Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New Developments

I had a dream the other night that I met that loud Italian dude from TLC's Cake Boss (I've only ever seen promos for the show), and I couldn't wait to update my Facebook status. In my dream.

When I woke, I promptly decided to abandon social networking.

Because: come ON.

I'm steering clear of Facebook and Twitter for at least seven full days. Facebook and I will likely work it out. Twitter and I are quite possibly breaking up for good. Twitter assaults my senses. It may give me a stroke if I don't learn how to use it properly.

Today is Day 3, and I feel better. Clearer. This morning I baked muffins, for JC's sake.

Plus, I've got a lot to mull over this week.

I was laid off last week. That is, my position was eliminated.

As a family, we're grappling with a lot right now. But in lieu of focusing on the negatives (LACK OF INCOME HOLY SHIT), I am looking forward.

I'm an accidental stay-at-home mom.

And right at this moment, I'm looking at my sleeping boy in my arms, and I'm thinking: this happened for a reason.


Perhaps he needs me more.

6 comments:

gobblesmom said...

we cancelled our cable a few weeks ago and have been waiting for fios to be installed. i have been debating even having them come out because it's so refreshing to watch one thing on a network channel than turn it off. props to taking space from social networking.

also, that picture of you and your boy is adorable!

i'm sorry you were laid off - i didn't even know they could do that to someone who was on family leave. hoping you find what your looking for - either staying home or a better position that will allow you to be home with your son more!

Homevalley said...

Thanks, GM... We have been pondering turning off our cable as well - this new situation might push us over the edge!

Still figuring things out... but we'll get there.

Sarah Mahalo said...

Ugh- yay to staying home with the little one, boo to having someone make the decision for you (although, blessing in disguise, no? You have NO CHOICE but to figure it out.)

Keep on keeping on, lady!

Jennifer Kay said...

Hey that's the first time I have ever seen a picture of you, you guys are so cute! Everything happens for a reason, I know that's hard to hear but it's always been the case for me...

Homevalley said...

Thanks, ladies. I'm sad, but it's nice when life throws a curveball sometimes. Unexpected good things.

*claire* said...

thanks for your kind comments on my blog! :)

i totally understand about the social networking thing (i actually just blogged about the relief i felt in not using it for a week - and i agree with your sentiments - come ON!)
sorry to hear about your job, but looks like you have an adorable little boy to help make it better!