New Normal(ish)

So we're in week three (I think, it's hard to keep track) of adjusting to our new normal (AKA unemployment) and so far it's not too different from our old normal.

Except Scott is, you know, around, a whole lot more.

Which is not a bad thing by any means, but it's an adjustment to my groove just the same. Please forgive me if that sounds horrible, I don't mean it that way at all, but our daily routine is different and we're still figuring stuff out. I'm trying to shift my sometimes Negative Nellie perspective to the Positive Pollyanna side by focusing on appreciating the gift of more time spent together. There are definitely projects around the house we need to tackle (yuck!) or lunches and matinees to run off to (whoop! whoop!).

This week Scott's going to three different job hiring events. Job fairs? Cattle calls?
I don't know if anything ever really materializes from these types of events, since they are so large, but he's hopeful his resume will end up in the right hands and maybe he'll get an interview.

If nothing else, he gets to break in his new suits. Grey with maroon tie on Monday (he waited to put on his suit jacket until right before because it's 8,429 degrees outside).
And navy suit, blue shirt and yellow power tie today (along with a yellow pocket silk, not pictured for a bit of extra WOW factor--and I do like that look but I still felt it my duty to tease him a bit about adding a gold pinky ring and telling everyone to call him Guido).
After so many years in a specialized industry (aerospace) he's hopeful his skills will transfer to general industries (like oil and gas). The good news is he's determined to stay open and positive about what the future holds for him. And for us.

Which is a good thing.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

"...being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." Philippians 1:6

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to the God the Father through him." Colossians 3:17


  1. wishing him all the best. he looks great, even if it is 8000 degrees outside!

  2. Prayers that he will find the job meant for him. And soon!

  3. My uncle is some kind of big-wig at some kind of oil place in Galveston. Want me to hook him up with yo' hubster? I don't know what he does exactly, but I do know he had to be the VERY. LAST. MAN. at the plant during the hurricane a few years ago.

    Also, I love you.

    Remember a few years ago, Jill calling Randy "The Groove-buster." hee hee tee hee. (jmsmusings)

    Let's go on a virtual run together this Thursday? You wanna? I think we should be virtual running buddies.

    I warn you, though, my pace is slow.

    As in, s l o wwwwww.


  4. Hey girl, I didn't realize that Scott was home right now. The trials that this life brings are amazing. I'm happy to see that you both have such wonderful attitudes! Our God has your back!
    Funny thing is, I just wrote about this very thing on my own blog. Guess it's a prevelant theme these days. Blessings.


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