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When life hands you a lemon...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

...eat it and make a sour face! At least that's the way I feel right now. Yes, I know you can find the positive and make that lemon into lemonade, but I just need a few minutes to sulk.

Life has truly been a roller coaster over the last two months. I've hardly had time to get past one issue when another one appears. Mom dead...check. Granddaughter arrives...check. Daughter recovered...check. Son happy...check Finances beginning to stabilize...check. Life seems pretty good, so what's the catch, right?

Well, there is a catch...there always is, because that's what life does. Things are still crappy at work. I'm preparing to leave one job and move on to another, but there are issues that will keep me tied to the old job for who knows how long and will definitely impact my life negatively for an indefinite period. I hate that, but can't change it. I just have to go with the flow. All of that going on while anticipating a new job and all the accompanying unknowns. Up and down, round and round, I'm ready to get off this ride for a while! LOL

To complicate matters further, my husband was home sick today and got a call from work that he is being laid off. Lovely. We didn't see that coming. Panic tried to set in, but I managed to avoid it for the time being. Like so many other families who have been similarly affected in this economy, I wonder how we will get past this next hurdle? Where will he ever find another job? Will I be able to cover our bills on just my salary? My head is spinning. You know what...I'm not going to worry about it. It won't help and isn't constructive. I'm going to focus on what I can do and try to put the other concerns out of my mind for now! Wow, what a change! The good Lord must be taking charge, just like I knew He would.

So many questions right now, and no answers. The only thing I do know is that life will continue to be unpredictable. I've never had an easy life, so I'm certainly used to working through adversity. I don't know what tomorrow will bring, or next week, or next month. But I know I'm not giving up...on myself, on my husband, or this crazy world. I'm going to fight back with everything in me to get back to goal weight, to eat properly and exercise a little every day. I'm not going to let life get the best of me. Oh, I know I'll be a little bruised and worn when I get to the other side of this mess, but I'll come out a winner in the long run.

Jab! Poke! Punch! Kick! There...take that life. I'm not going to let you win this one!
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    You are doing remarkably well for what you are going through, keep on looking up! My DH also lost his job in Feb and we have amazingly been OK, even though he is still not working. I don't know how, but we are getting through. I believe the Lord gets us through any situation, no matter how difficult. He will continue to keep working in your life.
    4049 days ago
    Don't Worry about Anything, Instead Pray About Everything...
    With God all things are possible.
    Cast your cares upon Him!

    I know this too shall pass. We all have ups and downs, but it sure sucks in the downs. Hope the above helps.
    4050 days ago
    Please listen to this Karen. http://www.openmyeyeslord.net/Ultim
    ate Freedom.exe. I know it will bless you as it did me. I hope things are much better since this post. I am so sorry about your mom and also your husband's job.

    4081 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/18/2009 9:10:46 PM
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    For everything you are going through in life right now you have a VERY positive attitude and it is very catchy. Thank you for sharing and may God bless with each passing day. You will prevail!!!
    4119 days ago
    Great attitude, you have to roll with the punches. I hope at the time of my comment things are looking up for you.
    4119 days ago
    Our area has been hit hard by the economy too. Starting on January 1st my husband's work hours were cut in half and they stayed that way until a couple of weeks ago. Surprisingly we have managed to scrimp and survive. We can't complain because everyone in his department has been laid off and he is the only one left and one of the only people who has returned to full time. I am sending positive thoughts your way. I am an expert on making ends meet so if there is anything that I can do to help let me know.
    4130 days ago
    That really stinks about your husbands job. Hopefully he will be able to find something else here soon.I hope you guys have get a break from all the stress. Sounds like your family has had a really rough time lately.
    4130 days ago
    You are so right. He is in control, and will work all things for our good and His glory. I am so glad that you are not eating over this, since I know that YOU know that eating is not the solution. I pray that DH will soon find another job, and that the finances will stretch to cover. God bless.
    4131 days ago
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    hold onto the rope, 1 day at a time.

    sorry about dh's job, that is sure to make things difficult until he is recalled or settled in a new job again. Hang in!
    4131 days ago
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