I was a busy little bird during my "unplugged" Friday...that turned into Saturday. I spent Friday making copies of my staycation class materials, and getting that class all ready. I got a new journal set up on my computer, to go along with my "big rock" goal I made recently of journal writing every day, and I spent time with family. I know, technically I was on the computer, but I say I got a to-do item done, so it doesn't count.
All Saturday morning I was attending the women's activity at church -- it was awesome! We had lots of gals there teaching fun how-to classes: square foot gardening, blogging, homemade bread secrets, self-defense, family history tips, clutter-control (and mine: staycations). The only bummer about the activity was that I couldn't get to every one of the classes! LOL
I'll be posting the staycation class ideas here on the blog, but first, I'm looking into a way that I can make the packets I created available to you. (You know, something you could download.) So, stay tuned on that.
The biggest thing I wanted to share was that after almost 4 full months of *nothing*, Mr. H landed a temporary contract and starts tomorrow! I have mixed feelings. Down in my gut, I just want a full-time, health-benefited position for him. Having to settle for less is painful for me -- I'm a gal who likes safety and security. I'm tired of worrying. I don't want to be strong and creative and survive. I want us to thrive. This contract is a 1099 and we're on our own for taxes and social security payments and insurance. Bleh.
On the other hand, I have to be realistic and say that we are lucky to find work at all. And this is a 1099, which gives us a lot of freedom. He will be working at home most of the time, and he can then keep the overall, big job search alive. Mr. H is also looking seriously at education opportunities, and these options can stay open. Plus, I do like having him around. ;-) That stays, too. To fill in the insurance gaps, I'm looking at the basic insurance programs our state offers, like CHIP. We'll enroll in those. At least we'll have basic coverage.
So -- bottom line? It's not the answer we're looking for, but we're gonna be possibilitarians and see what opportunities we can pull out of this. Sometimes you pray for A, B or C and the Lord says.... "Q". This job trial is not over by a long shot, and we still could use good thoughts and prayers. But this little blessing will keep the wolf from the door and for that, I am...