Friday, October 24, 2008

Crazy Week

So as the title suggests we have had a crazy week. On Monday, Erik came home from work with some pretty stinky news. He no longer had a job. The reason given was that his boss was eliminating his position. I am not going to get into into alot of details, but I will just tell you this was a HUGE shock. Erik just got some very large accounts for the auction, so to eliminate his position seems strange and unfair (ok and dumb too). The situation seems fishy and I will admit I think my man has been wronged.

My husband is awesome though. As soon as he got home he made some calls to anyone he knows who may have a job for him and sent his resume to everyone hiring within a 30 mile radius. On Tuesday, he went to a job fair, had an interview, and got a few more scheduled for next week. Erik is really the best job finder.

We are also very blessed. Through working at the auction Erik knows every car dealer in the area, as well as, many other dudes from businesses that send cars to the auction. Erik has received many calls from these people once they find out about him being let go, offering any connections they may have to finding him a new job. One even said he would have a job for Erik by the end of the week. Now I am not holding my breath, but it is just such a blessing that people are so willing to help.

The really great part about this week is that Erik's parents are here visiting us from Michigan. We have been looking forward to their visit and we are so happy to have them!

I am beyond confident that the Lord will provide, He always has. I am not completely freaking out, so that is certainly evidence that He has already provided me peace that we all know I do not possess during financial trials.
Thank you to our family and friends who I know are already on their knees on our behalf!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Lighter Side of the Debate

Debates make me really nervous. I get pretty tense before I watch a debate. I am not sure why because I am just watching and I really don't even have to do that.

But I found 2 things kind of funny during the debates last night to settle my nerves.

First off, talk of Joe the Plumber. That might as well be his name now, with the as his middle name and Plumber as his last. I bet this man had no idea that by speaking to Obama over the weekend he would be mentioned in the final debate. Not was he just mentioned once, but I heard a count today that he was referred to 25 times! Joe the Plumber was made a celebrity last night. Both candidates wanted to have the best plan for Joe.

The other thing I really enjoyed was McCain using the word cockamamie. This has been one of my favorite words for the longest time. If I were sitting on the fence that definitely would have sealed the deal for me (please know I am kidding, although my feelings for the word are strong election decisions should not be made because of great vocabulary choices by the candidates). Try using the word cockamamie, it will surely brighten your day and also brighten the day of those around you.

On an unrelated note, have you noticed all this blogging going on??? I think that is 4 posts in 3 days! Definitely a record here. Apparently it is either feast or famine with me. Now I probably won't post till spring 2009, just kidding.

I Love Overalls

Unfortunately, Matthew does not share these same feelings. I have always loved overalls and I put them on Matthew all the time when he was little. I got his overalls out the other day and he was pretty sure he would not wear them. So being the wonderful mother that I am, I offered him 1 piece of candy in exchange for him wearing the overalls all day. Candy is king. The overalls were worn. I had to take a few pictures (or maybe alot of them) in case, this never ever happened again.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

A Very Good Day at Target

Last week I bought some pajamas for Matthew and 3 of those Rubbermaid totes at Target. Both of those things happened to be on sale this week. So I went back and got a price adjustment. I got over $10 back! I am just amazed by that. I have always heard of stores giving price adjustments but I have never actually been able to get one. I normally buy things and then 2 weeks later they are on sale which doesn't do me any good. Last week I also bought kitty litter and got a $5 Target gift card, so I used that on my purchases today (more pjs for the boy since they were on sale). I rarely buy anything besides food (oh and kitty litter, of course) so even though I love Target I don't buy much there. Days like today make me love Target even more. I love you Target.
Also on a non-Target note, gas in $2.94! It is really just a great day.