Saturday, 16 April 2011

playing catch-up

Last Friday, I was laid off from my job.

This was not the best time to have this happen - it never is, is it? - but it wasn't the absolute worst, either.  I'm counting my chickens before they're hatched, but I've had some (preliminary) good news on that front already, and I think bigger and better things are soon on their way.

My ticket's bought, my itinerary set - I'll be going to the States next month. A flying visit (no pun intended!) for my step-mother's memorial service. I can't wait to hang out with my Dad, and am going to see Erin too!  (Am trying to set up some other blog-friend meet-ups too, but everything's still up in the air. No worries - it's early days yet.)

I've been busy - Rosey's getting baptized on Sunday (it, uh, slipped my mind and we never had it done) and the preparations for that (The whys! The hows! The yes, the minister is going to get you wet(s)! The fancy dress! The anticipation!) are extensive. It should be a pretty service, full of pomp and circumstance and Cass reading a verse and her relatives grinning. I'm really happy that R is being baptized in the same church her brother was (although he was much, much smaller - darned second-child syndrome and lousy maternal memory) and that B and I were married in, and I'm happy that the minister that R and C happily chat with and are learning from gets to assist in the process of welcoming  Miss Rosey into the church.

Beyond that, we're having a lazy Saturday, planning to have a walk later - maybe some running through fields and kicking of rocks, maybe some exploring. 

After all, it's a beautiful day.

8 comments:

Yo-yo Mama said...

Good for you for looking to the lighter side of what can be depressing news.

Monica said...

happy travels!

Loth said...

Fingers crossed for that silver lining!

kyooty said...

oh sounds like a great weekend. Congratulations to your to be newly baptized.

May-B said...

Sorry to hear about the job. But I'm impressed with the outlook. You will do awesome!

SUEB0B said...

When I got laid off, my whole attitude changed when my friend said "I'm not unemployed. I'm FUNemployed." I don't know why, but that worked for me. It was 6 months of relaxation and fun and nuttiness, and now I'm back to work for the same company at a job that suits me much better (and pays a lot more).

Stomper Girl said...

I'm sorry to hear about your job, but glad it isn't a catastrophe. All the best for the head-wetting.

Jen on the Edge said...

I'm sorry you were laid off. I'll keep my fingers crossed that something even better will come along.