Thursday, January 22, 2009

Goodbyes....

Tomorrow (Friday) I will say goodbye to the first group of friends-I will miss A.P. most of all - as they leave our offices for the last time. Two weeks from tomorrow - I will walk out for the last time.

Trying not to be depressed is hard. We have a "task" list to complete each week to make sure we "close the office properly." Oh brother.

I have emailed/faxed several resumes - no response yet - but that is not surprising. I do feel like it is going to take networking in order for me to find a job. (Somebody who knows somebody kind of thing). That first week I am home - I will clean the house from top to bottom, take kids for check-ups while I still have insurance - and after that - who knows. I promise I will snap out of this pity party!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Me and Steve

Me and my best friend/sister by different parents - Diane - or D.C. as you know her.


Tori and Sam and China




Steve's boys - Davin, Steven, and Brandon



All the kids.







Our tree




Pictures from the holidays...















Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Adjusting...

I don't do change well. What an understatement.

Knowing that in just a few weeks I won't be at the job I've had, loved, and excelled at for the past 6 years is hard. I can't imagine what those who have been there 20+ years feel like.

I guess these gauntlet of emotions I am feeling are normal. I feel sad - tear up - then I get mad - feeling betrayed. I had to re interview - we moved - I just now organized the office with my touch on it - learned new accounting software-closed out the old year - prepared for the new. Being in the auto industry - it was a rough 2008. But we were starting to see slight improvement in the final 2-3 weeks. I am not surprised by our company's decision - I had hoped they would give us first quarter since we didn't hear anything in December. Today I have a conference call on how to close up the office. That will be depressing - whoo hoo - next week we have a 2nd call on our severance pay, etc.

I am terrified of the unknown. I haven't slept in the past two nights - it is 7:42 am right now, and I have been up - wide awake since about 3:00. I have done laundry, dishes, taken out trash, swept, cleaned bathrooms, semi straightened a closet, etc.

Everyone tells me I will have no problem finding a job.

Gods hand is on all of this - He will open the next door. I am thankful for Steve and the kids - they are being sweet and supportive about everything. My mother, sister and friends are also being supportive - telling me I will find something else.

Thanks to everyone for your encouragment.

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

My job....

Well, just found yesterday I am being laid off - our office - company is closing down. My last day will be Feb. 6. I am not totally surprised - but I still hurt. I will miss my friends. 1000's of people will be affected. We will receive a severance package - how much and for how long I don't know. But I am thankful I will receive that.

So, hey if you hear of anything - let me know. I'm a great office manager. Pray for us!