Big changes coming our way

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hey guys, it's been a crazy week on this end.
Funny, because I was planning on an easy week of reading for Bout of Books.
Instead, my husband lost his job, and that put an end to my relaxing week.

I've been on a crazy emotional roller coaster since then. I was panicked, because we're going into the slower time of year as it is, and now he has to find a new job. The problem wasn't going to be finding a place that wanted him- he's really good at what he does. But finding a place that has the room for another tattooer and has the clientele to support another guy in the shop this time of year? That's another story. This is not the time to be looking for a new job in his industry.

I spent the first day and a half with my anxiety in overdrive, and I thought I would wear a path in the floors here from the amount of pacing I did. My stomach was in knots and I couldn't eat or sleep. I knew things would work out, but I felt like I was in a time crunch because the kids are starting school very soon. Were we staying here? Were we going to have to relocate? We did a lot of debating back and forth and weighed all of our options- we had a lot of them and it was really hard trying to decide which option was the best for our family.

My superheros- when I'm stressed I just look at these two and smile.
The second night of his job search we decided to drown our sorrows and unwind a little bit. We never drink- like hardly ever. I hate the taste of alcohol, but I can drink champagne. I had an old bottle in the back of my pantry that I stuck it in the freezer, and had myself some champagne that night. Since I hadn't eaten much from the stress and with my alcohol tolerance being a big ZERO, it only took about 2 or 3 sips for me to start feeling better about life. We stayed up late talking, laughing, me crying, and together we spent a good portion of the night feeling sorry for ourselves. 

In the middle of this, he got a lead- someone reached out to him online and told Shayne to give him a call the next day. My stress instantly melted away. Why would someone say that unless they wanted to discuss a job opportunity? I definitely slept more comfortably that night, and it wasn't just from the amount of champagne I consumed (half a bottle- that's a record for me)!

The next day they talked on the phone, and about 30 minutes into the conversation I got a thumbs up from Shayne. He got a job! 

The only thing about it is...
It means moving.
And soon!

The kids start school in less than 2 weeks, and I don't want them to have to start school here for a few weeks and then transfer somewhere else. Especially Lily, since she's going into kindergarten. That just wouldn't make sense, and it would be really hard on the kids. So instead, Shayne will finish up things here and I will go over to the new place with the kids on Labor Day weekend. Yep, next weekend! School starts September 3rd, so I need to get over there before then. I have a lot of packing to do in the next week! Whatever I don't get done can be finished by Shayne, but I need to get moving and get my butt off the computer.

So if things are a little crazy or lacking around here for the next week or two, I apologize. Bear with me and I'll have some cool stuff coming up for you after I get all settled, I promise.

One of those things may or may not be a Gelish MINI nail giveaway! *hint hint*
{have you seen my DIY Gel Nail tutorials?}
You'll just have to check back and see when that happens :) 

Thanks to all of the sweet comments & tweets of encouragement this week while I was super stressed- I really appreciate everyone's kind words! 

Have a great rest of your weekend.


  1. That's great, Melissa! Moving for me has always been extremely stressful and a pain in the ass, but I hope it's a more pleasant experience for you!

  2. so awesome that he got a new job!!!! How stressful. Are you staying in Washington?

  3. That is so amazing!!! I'm so happy for you all.

  4. I'm a firm believer that things happen for a reason. While tears were shed and panic can set in, I'm glad to see that it's all working out in the end. Wonderful news about your Hubby's new job.

  5. Yippee happy to hear that all turned out so well! sorry about the move but glad hubby got a job and things will work out from there I am sure!! hang in there and all the best on your move and all!!

  6. So glad it turned out wellf or you! Good luck with the move :)

  7. I'll let you know where we're at as soon as we get there! Kinda keeping it quiet on the blog for now until he completely finishes out his job here & we get moved :)

  8. Thank you! I'm actually excited- it's just the actual packing I'm not too stoked on!

  9. I so agree, and we feel the same way (now!) Thank you :)


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