.

FridaWrites said...

Thanks so much for the thoughts and prayers. It would be nice if there's a job soon and all these preparations are just a really nice spring cleaning/sprucing up of the house.

e said...

Rats! I just found your wonderful Blog and you're on a break! I am too, although not by choice. I hope your sprucing up goes smoothly, and that a wonderful job is on the horizon.

I too am dealing with many things at once and unemployed. You are in my thoughts.

FridaWrites said...

Thank you--hope that this situation is temporary for us both, and look forward to talking to you (relatively) soon.

Elizabeth McClung said...

Thanks for letting me know, if you need to unload, I move slow but I do move, meaning you can always talk your troubles into an email. I don't know how else to help, I would offer to pray except my prayers seem directed to the 'irony office' lately - but I will definately be thinking about you and your family.

FridaWrites said...

Thanks, Elizabeth, you are a great friend. I think my prayers are all in the irony department too, but I don't think it hurts to try. It would make a great Monty Python sketch--when one thinks what else could go wrong, something does. We'll get through this too.

One Sick Mother said...

I was saddened to read this post, but it is understandable under the circumstances.

I do hope things can settle down for you guys and you will find a workable normal.

I will be thinking of you and pulling for you.

FridaWrites said...

Thanks, OSM, I'll still be reading some and promise to write something up for BADD.

Lisa Moon said...

Oh, noes! I'm so sorry to hear this, but I certainly DO understand the mental energy needs to be directed elsewhere at this time.

Please add me to the list of people whom you may rant at/chat with/IM/webcamchat whatever when you'd like... we never got to that scooter discussion because I've been distracted with my Pain Clinic program!

Anyway, you will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers. I know it's always hard to hear this, but I do believe that sometimes silver linings show up in the oddest places and times. I'm surely hoping yours comes and shows itself quite soon. :)

Will miss your thought-provoking writing and look forward to seeing you again when you feel able.

FridaWrites said...

Thanks, Lisa--I may indeed call on you and others and appreciate the support from all of you.

You're right about silver lining. My husband's been wanting to change jobs if not careers for quite a number of years but with witnessing last hired=first laid off policies, he's been understandably hesitant to do that. If we can also move somewhere we like better, as we've been longing to do, that would also be a plus. From really challenging times good things may come.