What a difference a week makes! As I type this, Kevin is on his second day of training for a new job! It’s the same work as the job that disappeared last week – driving disabled and low-income patients to medical appointments – but for a different company. The amazing thing is that it is for a bigger, more stable company, he’ll get more hours, and the pay is (slightly) better. As I look back at the past couple of weeks, and how everything happened, it is easy to see how God worked things out for the best possible outcome. I hope that next time I’m in the middle of a crisis, I remember this and don’t panic!
I really appreciate all of you who were praying for us, sending good thoughts our way, and continually leaving me words of encouragement here and on Facebook. It’s been a long nineteen months of unemployment. In a lot of ways we are stronger for it, and I am so relieved to be coming out the other side of the tunnel.
Now, for the reminders. Next Thursday, the 31st, is the day that I will be posting my review of My Antonia by Willa Cather, along with a Mr. Linky for anyone who is reading along for the challenge. Our read-along title for February is Bleak House, so don’t forget to get your hands on a copy. It’s a chunkster, and you’ll want to start reading on the 1st!
I will be absent from the blog until the 31st. I am reading a lot, and enjoying it very much, but am not finding the tme or motivation for blogging about said reading. I’m hoping that taking a short break will bring my blogging mojo back – and that I can use part of the break to get some posts written ahead for those busy days that sneak up on me. If I’m still feeling in need of a break after the 31st, I may take another week or two break. I love my blog, but lately, every time I think about, I feel guilty. I need some guilt-free time with no blogging commitments.
I will, however, be reading and commenting on your blogs – probably more! – because that never feels like an obligation. 🙂 See you around the blogosphere, and I’ll be back soon.