Welcome to a day in my life. I can't guarantee that this will be an exciting read for anyone. My life is filled with all the mundane activities of a stay-at-home-mom just trying to raise her three sons to be the best men they can be.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Saturday night was John's work party. As usual I wasn't looking forward to it. I have to go out and buy a new dress (one which will only be worn once or twice) and all the accessories to match. Then I spend a couple of hours getting myself all dolled up. This is the one and only night of the year in which I can really dress up like a girl. After fighting the traffic into the city I have to spend the evening making small talk with a group of people that I don't really know. The dinner part isn't too bad, but once the dancing starts and the music is turned up, it's hard to talk to anyone.

This year it was very different. A couple of weeks ago, the company found out that the new company that recently purchased them is planning on moving the entire operation to Dallas. Most of the people will be out of work. John was asked if he would consider going to Dallas but we can't make that kind of move at this point in our lives. Matt only has one year after this one in high school and his school is wonderful at meeting any and all his needs. I know that there's no way we would find a school for him that would equal what he has. Spencer is also loving high school at the same school and is thriving musically, socially, and academically. We're not worried, however, because John will be able to find employment easily in his field. What we are hoping for is that he will get a package right before the summer and he will take two or three months off over the summer.

The mood at the party was pretty low-keyed, as you can imagine.


  1. We'll be thinking about you guys as you make this transition.

  2. Transitions can bring anxious moments. We know all will go well for you.

    Dallas is an interesting city. It is a city you either love or hate. House prices are low for a city of their size. Their school music programs are top notch. I would not wish to take the constant 90 degree temperatures from late May to early October. Traffic on most of their expressways is heavy from early morning until late at night...just like the 401.

  3. Hey, maybe he'll get a package that will get you through Matt's full final year.........THEN YOU CAN MOVE TO CALGARY!

  4. that totally sucks - kevin's dad's company just laid off about 500 people, and right a christmas too!

  5. Anonymous1:27 PM

    Wow... that is not good news. I hope that things work out for your dh and your family and that this upcoming reality won't spoil your Christmas celebrations altogether... Big hugs and take care.

  6. Praying that everything works out for you...


  7. Just getting caught up on the blogging stuff - first time I heard about the job. I know that there has been uncertainty for a long time about the job. Hope the transition will go well.
    This uncertainty is something we live with from year to year. It goes with the territory. I try not to think about it too much - especially as it impacts on the kids.


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