Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Give Me Trees and Mountains - And Cooler Weather!

Since i’ve whiled away two days by posting entertaining pictures of my dogs and their friends, I thought I’d catch you all up.

Today, a week after my job was eliminated, I finally sent out my last e-mail responding to all the others I’ve received from friends and customers concerning my job situation. Though I wouldn't dream of skipping the process, it is kind of a dying to self process. I'm embracing that. I’ve also been busy taking care of details that happen to you when you leave your place of employ:

  • checking on my flexible spending account and trying to resolve the balance
  • checking on cobra insurance and what to do next
  • checking to see what to do with my 401K

Tonight, I received letters of recommendation from both of my local VP’s. And I cried.

I can’t believe I’m not working with the people in my local office anymore - i miss them. We all got along really well, and respected each other. Surely after all this passes, we’ll be able to get together for lunch, etc. The friendships won’t end, if they're real.

My salesmen and saleslady friends are all checking up on me, and it seems I’m the topic of conversation all over the oilpatch. With that being said, there’s a lot of conjecture going on, and I heard last night that I’ve already taken a new job. This isn’t true. What did Tom Cruise say in that movie? "Show me the money!" Well, if you follow me at all, you’ll know I have a saying for that: “If they’re talking about me, they’re giving someone else a break!”

So...we’re definitely heading to the mountains, and we’ll be gone at least a week. We’re going to escape all the noise, grab the dogs, and drive to the vacation rental ThatManILove secured tonight. It’s beautiful, on a mountaintop, and it was just built in 2008. Granite countertops, deck surrounding the house, I can’t wait!

Upon our return, I’ll definitely start looking for my next new gig. Until then, God bless you all for your constant support. I’ll never forget you, my blogging family!


darsden said...

dang don't you need batwoman with you just in case...? Have fun will miss ya :-)

Be prepared when you get back I am sure you will have to take one of the offers on the table that will be waiting for you...!

i beati said...

where is the mountaintop??sk

A Mom on Spin said...

It sounds great. . . a beautiful way to end a rotten and heartfelt week.

Fragrant Liar said...

We love you, Janie!!! Have a great time at the mountaintop. (MLK was there I heard.) Enjoy your time off cuz when you get back, girlie, it's j.o.b. time. I'll bet that man you love will make sure you get your "me" time.

Hugs, Kimber

lani said...

OMG Im so excited I told Hubby pack the dogs and guns and logs for the fire.....Here we come Janie Girl.....or you could just swing by and pick us up what ever is easiest for you guys....Love U

Bob said...

Rest, relax, unwind, enjoy. If there's anything we can do let us know. Love ya both.

Joanie M said...

Have a safe, fun trip!

Anonymous said...

Good morning from my mountains to yours! LOL

Hey, I've changed my blog...The Blue Ridge Gal is now known as Snappy Finger. Come see when you are done vacationing in them thar mountains.


Jeff said...

Janie, an "attagirl" for you, from me and My Favorite Landman!

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

There is unemployment compensation. Can you stop and take a breather while you have a chance?

Enjoy your trip - it sounds awesome.

katybaker said...

Wish I was going with you. I love the mountains and would love some cooler weather than hot, dusty west texas.

Have a great time and post some pics of the sceanary.