My life is so boring I haven't felt the need to even put down in words what's been going on. Joe did not get any of the jobs he interviewed for. I spend my time either crying about it or having complete and total panic attacks. Neither are fun, for me or for Joe. I have to admit I am losing hope that he will find a job. Like, ever. I do realize how silly it is to think something like that but you have your spouse go 19 months without a job and then tell me how you feel about it. It is disheartening, to say the least.
I'm one of those people who likes to have something to look forward to. A special occasion. A holiday. A trip. A concert. Something. Well we've got nothing and haven't for a while and it's bumming me out. I have a couple of days off(a few actually) at the end of August and I had hoped to make it up North to see my sees-ter and my Nor Cal blogging buddies but it isn't going to happen. It's just not in the budget right now. I am sad and disappointed about it.
I'm ready for summer to be over. We have been incredibly lucky with the weather here and it has been a very cool summer but in the last week it has begun to heat up. I hate heat. Blech. It's too hot to go walking so I end up sitting inside on the couch for long stretches of time. Not helpful for my negative frame of mind. We have made it to the pool to exercise a couple of times in the last week but it's such a zoo there some evenings that there is hardly room to move, let alone work out. Plus I love Fall. It's my favorite season.
We have really been isolating ourselves socially as well, mostly due to financial reasons. We mostly keep to ourselves, and stay home and shy away from being other people. Not that we have that many friends to begin with. We don't really have any "couples" friends that we can hang out with. We talk all the time about how we need to get out and make friends. We would love to have a group of people to get together with and watch movies, or play board games with. The question is, how do we do that? Where does a couple in their 40's(almost), married, with no kids go to find friends? The bar? The bowling alley? The park? We live in an apartment so we don't even have the whole "neighborhood" aspect. No block parties and such. It's hard for us to meet new people.
How do you meet new friends? I think having children makes it easier, as you have other parents at your child's school/daycare, etc., plus birthday parties and such.
Today is turning out to be another lazy day. We are committed to get out and go for a walk later after it cools down and I have some laundry to do but other than that, nada. Tell me something fun you are doing today. Maybe I can live vicariously though you guys.