Friday, June 13, 2008

Things I've Learned...

... in the past few weeks:

1. The saying "Don't know what you've got till its gone" is true and alive in the office this week.

I've been explaining my duties to the one and only co-worker that will be there when I leave and she looks terrified. Also, I've been complimented on my "skill", "maturity level" and "intelligence" and thanked for my "hard work" more in the past week than I ever have working here. Go figure.

2. The meaning of true friends.

As soon as I announced that I was engaged to be married, my real friends came out of the woodwork. As you all know from past blogs, my best, most favorite friends just so happen to live either out of state or out of town. This surprisingly works well for us as we all have busy lives and prefer less needy, more independent friends. We can pick right up were we left off last and nothing has changed.

These friends have offered their help, their support, their ideas for me and J's special evening, and I have appreciated each and every word, call and email.

When I mentioned to friends about my position (or lack thereof) here at work, friends immediately lended a helping hand in the right direction. One friend helped by putting an extra pair of eyes on my resume and cover letter, others told me of job openings.

I feel loved and blessed to have such terrific, caring people in my life.

3. How much of a rock my fiance is.

He has pretty much taken over the responsibilities of primary care-taker of the household. We've always been pretty equal in chores, but Babers has gone beyond the call of duty this week. He has been so supportive of my situation. He hit the grocery earlier this week when our meat supply was barren and filled our fridge and freezer. He's taken over the cooking this week without request, has stayed by my side quietly all week while I've spent countless hours pouring over sites for openings and tweaking resumes and cover letters, and walks the complex with me in the evenings. The dishes are magically cleaned as well as the entire kitchen. He has no idea how much of a stress relief he has been for me.

And fyi, today is his birthday! I'm taking him to a supposedly fantastic restaurant tonight. I'll post photos and stuff after when I get a chance.

Last but not least, this week I have learned...

3. I am not too old for girl crushes.

Go check out my myspace page and click on the video. Me love some Kerli.

Peace out peeps. I hope to visit you all soon and see what you're up to. Word.


-Papa said...

No one is ever too old for girl crushses. ;D

Real Live Lesbian said...

Congrats on the wedding! Poo on the having to find another position right now...but all will be good..probably even better!

I ADORE that wedding cake down there. It's stunning!

On a limb with Claudia said...

I'm delighted that you are receiving the help and support you need. How wonderful. And of course, J is also wonderful. Yea!

fatwonkkid said...

looking for a job is a pain in the ass. it is so much easier if people just realized how awesome I am and just give me the job i want :)

Hammer said...

It really is great that things are coming together like that.

I hope it continues.

Ari said...

1. <-------- Also not too old for girl crushes...

2. You've got the right one there, girl. Hang on to him!

Violet said...

It is always nice to be reminded that the important people in your life are there for you. And it always seems that it is the little things that mean the most.

Anonymous said...

You'll find a great job and then you can get back to being focused on marrying that dish-washing, meat buying love-of-your-life!

Keep rolling with it kiddo, it's all you can do.

kelly said...

oh my goodness. I love your little emo self. That chick is super punksexy. No wonder you have a crush.

I'm glad you are finding good things out of the loss of your job. And I'm glad your friends are behaving better, and not worse, given your circumstances. It always sucks when they let ya down. Glad yours aren't!

Happy Birthday to J!!! :-D Is he an old man?

Anonymous said...

Things happen for a reason.Something better will come your way.

You'll see!

LindseYaYa said...

Thanks for finding me! Sometimes I feel like blogging is like tossing a message in a bottle out to sea.... So thanks for taking the time to let me know that you peeked in on me. I know things are a bit 'unsure' now--- but take comfort in the fact that two years from now, all of this trasitional time will be a thing of the past. You and ole Babers will have moved on and found that life really begins after the 'i do.' Maybe that thought will help bring you balance during the tough days... See you soon, doll face. xo

Michelle Sanders said...

I sweets! Just thinking about you today and thought I would pop in and let you know. Give me an update on things!

Oh and sugarbutt is really starts all over again after the vows. Married life is bliss.

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