Saturday, November 14, 2009

Pity Party

Last week Joe went on two job interviews. I was so hopeful he would get one of them.

So. Hopeful.

Last night when Joe came to pick me up from work he told me that they had called. He didn't get the jobs.

I was so disappointed.

So. Disappointed.

There were tears. Lots of tears.

And a general feeling of gloom and doom that carried into this morning.

A total pity party ensued. There was moping involved.

Later in the day Joe decided I needed to stop moping around and he dragged me to the Mall with him where they were having a job fair.

It was a total bust. There were supposed to be 30 prospective employers there. There were about half that. Three different booths that Joe approached weren't even hiring.

Ummmmmmm............excuse me but what are you DOING here then? Isn't the whole point of a job fair for businesses in need of employees to find people to hire? Perhaps I am mistaken.


After we went to the job fair we walked around the Mall. While we were there we saw Santa. Times must have been slow for him because he was standing outside his house and not sitting on his throne.

Upon seeing him I said(possibly shouted):


Sorry for the poor quality. Cell phone pic.

You know. From the movie Elf. When I turned to say something to Joe, he was totally walking ahead of me, looking the other way, pretending not to know me. Heh.

If you can't embarrass your spouse in public, then who can you?

I have since snapped out of my funk. I'm done having my pity party. A pretzel and some sour jelly bellys may or may not have had something to do with it.

I have to believe that he will find a job. I can't give up hope.

Here's the scene I was acting out, in case you have no idea what I'm talking about. This movie cracks me up!


M3 said...

Oh man, I am so sorry to hear that. I would have had a big ole pity party too, probably with red wine and an entire bag of hershey's kisses or something. Big hugs.

2china4S said...

A person can only take so much, we all have those moments. Heck, after the fiasco of my bio mother's refusal to help, I too had a major PP. I snapped out of it because I have SS to care for, even if I can't take care of myself. :)

Glad you were able to find your way. Wish I had seen you reenact that scene. Funny! I always say that I'd do anything for JJ, SS and P, except stop embarrassing them.

Keeping you guys in our thoughts and prayers.

Ashley said...

It is good to let yourself feel what you feel. It will happen. I'll be thinking good thoughts for you both!

Carrie said...

we are all laughing over here!

Rhonda said...

I would SO pay money to see you do that. ;)

Sending good thoughts on the job front.

Snowflowers Mum said...

before I even scrolled down I knew you were quoting 'elf' are a rock star M, and the job will has to.

Jenna said...

I have to rent a Christmas move now.. I love Christmas. I was already thinking about putting my tree up today since I am stuck home. (my son a very contagious illness so we can't go anywhere.) Also I was looking for an excuse.

I am sorry.... I can't believe the job fair was such a bust. I can't imagine how hard it is not being able to find a job for so long. I know we are truly lucky because it might not be easy to find a job here but it is possible.
I really just can't imagine how hard this year has been on you and Joe. I will continue keeping you in my prayers... praying that God will get your through this and get things back to where they should be for you guys. Have you heard anything from your doctor, I know a few weeks ago you said you were not feeling well.

Journeywoman said...

I can't believe there were people presenting at a job fair that weren't looking.

I hope things get better for you guys very very soon.

Polar Bear said...

I hope things fall into place soon!

Love that Santa could pull you out of the 'funk'! :o)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

You are entitled to your pity party... go, have fun, enjoy it... I sometimes think if I don't hear something soon I am about to have another... I have been very grouchy of late though...
Glad Santa perked you up... should have gone and whispered in his ear for a speed up of referrals and a job for Joe... hugs to ya...

3D said...

That not only bites!!

I adore that you still find fun in crap situations.

I heart "Elf" too!

Keep smilin!

Kayce said...

Yes, pretzels and jelly bellies would have fixed it for me too. YUM!!
I'm continuing to keep you guys in my prayers, something WILL come along!! Hope!
Hugs my friend.

Dawn S. said...

Love, love, love that movie.
My DH just learned that after Jan 29 (oh, and after 11 years) he no longer has a job. So sorry to hear that you are going through that as well. I also ache for you as you wait for your daughter. HANG IN THERE! I hated hearing it, but OH MY is it ever worth it. You have my total support as you wait.
We also wait for two from Haiti. I know the pain. xoxoxox