Saturday, January 16, 2010

The Luxury

So, the beginnings of unemployment have been...employed. Sort of.

After being let go from my former job, I got a call to do a little contract work for my old employers, and since I literally can't afford bitterness about the loss of income and benefits, I've been busy this past week with some work.

That being said, I haven't been AS busy as I was when working full time, so I have enjoyed long naps in the afternoon with Jonas, playing in the tub in the middle of the day with him, and just general good times with my very active (and surprisingly mobile) 5 month old.

Having the opportunity to enjoy this time and see how quickly he is learning, I'm hoping that time will allow me to be particular about the employment I choose - something part time and from home would be ideal. I've never been much for having the latest or fanciest of most things. We have been fortunate in the past to have made enough to pay the bills and then some. But we have also been in the "eat rice and beans" every night and clean offices after hours boat as well. And we have been equally happy.

So, while there may be opportunities for me to take jobs that will definitely pay plenty, I am holding out as long as I can to find something will pay just enough. Enough that I can spend my time on the more important things in life.

If you are a lurker on this blog, and have ideas/opportunities you'd like to share, let me know. I'm pretty talented (and humble apparently). I'm not looking to be rich. Not financially anyway.

"You know you want to hang with me. I'll chew on your laptop."

Speaking of more important things, if J continues to remain jobless, he is considering taking a little time to go to Haiti and help with the relief efforts there. I am almost hoping he stays unemployed a little longer just so he can find a way to go. We shall see.

And in other "losing your job can be a good thing" news, I found out a friend has some contacts in publishing. So guess who is going to use this spare time to finally get to work on some writing?

Life is a shipwreck, but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats. (Voltaire. Boo-yah.)

Currently Listening to: The 11 o clock news, and Jonas trying to grab the laptop
Current Mood: Still surprisingly optimistic


  1. I reckon you should consider writing a cookbook! Or going on Master Chef! I'm sure you would do amazing at both.

  2. Awww...thanks, Mike! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to write a cookbook. It's on the list of things to work on. First on the list is a children's book series, though. :)