Saturday, September 6, 2014

Now, this is a real crisis!

What the hell am I supposed to do now?

I was lucky enough to be able to stay home with my newborn baby when he was born.  Five years later and here I am.  I'm doing what some people would probaly think is the greatest thing on earth.  I get six hours of ME time.

Both of my kids are now in school and I have nothing to do.

Get a job right?
Well, no shit!  I've been looking for the past month.  I've sent out more than 20 resumes to companies who are hiring.

Is the job market that bad?  I would like to think so, because what I'm really thinking is much much worse.

Am I too old?  No, they don't know how old I am exactly, although if they look at the dates on my resume, I'm sure they could figure it out.

Not only does it show that I graduated high school the year the hiring manager was probably born.  I also have a 5 year gap.

I wasn't sure if I should make a note on my resume stating why there is a gap.  Just so they don't think I was in rehab mending a broken hip!

I bitch to Chris about how bad I want a job and he looks at me like I'm crazy and says.
"I wish I could sit home all day and do nothing!"

Here's a glimpse of what a normal day for me looks like...

Sometimes I spice things up.. I watch TV in the bedroom instead of the living room.

Getting ready for my mid-morning nap by reading a little.

Physical activity is very important!  I have to keep my light saber skills fresh and new. 

So there you go, that's my newest bullshit I'm dealing with now.  I know boo-hoo for me. People are dying and starving, and I'm bitching about sitting home all day doing nothing. 

Thanks for reading anyway.  Missed you guys!!



  1. I can understand why you want to go out and work, even if it's only a part time job.. I didn't really start working until I was in my early 30's, once I got my first job, which took a little bit, then I was never without a job. I am sure you will find something soon, I'll send out good vibes for you :)

  2. What kind of job have you been looking for? sending good vibes out your way as well.

  3. I'm looking for administrative job. Thanks Dawn.

  4. It does get boring when you have nothing to do. Find a job you ENJOY, not one that you're forced to work at :)

  5. I don't think people really appreciate how hard it is to not have a job. Not only do you not get the satisfaction one can have of performing at a job and just having somewhere to go everyday, not only are you often bored and unsatisfied, and not only do you feel guilty when you are home, but everyone makes comments about how lucky you should feel or about how lazy they think you are. When I quit my job years ago and began watching my grand daughter people still asked me what I did all day. You can't win! I hope you find a good job that you can enjoy!

  6. Your job is truely hard....the job of a stay at home mom. STOP! guilting your self. You are a manager, driver, nanny, mom, wife, tutor, cook, chef, personal assistant....I could go on and on and on. I understand the pressure that you are under to provide.....but you are providing so many jobs. hang in there and ease up on the pressure you and a lot of stay at home moms have. A few hours of tv is not a day waisted.


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