Tuesday, August 10, 2010

a good plan

The boys have been visiting cousins for 2 days now. I was mostly looking forward to this time: I wanted to deep clean and paint and look for a job in EARNEST, people. And paint I did. The bathroom is now Alaskan Blue and it will have brown and white accents. A nice bracing slightly-brighter-than cadet blue to wake us up in the morning and distract us from the bulky oaky cabinets.

So today I deep clean and buy TP in bulk. That's my whole to-do list. The house is silent. The dog is bored.

The inevitable side effect of a quiet house and time to think while I tape and paint and scrub is, unfortunately, worrying. I'm worrying about the fall--when the boys go back to school and every day is this quiet. The thought of 9 months spent mostly alone is not a cheery one. I've been looking for a job and am having difficulty even finding something to apply for. Libraries are laying off staff here and even closing their doors. I've applied to some retail stores but haven't heard anything. I'm anxious to have something in place--to have a plan. Plans are nice. I enjoy a good plan.


Tony said...

You're a lot like Linz that way.

Denise said...

You are certainly over qualified, but here are some listings:

Or, you could spend your time convincing the "wise" people of Troy to change their minds and vote for the library to stay open should they get it back on the ballot in November. Only 46 weeks until it closes. Or, watch my kids and I'll go beat some people down until the change their minds.

Patty O. said...

Yeah, plans are good. I am a big fan myself. I wish I had some advice or a job to offer you. Shoot, I wish I lived closer so I could have you hang out with me every week, though perhaps that wasn't what you had in mind as far as filling your time.

Are there any ESL jobs available? Or tutoring or something. Though I know it's not what you really want to do, it might be more fun than retail. Good luck!

prism said...

Hang in there!

Meredith said...

I hope you are able to find something soon. :)

Tiffany said...

When C went to 1st grade last year I thought I would absolutely love my alone time. And I loved some of it, but I was bored, and lonely, and got a little depressed. so this year I'm going back to school. I hope you can find a job you enjoy...with nice people to talk to and occasional lunches out. :)