Most of my readers (haha, “readers”, like I don’t know you all personally) have probably figured out via Facebook that my husband’s office closed down on Tuesday and he, along with forty some odd co-workers, is without a job. It’s cool, he’s a software engineer, he’s very lucky in that he has expertise that puts him in high demand at a lot of companies in our area, but it is still a bit of a shock. And it’s a little scary, not going to lie! Because, though I am employed, I am a part-time tutor of English as a second language students/babysitter of a fourth grader. Not exactly the kind of jobs that pay mortgages and student loan bills. Our household needs Billy to be employed, if only to keep us in stuffed dog toys for Daisy to destroy on a weekly basis. But it’s going to be okay. And a fun bonus is that Billy is around to help with household stuff, and to play with the animals, and to annoy me when I write blog posts. Just kidding, it’s really great having him around. This morning we went on a trail run with Daisy and Billy’s (former) co-worker Saul and his wolfy dog Claude! All things considered, our lives are still great. And, though we had the impulse to cancel everything we’ve planned for the next few months that costs any money, we decided it’s best to just keep living our lives and trust that things will work out. So last night we had our lovely friends Melanie and Dani over to eat chili and carve pumpkins. It was super fun!
Melanie and Dani carving it up, and my and Billy’s pumpkins, staring lovingly into each others’ eye holes.
Unemployment has never looked so cheerful!
The final product. Billy’s is the large-eyebrowed fellow on the top left, because he felt that the swarthy among us are underrepresented in jack-o-lanterns. The one with the lazy eye is Dani’s creative use of a weird messed up part of her pumpkin. Spooooooky!