Tuesday, November 16, 2010

It's time to saddle up.

What I’m going to say next will cause quite a few double takes.

“Don’t retreat, just reload.” Sarah Palin

That should tell you the kind of evening I’ve had, nothing to do with kids, everything’s ok there, thank God. I get a thrill of landing an interview only to get an impersonal email saying “Thank you for applying, but at this time…..”

I have to admit I shed a few tears in my bedroom away from the older kids. Except for Ian, he came in and put his head on my shoulder and said “It’s going to be ok, next time.” I swear he’s older then 4 years old, either that or he pays way too much attention to our trials and tribulations then I care to admit.

I so wanted this job in DC. It would have been close to perfect, we would be closer to my parents, and Andy could have gotten a job that doesn’t require him to sleep in the back of truck breathing in diesel fumes. It would have been steady employment with benefits. We could pay all our bills. Our life would have gotten back on track. But it’s not be, at least not today.

As much as I disagree with Sarah Palin on policy, I understand what it feels like to be under fire.

So… I’m going to borrow her rallying cry; “Don’t Retreat, reload.” Apply for more jobs, email people you know.

Tomorrow is coming and it’s looking pretty good.


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