Thursday, June 25, 2009

Right Now {found on another blog - but adapted for mine!}

Outside My Window
It's pitch black outside but I can still make out the shape of my cute little tree and a freshly-mown lawn, silhouetted by the glow from the porch light.

I Am Thinking
That I don't have a job, yet I'm calm and at peace. {Ryan is another story - he's a worrier} Whilst job hunting, I will have so much time to finish things I've had on my perpetual to-do list: paint, organize, and then USE my new craft room; paint my kitchen cabinets; finally hang things on our newly-painted walls; open my *new* vintage etsy shop and share my fab finds with others...ah, the list could go on and on.

I Am Thankful
For my supportive husband. And my awesome sister Tara {visiting and she was the first to come give me a big hug as soon as I got off the phone and started digesting *the* final phone call}. I'm thankful for our ability to save the last few months and put something into our savings accounts so we can still pay bills until a more suitable job opportunity comes along. I'm also thankful for all my friends and family who have shared in consoling me, even if it's in commiserating. I'm also thankful for Becka - who also made the ultimate life-altering decision today and quit - 30 minutes after I was let go. She's a tried and true friend, a strong woman and I love her dearly.

From The Kitchen
My dishwasher finished its hour-long hum many hours ago yet I can't seem to feel the urge to unload it quite yet. Tomorrow morning will be a fresh start. Soon, I'll smell loaves of freshly baked peanut-butter banana chocolate chip bread {thanks for the recipe, Brooke!} leaving the oven and making their way to a neighbor as payment for us borrowing their lawn mower.

I Am Wearing
a smile and the most comfortable pajama pants ever and the shirt I wore today {and pretty much everyday - I have a rotation of 3 or 4 shirts}. And a sports bra on top of my other bra to keep the girls wrangled in.

I Am Creating
EVERYTHING. I have so many ideas. I don't feel stressed. I just picked up a set of old metal police evidence(!) lockers that I'm going to clean, sand, and paint and make my new coat 'closet' for the front. I'll document with pictures.

I Am Going
PLACES. anywhere I want. After more than three years with BrainStorm I feel emotionally drained. I felt underappreciated and unmotivated to work {partly due to the fact that I was paid significantly less than the two guys there, who started TWO years after me}. After a season of discouraging sales, they axed me. Well, that's what I'm guessing. I was never actually given a reason, so I can only assume that was it. I'm going places. You might want to sit down, put on your seat belt, and settle in--it's going to be a ride!

Around The House
I see projects that need finishing and walls that need a few paint touch-ups, but a lot of space, glorious space. The garage is another story.

One of My Favorite Things
is my husband. My dog comes in a close second. He's adorable. Both he's. I also like bargaining, flea-marketing, creating {sewing, scrapbooking, making, doing, painting}, but you all knew this.

A Few Plans for the Rest of the Week
Tomorrow will be crazy! I have 3 doctors appointments in the next 2 business days. Yard sale tomorrow morning with Tara, working on girls' camp crafts, applying for jobs/unemployment, working on baby shower invitations {they're SO cute - you will wish you were coming}. BBQ and movie outside with friends.


Natalie said...

Axed, huh? I felt the same way as you did my last year there. It changed so much from the quaint little office culture we had back on Merchant Street. Sad.

Good luck with the search! I should go say hi to Becka, too :)

Micah and Melinda said...

To HELL with them! You are a rare treasure and they just lost out. I love you and I am so glad youe honey and Tara are there to give you lots of love! I'm thinking of you today and I hope you find some great treasures at the yard sales(the greatest wish for happiness I can give)!

Lindsay said...

I was wondering what happened. At least now you can find a job doing something you love to do. I say go work at a fabric store. I think that would be one of the most fun places to work :)

Anonymous said...

police lockers?! i am so jealous!!! way to go!
i will keep my ears out for jobs...
what are you guys doing tonight (fri)?

hillary said...

I wish I was there with you guys! btw - have you ever thought about writing a book?

Ashley Lauren Trunnell said...

Hang in there Chelsea. I agree with you on savings accounts... since Adam and I are eating away at ours since I don't start work until August. Some how we will all get through with each other's help.
I will possibly see you tonight for the bbq.