So, big things have been happening around our house lately. The big one: I no longer have a job. As I just commented, this isn't a bad thing, necessarily. For those of you who aren't aware, I work as a loan processor for a mortgage company. Ahh, yes, I can see I need say no more on that. It's funny, the reaction I get when I tell people I'm in the mortgage industry. Someone calls for a donation and I said, "This is a mortgage company" and they say, "Oh! So sorry. We'll take you off the list." I joke, but the truth is, it's scary. The economy right now is..well, terrifying. I've seen this coming for awhile. Working in the lending industry, it was kind of hard not to. Unfortunately, I'm one lowly loan processor, not someone in a govt office who can actually make decisions.
At this point we're pretty well and truly screwed. We could be headed straight into a depression. I'd like to say I have faith that our government will step in before that happens, but I'm not entirely convinced that will happen. I don't necessarily think the $700 billion bailout the were proposing is a good idea. I think they're still looking at short term fixes, when they should have their eye on the long term repercussions of them. Of course, this is the American government, so chances of that happening are like slim to none, but the thought was nice.
Anyway, working for a mortgage company in this economic climate isn't the best thing in the world. Things have been shaky for awhile and I knew it was only a matter of time before I found myself in this position. For now I've filed for unemployment and I'm looking for something else closer to home. My boss asked if I'd work one day a week until things pick back up and I can go back to full time, and I agreed. if I find something full time that pays well I'll probably take it, but we'll see. I like the company I work(ed?) for, but I've been burned out for awhile and a break is definitely in order. For now I'll just take my time and see what happens.
Otherwise things are well. I've been using my time off to...well, do nothing. I played Rock Band on the Wii for about 3 hours today, and got a huge ass blister on my finger from it. Yesterday I read a book and laid on the couch. I didn't get out of my pajamas either day until like...almost bedtime, if I'm being honest. I won't be able to act this way indefinitely, but for a couple days I can excuse myself from housework or job hunting or whatever else and just relax.
The kids are back in school and have finally settled into a routine again, so there isn't much drama there. So far everything seems well w/ the homework situation, but I'm keeping a close eye on it (more on that at Not Dead Yet later). MM has been working a lot of overtime, so he hasn't been home much. That makes me sad, but it's necessary right now. The poor boy is sick right now, though. He's either getting the flu or a cold. I'm tempted to sleep on the couch tonight so I don't get what he's got, but I guess I should just suck it up and sleep with him....maybe.