Monday, June 16, 2014

Landing on My Feet

It's Monday. Normally I would be at work at this time either invoicing or entering a new order. Instead I'm at home with the kids. I know what you're thinking, "well one of them must be sick". Nope, I don't have any sick kids.
As of Wednesday last week I'm officially part of the unemployed statistic. The Georgia Unemployment rate is 7%, compared to the national rate (6.3%) we're high. I've been trying to see this as a good thing. Like now I'm saving on gas, and child care, and things like that. I had been searching for a new job anyway. I had been with this company for over three years, and in the beginning I thought it was a great place to work for. Turns out the only great thing about it was all of the experience I gained. If I had stayed with them for a long period of time I probably would still be making the salary I was making last week. They didn't do annual reviews, and no one had gotten a raise in the last 10 years. These are reasons I'm telling myself this unemployment thing is a blessing in disguise.

 I've done what I need to do: file for unemployment and all that jazz. I've been applying for jobs online like crazy, but I'm not entirely sure what to do with myself at home.

Don't get me wrong, I love spending time with my kids, but I'm not sure what to do with them all day. T

he sitter they were going to was great with them. She had lots of crafts to do, games, etc. I'm not a very crafty person so about all we have is coloring books, paper, pencils, and crayons. These past few days when they get bored I've been throwing them outside to play. Thankfully the weather hasn't been too bad to where we've been stuck inside.  I'm also thankful Ainsley still naps and while she naps Zander plays quietly with his toy cars.

So happy Monday everyone! Let's make it a good one


  1. Pinterest! They have great craft ideas and activities for kids. Do a search for some :)

  2. I am sorry to hear about your job, but so glad you're looking at the bright side of things. I lost my job about 2.5 years ago. I had been there for nearly 6 years and was in a rut. They didn't do raises and I hated what I did and then I was laid off. It was a huge blessing in the end. Keep your head up!