Saturday, December 13, 2008

12-of-12: December 2008

No 12-of-12 this month.... Sorry.

The fun day I wanted to have never happened. Why?
Two reasons:

Well, earlier this month I was "displaced" from my job. After a few days of interviewing for another position within my company, I got a NEW one! BUT... this meant training, training, training. I've been reading and taking assessments all day since Wednesday.

But that wasn't the main reason why the camera stayed in it's case.
My neighbors' dog went missing yesterday. I fond out around 11am and went cruising around the neighborhood trying to find her for a couple hours. I felt terrible for the family. Today is the 13th and she still hasn't returned home. Poor kid.

Sorry for the lack of photos this month. I hope January is better, all around.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday?

No, not really. But I'm better now.

Yesterday, I was "displaced" from my job... effective January 30th. Displaced... in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary it's defined as:

Function: transitive verb
Etymology: probably from Middle French desplacer, from des- dis- + place place
Date: 1549
1 a: to remove from the usual or proper place ; specifically : to expel or force to flee from home or homeland <displaced persons> b: to remove from an office, status, or job cobsolete : to drive out : banish

I have been BANISHED! At least, for now. I've been given a lot of time to try to find a new place for myself within the company, then if nothing works out, I can get a severance package (don't know what that is yet - "It's in the mail") to help pay the bills while I continue to look.

This feels icky at the moment... I'm nervous about not having insurance and not being able to pay my bills, oh, and finding a job in this recession-like economy we're in.

BUT, I'm also optimistic. As Kate Bush says "I just know that something good is gonna happen". I've started applying places and have a plan to keep the resume rain going for a few more days. I'm also going to exercise more... the dogs and I are going to walk EVERY day - sun or snow. I'm going to be in great shape for the many interviews I go on! :)

I'll keep ya posted... but now I have to go visit a friend and play Wii! Yay!