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Monday, November 19, 2007

Friday was my last day at work after 30 years of working at the same place. It was HARD! Waking up today( a work day) with no place to go was very difficult.

Despite feeling as if the rug has been pulled out from under me, I still have a lot to be thankful for. I'm going to list them here because I need to see it in writing lest I get into the pity party mode.

I am thankful for having had a job for 30 years
I am thankful for getting such a generous severance
I am thankful I will have the time to rest and then will have the freedom to be discriminating as to which job I take.

I am thankful to be in fairly good health.
I am thankful to have a wonderful husband, daughter and son in law
I am thankful for the house we live in and the food we eat.
I am thankful for the church we recently found and intend to join.

I am thankful to have lost 17 lbs and regained 5. THAT will teach me to get cocky! :)

I am thankful we will spend Thanksgiving with people we love.

I am thankful my husband took vacation right after I got laid off. That helped a LOT! He is so loving.

I am thankful for my team mates. Their support and caring has been invaluable.

I am thankful for my loving husband and daughter. My daughter suddenly has grown up and thinks of my needs.

I am thankful this layoff did not come while my husband was away in Iraq. Oh boy, that would have been too much.


Today is the 4th day since the layoff. Two of those days were weekend days. Monday just felt like vacation. I thought I was handling things pretty well but then today rolled around and it's definitely feeling more like I have been cut loose with no place to go. I woke up crying today and have been fighting tears since then. We are leaving town today to visit family for thanksgiving so I hope to hold it together. There will plenty of time later to let go. PLENTY


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MASLIN 11/21/2007 4:27PM

    I am so sorry. I can only imagine how you are feeling. Your husband is wonderful to take time off to be with you and your daughter sounds so caring. I don't know if I should say this but have you thought of all the new opportunities you have now? You could go back to school, you could start a new business. Right now, the world is at your fingertips.

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