Friday, June 30, 2017

Steady...

We had some REALLY bad news this week and I did my best to digest it emotionally without resorting to food. In fact, I think the news was so bad that I actually didn't want to eat... The DH will be laid off on September 1. His company missed earnings so they fix things by axing staff that work.... He knew things weren't good, but he didn't think he would be the one let go... SO NOW WHAT? I guess the *one* good thing is that we have 12 weeks; and I hope it will be enough time.

He's been calling friends and former co-workers, updating his LinkedIn profile and resume and hitting all the sights... He has an interview on July 10th, but it's a long shot... I feel the clock ticking. It will be September in a blink. I know financially we can limp along for a while, but my main concern is insurance. Will my daughter's doctors accept whatever new plan we have to take on???? Continuity of care for someone with a mental illness is paramount.... ugh.

For now the teen is at camp and doing great. She doesn't need to get worked up about dad's job so we'll just keep this news to ourselves... Hopefully he'll find something soon and she'll never know the angst of this week in our family. I know I vent ALOT; but I'm thankful that DH is one of the smartest people I know and he's pulling out all the stops... including what I hope is a BIG wake up to lose weight and shape up. First impressions can make all the difference.

This morning I am 190.5 I hope I can make it back into the 180s soon... and more.

6 comments:

Enz said...

I am keeping good thoughts for you and your family. It's great that he was already looking though. I know it's hard to go through. You have the right attitude though.

Lynne said...

Thanks for checking in... I did have a little pity cry, but I got myself together and started trying to figure out what I can do to help.... Sad about your website!!! That must have been just a little frustrating to find... I noticed there's not link to comments?????

Enz said...

Thanks for letting me know. I think I got it fixed!

fitteratfortyish said...

So sorry to hear this. It is possible, though, that this could lead to an even better work situation. Let's hope for the best! So great that he's on top of it so proactively. Sending good thoughts.

Oh, and I don't think crying about this is "self-pity" at all - it seems pretty normal to me, to feel stressed and sad! Please - talk gently to yourself, about yourself.

Lynne said...

Thanks Wendy -- A few days to process makes it seem a little more manageable. We'll survive.

Enz said...

Just checking in on you. Hope you had a great 4th of July!