Window of Opportunity

Every week I participate in “Stream of Consciousness Sunday”, hosted by Fadra of The idea is to type for 5 minutes, a brain dump of sorts, and then to publish without editing the writing at all.

It’s been a busy week. I’ve been going through old blog posts that were saved and getting those copied into this blog, so that I’ll have everything in the same place. I’ve enjoyed reading through them… posts I wrote when my kids were newborns, and then toddlers, and then starting school. Not all of them were positive, but such is life, and it’s nice to have all of the memories recorded, but good and bad. How else can I learn from my mistakes and foibles, so as not to repeat them in my present and future?

Other than that, my poor husband is officially under-employed, having been punted around all week by his company. They have him working here, there, and everywhere one night, then send him home early another night. It’s going to be hell on the paycheck, that’s for certain. He’s spent his non-working time looking for other work. We’ve got our fingers crossed that a window of opportunity will open somewhere!

The girls and I spent our weekend constructing two bamboo tipis for our vegetables to trellis onto, and they look marvelous! I love how put together everything looks out there… and we did it ourselves, for the grand price of free! You just can’t beat that!

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I'm Heather, a married mama of two teen girls, a stillborn baby girl (7/1/12), and a sweet and wild preschool girl (4/2/14). I've been blogging at The Destiny Manifest since 2001. I like to write about appreciating all of the beautiful little things that surround us, particularly in the face of grief, infant loss and mental health issues. Every day is an adventure!

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  • I hope things look up for your husband, employment wise! My fingers are crossed for you guys as well!

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  • tabithakristine

    Good luck with the employment search. This time last year, my dad was having a rough time finding work. Everything fell into place within a few months, though, as I am sure will happen with you guys.

  • My fingers are cross for you, too. My boyfriend has been UNemployed for about 10 months now, so I definitely understand having to juggle and worry about paychecks! Thoughts and prayers for your hubby and family 🙂

  • Heather O

    Thank you all! My husband was unemployed for most of last year, and that was just ridiculously hard. I thought those days were past us now, but I’m getting worried again.

  • Good luck to your husband…he sounds skillful and hardworking, so hopefully my luck is the last thing he needs.  My thoughts are with you.

  • Thank you Melissa! He works very hard for us and I wish he had better pay to compensate for all that he does. I appreciate your thoughts! 🙂

  • Thank you Ashlee! My husband was unemployed for most of last year, and that was just
    ridiculously hard. I thought those days were past us now, but I’m
    getting worried again. I appreciate your thoughts and prayers. 🙂

  • I definitely appreciate the good luck wishes, Tabitha! This economy is rough, has been for so long that it doesn’t seem like it’s going to improve. We can all hope though!

  • Thank you! I appreciate the hope and the crossed fingers!

  • FadraN

    Sorry to hear about your husband although I’m a firm believer in one door closing and another opening up.

    Doesn’t it make you feel proud to look back at your posts? It’s also nice to see how far I’ve come as a writer!

  • Thank you Fadra! We’ve got our eyes wide open for the window (or door) to open up… I hope it doesn’t wait too long to show itself. I’m not one to put much value in money or material things, but it’s hard to get by without any of it!

    I love looking back at all of my old posts and seeing how far I have come, as a writer/blogger and just in general. I’m so grateful to have everything recorded like I do. 🙂