Thursday, October 23, 2008

Feast or Famine

One of the reasons Hubbie took the job transfer to NewTown was to give him the opportunity to network. It isn't that he is necessarily unhappy in his job, it is just that we want to keep our options open.

I recognize that it seems a bit selfish to keep our eyes open for "something better" when so many people have had their jobs eliminated. However, I want to be proactive about our quality of life. I am a stay-at-home mom right now. It is something we chose to do as a couple. This decision brings many financial constraints, but we have been willing to live with the consequences of our choice.

In the past 72 hours, we have found ourselves in the position of two job prospects. Two. Both are likely possibilities. One would allow us to stay here, if we so chose. The other requires another cross-country move.

Now, I many have jinxed things by posting this and both opportunities could go to shit. It would be fine for Hubbie to keep the position he has now, but we also know that this position will not be open to him for long and he will have to transfer.

So here I am today, sitting here in this fuck-up of a rental house, climbing the walls trying to figure out how to sit back and just let things happen.

And I suck at it.

9 comments:

A Free Man said...

You know what you do? You let it go. You know how you do that? Go for a walk, clean your house, go for a bike ride, take your kids to the park, etc. All sounds pretty easy, doesn't it?

A Free Man said...

Your comments work again.

I still think Blogger is run by fascists, though. And Disney as well. And Wal-Mart.

Blue Momma said...

You know there are places where you could find a GREAT house - for cheap. Not encouraging you to move or anything, but just in case.....

Not Afraid to Use It said...

@AFM: Ha! Just let it go. Hmmmm. Novel thought, that one. ;) That's why I took the kiddos to the playground today, and I still got into trouble.

And my comments always worked. Your sucky Mac just couldn't handle all this NATUI awesomeness.

@BlueMomma: Good to see you here babe! I hear ya loud and clear.

RiverPoet said...

I hope you don't go, but I'm so happy that good things are coming your way. One great thing about living here is that job offers always seem to come around, particularly in the skilled professions. It's one reason we're still here, 11 years later. It's a weird kind of security.

(((HUGS))) to all of you...Peace - D

hollystar said...

cross country on, like, my side of the country?

you know what's best for your family. whatever you do, you have a whole boatload of people supporting you on the internets. reassuring, isnt it?

dude, blogger isnt fastists. walmart definately. disney, a bit. but blogger? no ways!

Joe said...

Move to Indiana... it'll be fun... I SWEAR!

K-Mom said...

I can really empathize with you. The hiring process for Hubby's current job took six months and 4 different interviews.

Living in a state of limbo sucks donkey butt.

Gypsy said...

So, do you have a preference?

There are days when I want nothing more than to move. Others I just can't be bothered.