Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Giving Thanks a Month Late



For those of you who don't know already, I lost my job last Friday. Merry Christmas.  Well, I am on the fence about what to do now.  Get a temp job over Christmas because everyone is hiring, or do I hold out for something that might be a little more permanent.  Decisions.  
This time at home, reflecting on the finances has made me realize how much we already have.  Now, not having a job is going to make the monthly payments a little tight, but it could be so much worse.  
For example, we both have coats, hats scarves and gloves to get us through the cold.  
The light in the kitchen burned out yesterday, and we had light bulbs in the pantry.
I amy not like cooking, but we actually have the makings for quite a few good meals.  Even if it is spaghetti a few nights a week.
We have plenty of blankets so we can turn the heat down. Save a bit of money on the bills.
I have great parents who are willing to let me do my laundry over at their house a couple times a week.  And feed us all the time.  Lots of food coming from my parents.
There are lots more things, but those are a few of the ones I have been thinking about recently. Oh, and I am very grateful that Nik got that raise a couple months ago, so at least we know we can survive off his income if we have to.
Thanks to everyone who has helped us out so far, and to those who have prayed for us!

7 comments:

Nik said...

Love you baby! I work hard to bring home the bacon!!! And I know how you love Bacon! I am very grateful to you parents as well they have been so helpful so many times!~

Kathy said...

We love you both! You'll find something before long. If not, you can come to work for your Dad, with me! But I warn you,it's mostly filing.

Stephanie and Dan Lauritzen said...

sorry to hear about the job loss, that always sucks. good luck on finding a new one, i'm sure you will do great...

loudaisy said...

You will find a better and more enjoyable job, I just know it. Thanks for your help yesterday. Wow, we feel blessed just to have you in our lives.

Heather said...

Wow. I hope things get better soon. It's amazing how much you can get by with when you have to.

Polli said...

I am so sorry you lost your job! I think it is a blessing to go through times of struggle. To realize how much you can really do without if you need to. If we had been financially blessed for the past few years with both Dave and I working, I don't know that I could have been able to stay home with Kaitlyn. The Lord is watching out for us and blessing us even when he think He is not.

Dixie Chic said...

I'm sorry about your job. I remember being in the same financial situation for YEARS, raising kids. It was hard, but it truly humbles you. Remember- the Lord (aka the Church) is there to help if you need it. And hey- even though Benji and I are doing a *little* better these days, we STILL eat spaghetti more than once a week! LOL! That and baked potatoes, seashell noodles in tomato soup, salad bar, biscuits and gravy, heck- when you don't have a lot, you make due with what you have! Good luck on the job search, and way to go for having such a positive attitude. That will get you a long way!