I’m not gonna lie, dear readers – focussing on my blog is really rather tough right now…thanks to all the stress and worry my hubby and I have been feeling ever since he was notified that his job (which was actually a partnership as well) was terminated.
On one hand, doing something I love is certainly a much-needed distraction from our current woes. But on the other hand?? I really don’t want to be distracted; I want to be as involved and supportive and “present” as possible for Robin as he navigates the challenges of finding a new career…and deals with the unfortunate fallout from a nasty business breakup.
While I’ve joked a few times about the possibility of living under a bridge soon – not really so funny, I know – there’s no danger of anything as drastic as that happening quite yet. Still, isn’t it scary how very much the majority of us depend on a steady paycheque (or two) to keep ourselves comfortable?? And how quickly – poof! – that sense of security can be taken away when the financial rug gets unexpectedly pulled out from under our feet??
Not surprisingly, Robin and I are struggling somewhat with a decision to take a little holiday next weekend…our long-anticipated and repeatedly postponed road trip to Cannon Beach, Oregon. But it’s a getaway we both desperately need – we haven’t been on a real vacation together in years – and in light of our current situation, it could very well be the last opportunity we’ll have for the foreseeable future.
Wardrobe-wise, I usually plan what I’ll pack weeks before departure; but three days on the road in a car barely big enough to contain an overnight bag makes the whole “packing” thing kind of moot!! I’m thinking I might just live in my distressed cropped jeans, squared-toed booties, and straw fedora for the entire trip…with a change of t-shirts and a toothbrush, I should be good to go, don’t you think?? 😉