Feb 6, 2008

Uncertainty

It's supposed to be about 70 degrees here today so what did I do last night? I felted mittens. Mittens with big, fluffy, furry, cuffs. I can't wait for them to dry so that I can share them with you.

I knit a lot yesterday. It's the way I deal with stress and I've got a bit of it since my husband lost his job yesterday. He was one of 11 people who were laid off. The company has actually shrunk by half over the past few years but, while the writing was on the wall, my husband had not expected to be laid off since part of his job involved reconfiguring the offices so that the company could sublet the recently vacated space.

I'm a bit nervous and stressed because of the uncertainty of it all but I'm not terribly upset since I never cared for that company. I choose to believe that whatever he finds will be a huge improvement. Not finding a new job isn't an option I care to consider. I am an optimist.

We'll need to cut back a bit but our family still has a respectable income (mine) so we are still not so badly off. I definitely appreciate that it could be much worse. Thankfully, I have a stash of unreasonable proportions so I can knit on in comfort for quite a while.

7 comments:

Margene said...

My best to you! This is something many of us may face over the next year.

Carole Knits said...

You aren't alone and I've been in your shoes. It's scary but you'll come through it and be fine.

Carol said...

Good Karma and best wishes to you guys. I sure know how that feels.

Sarah said...

Thinking of you and your family.

sprite said...

There's such comfort in stash, isn't there?

Good luck to you and your family. You'll be in our thoughts.

Cursing Mama said...

You appear to be taking this much better than I ever would - I've got my needles crossed for good job wishes.

Julie said...

Oh Jeez, Hillary; I'm sorry to hear this. You know we're going through the same thing right now. I like your outlook and need to try and use a little more of the optimism myself. Not finding a job also isn't an option here, but we too are lucky that we have one decent income. I'll be thinking of you!