Saturday, November 28, 2009

November, Where Did You Go?

I can not believe that it is already the end of November! Just barely over a month until a new year is upon us... 2010 is almost here. Can you believe it?? Where has this month and this year gone?

Our Thanksgiving went well. Just my DH, me, and his parents. I did the cooking of course. We had a Maple & Apple Cider Turkey with gravy, my special Ham, Sweet Potato Fries, Mashed Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Fresh Fruited Cranberry Relish, Spinach Dip & Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Tortilla Chips, and Chocolate Cupcakes. Everything was dairy and gluten/wheat free too!

I did head out early Friday morning for Black Friday. I only went to 1 store though to pick up a few things. I did get everything I went after though which was a nice surprise!

I haven't been feeling well the past few weeks. I don't know what is up with me all I know is that I am sick and tired of being sick and tired. It could just be stuff related to my health issues, but I really don't know. Hopefully I can start feeling better soon though. I am thankful that I felt well enough to do the Thanksgiving Dinner.

Still nothing on the job hunt front. Things are ROUGH around these parts for those of us looking for work. I am trying to keep the faith that something is going to come up though!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Winter Blues

It has been a rough month. Actually it started out a rough month. After only 2 days of work in November I lost my job. Technically I quit but really I was being forced out. I got my paycheck for the last half of October and in the envelope was a note saying that I was only going to be paid full wages for 1/2 of my hours starting with that pay period. Meaning that instead of the low $7.25 an hour for all of my hours that for 1/2 of them I would only get $4.45 an hour. Needless to say I just couldn't continue working for those kinds of wages considering the abuse my body was taking to do the job.

No luck on the job front so far. I have applied for some fairly decent positions though and am waiting to hear back on those. I also keep applying for freelance writing jobs though but so far nothing there yet either.

Trying to stay positive and upbeat but it is becoming more and more difficult. Today DH had a blow out on a tire and now we get to spend some of our savings on a set of new tires. We were hoping that we would be able to hold off on replacing them until I found something to help out with earnings.

I don't even want to do Thanksgiving dinner anymore... It just seems like such a hassle since I have to do everything from scratch due to my dairy and wheat intolerances. If I do cook Thanksgiving dinner it will most likely only be for me, DH and his parents anyhow. And to be honest they and us have been invited to a community Thanksgiving dinner where they all can eat the food. Maybe they all should just go and I will stay home.