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Kinda bummed

In a proper world, I should be taking a vacation day tomorrow because we're leaving for Pennsic.  

This is the first one I've missed since I started in the SCA - I've gone every year since 1988 (Bob has been going two years longer than I have).  I've gone seven and a half months pregnant.  I've gone with a ten month old.  This year we're not going.  Of course, we're not going because we're trying not to lose the house, but that doesn't make it better - just necessary.  Let's hope that the discontinuity will lead to employment.  That would make it more than worthwhile.

For whatever reasons, however good and valid and such, there is something disconcerting about the interruption of an activity that is close to ritual.  Hence, I'm bummed out.

This too shall pass.  Meanwhile, I continue to make great strides on my goal of establishing appropriate licenses for all of our regional offices.  This too, is well worth doing.  Just not what I'd characterize as "fun."



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Aug. 5th, 2010 04:44 pm (UTC)
You have my sympathy. I hope your situation turns around soon.
Aug. 5th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks hon. I have great hopes. Sometimes I just need to whine a little.
Aug. 5th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah. I do a good deal of whining myself. It helps; gets it out of the way.
Aug. 5th, 2010 05:24 pm (UTC)
I'm bummed for you too. May your gap be ONE year only!
Aug. 5th, 2010 06:41 pm (UTC)
Oh, we're going next year come hell or high water. On the other hand, by next year things will be resolved one way or another. It's the flux that's the problem...
Aug. 8th, 2010 02:43 am (UTC)

I can't think of "flux" and "Pennsic" in the same context without cringing.
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Aug. 5th, 2010 06:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks. It's good to get reinforcement for doing the right thing. Sometimes it's really hard to be a grown up...

We'll just keep slogging along. Unpalatable choices are still choices, and you do what you have to.

Besides, one of my yearly goals at work was to get all of these licenses established, and they just shortened the time frame on us. So it's useable time.
Aug. 6th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
As someone who has about 7, maybe 8 months, left if I'm careful before the mortgage peeps come a knocking, I feel the pain. Damned economy.
Aug. 6th, 2010 01:35 am (UTC)
We went over the mortgage restructuring paperwork tonight. God, something has to break soon...
Aug. 6th, 2010 01:50 am (UTC)
I hear you. A 25 year relationship, caught him cheating, kicked his sorry arse to the curb. Unfortunately, I'd been a stay at home (and renovate the beejebus out of this place) wife. No job. Mortgage. Went back to school but no clinicals available, so no job. Saving evaporating. AND I have to refinance by June '11 according to the divorce agreement. Yea. Great.
Aug. 6th, 2010 02:05 am (UTC)
Aerospace engineer. Need I say more? I was supposed to have the "disposable" job - an admin assistant can work anywhere in any field. Now I have the career and benefits, but his job had all the cash money.

We've been through this a few times. Pretty much every recession. We do everything we should - isn't it time for the universe to go shit on someone else?
Aug. 6th, 2010 02:12 am (UTC)
Yep. TehUniverse needs to go elsewhere and take a few people who actually deserve it, down a few pegs.

I was shit on by my ex (he is an emotionally abusive bastard). I deserve a break after what I put up with. I deserve a break after going back to school, busting ASS, and getting a final grade of 100 (I'm STILL—8 months later—waiting on my clinicals, damned economy). I've done everything right but oh hi, no payoff.

It's not what I grew up with. It's not what I was "promised", as in work hard and keep your nose clean and you'll be fine. No, not at ALL.
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