Well, it's been 21 weeks since I lost my job. It's been weird not having a job to go to each day and in a way I've missed it very much. In another way, not at all....although I believe that has more to do with it being my favorite time of the year rather than not wanting to work. I guess knowing I will have to go back to work soon makes me not want to but I'm not sure that I would want to be retired and continue on without a job at all. The days begin to run together for me too much after awhile. It has been many, many years since I have had a summer off so I haven't dug my heels into the job search yet but last week I began sending my resume to places I would really like to work rather than the required two for unemployment. Places I would really like to work and hopefully have a chance of getting hired. Although I did have one interview I haven't had any nibbles yet but with any luck maybe soon. It's time to go back to work.
I have made the most of my time off mostly by working around the house, helping my mom get some things done around her place and just relaxing watching the creek behind my house roll by. A few concerts and nights out with friends and spending a bit of time with family. There are plenty of other things I could be doing but have changed my mind as time has passed. I wanted to paint the inside of my house but it doesn't look like that is going to come to be. Although I have gotten the house cleaned up pretty good and newly organized. I helped my son paint some on his house he bought earlier in the year and I just can't seem to get in the mood to do mine. Oh well, it's not like it needs it that much anyway. I would love a little color but with the price of paint and the time and effort involved it's just not happening. I also had planned to transfer all of my photos to one place and organize them. Well, that's just not happening either. Way too much data usage. Maybe someday I'll get those things done.
I have purposely stayed away from the computer as much as possible, social media, reading or watching any news, or listening to any new music. I have grown a fondness for Classic Vinyl on Sirius Radio though. It's like going back in time for sure. I figure I can get back to online stuff and reality when I am on the computer more. I must say I have enjoyed spending quiet time at home. It's been a great summer!
There's one thing I have been working on which has actually caused me to wipe the dust off my laptop, and that is reopening my Etsy store to showcase the hats I make. I learned how to make the Russian panama hat which is so pretty. The pattern was going around the web but since I can't speak Russian I couldn't read it so I figured one out on my own. They are so pretty! You can click on the logo if you want to see what I've done so far.
I hope to get back in the swing of things with life getting back to normal soon enough but for now I'm just sitting here watching the world go round and round and that's fine by me :)
Dress: White House / Black Market
Video: Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band - Never Lookin' Back (Official)