Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Wednesday, Trash Day

I get to take the trash cans out to the curb this morning. I get to take the chinese cartons out of the refrigerator and put them in the trash - I didn't want to throw lots of chicken and spare ribs into a trash can and let them sit for days in my very hot garage. There are at least three pizza cartons too. And pop cans. Weird. I can definitely tell that my life is very different today. Having a family around is wonderful and very different.

Last night we went out for dinner at a wonderful restaurant. We laughed and had the best time. My kids were bemused that when our entrees were served, I pulled my camera out of my purse and took a picture of mine. I never saw anything like it.

I am starting to feel like myself again. But I am dealing with the fallout of a year where I didn't want to make any major changes or deal with anything that wasn't life threatening. So now that my son is home, safe and sound, I am faced with a job that has turned into a nightmare. And the emotional fallout of that - I am broken hearted because I fully intended to retire from this job. Today I will put the finishing touches on a job application and a written essay that went with it, and I will drop it off and get it out of my hands.

"We had a new Employer. Being all powerful, He provided what we needed, if we kept close to Him and performed His work well." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 63

8 comments:

Trudging said...

If you cannot bemuse your own grown children, who can you? Good luck with the job thing.

LAS said...

I love that you took a picture of your food!! Sometimes my bro and sis-in-law photograph their food in Germany where they live and post it on their blog! Have a great day and good luck!

dAAve said...

I guess you could rename the title of this post...
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.

lushgurl said...

You bring your camera to dinner with you? LOL
Ya can't possibly be old enough to retire, but you're never too old to change jobs to one that you love- good luck with that, not that I think you need it!
Love you MC

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

Ain't it great that you don't have to worry about stuff that you know you want to worry about?

What a blessing.

Syd said...

The happiness of having your family around is comforting to read about. I'm sorry that the job is a nightmare. I hope that the job of your dreams comes along.

Scott W said...

Monday is our trash day. Those trash cans can get really smelly!

Namenlosen Trinker said...

That's the first time I've ever heard of intentionally storing garbage in the refrigerator. The idea of spending money for electricity to keep it cold makes what little Scottish blood I have run cold, LOL!