Friday, May 18, 2012

Reality check ftw!

Just as I finished posting my wallowing, moaning, boo hoo post from this morning,  I got some needed perspective.  My stepdad has been unemployed for 4 months, as he was laid off from a job that he loved.  He was there for a little over a year, and found THAT job after being laid off from one other brief job (a couple of months) and prior to that, a job he'd had for probably 20 years.  As I'm sure everyone knows, finding work at 56 years old isn't the easiest thing in the world.  It's been stressing my mom out incredibly, and my stepdad is just depressed when he can't work.

Well, my mom emailed this morning and he got a job.  :-)  He interviewed yesterday, they checked his references last night and called him in this morning and offered him the job.  He starts monday and he's making the same salary he did at the most recent job. 

This makes my morning! Also, makes me feel like kind of a jackass for bitching and moaning like I was. 

Perspective, it's useful.

In other, non-wallowing news, I have yet another date tonight.  Expectations are in check, LOL.  We've been talking a lot for a couple of weeks, but it's been very surface level most of the time, lots of joking and goofing around.  Will be interesting to see how it translates in person!  We're meeting after work, so it could either be a quick drink and home or maybe, if I'm very, very lucky, a little longer of an event.  We shall see!

Rest of the weekend is sort of planned, sort of not.  Tomorrow I'm meeting a group of friends, most of whom I haven't seen in ages, for lunch and miniature golf, which should be fun.  :-)  Sunday I have maybe plans to venture to Annapolis to see an author I love, Jenny Lawson, aka The Bloggess. She's doing a reading and book signing at 2 at a B&N out there, so I may just check it out.  I really wanted to go to a Nationals game this weekend, but thus far I have no takers.  Why does no one else like these games like I do?  They're so fun!  Yes, I'm being serious.  :-)

Final note:  I bought a dress last night.  I stopped at Pentagon City mall on the way home and found this dress I am madly, madly in love with.  It is black and white and ADORABLE and it looks awesome with my red heels.  LOVE! 

That is all I know for now.  :-)


  1. Happy for your stepdad! That's great news!

    Good luck tonight!!!