I know I said I'd be back Monday. But there's been a lot of craziness going on around here. Before I get into that, let me just say, last weekend was wonderful!
Ooo, wait, I have to tell you something. I FINALLY took the plunge (at the urging of many readers [Hi, Karen!]) and came up with a new name for CSJ. For those of you who are new around here, CSJ=CockSucking Jagoff. That was my affectionate pet name for him back when I started this little blog, and I hated his guts. Now, for the rest of the story of how we got to the point we're at now, you'll have to go back through the archives, cuz ain't nobody got time for that!
Where was I going with this? Oh, yeah, his new name! I've decided that from now on, I will be referring to him as Magnum, as in Magnum P.I., since that's his job, too. I don't know why it took me two years to finally come up with that. I tried working with CSJ, and figuring out what else it could mean (Cute Stupid Jerk, Cuddly Silly Joker, um...yeah, see why that didn't work!?) but I had no luck.
So, Magnum it is!
Ok, back to this past weekend. In the windup, I didn't just sit at the hotel all day while Magnum was working. I actually went with him. I won't bore you with the minutiae of work stuff, but I will tell you that we spent about 60+ hours STRAIGHT together. That hasn't happened since our honeymoon, over 21 years ago! Even back during the "good ol' days," we still both had to go to work, so we spent some time apart each day. But, since I went to work with him this weekend, we were glued at the hip all weekend. I was actually able to help him, which was kinda cool. Oo, and as part of our "cover" we went to a few garage sales, and I found an awesome high chair for my Monkey for only FIVE DOLLARS!
But, I digress. The point of this boring story is that we had a WONDERFUL weekend. It was like we went back in time almost 30 years, back when we first met. Even though I was a little nervous about leaving our "baby" home alone for the first time ever, it was nice to just be "us" again (as opposed to Stud's parents, ya know?). Despite the long work hours, the weekend was really relaxing (at least for me!) and I thoroughly enjoyed our time together. I like to think Magnum did, too.
So, back to why I didn't check back in with you on Monday. Monday morning, he left at the crack of dawn, as always, for work. About 10:30 am, he walked back in the door, with a giant shit-eatin' grin on his face. He said, "So,do you want the good news?" Um...yeah....? "I just got fired!" WTF?!?!
I thought I was going to pass out. My heart started pounding, and my head started swimming. I seriously thought I was going to have a nervous breakdown. Now we're BOTH unemployed?!?!?
But, I gotta tell ya, he could NOT be happier. Like I said, he had a giant smile on his face. He just keeps saying this is a blessing, and that God has a plan for him. I'm hoping the plan involves this job he interviewed for last week. He just keeps saying, over and over, "I'm free!" And, trust me, you guys know I understand that feeling better than anyone. It's exactly how I felt when my position was closed. But still....SHIT! Neither one of us has a job now!!
I'm not nearly as freaked out today as I was on Monday. I couldn't even check in with you guys on Monday because I thought I was going to have a stroke. Now that it's been 4 days, I'm much more calm. Don't get me wrong, I'm still stressed and worried, but I'm not on the verge of cardiac arrest like I was a few days ago.
This has definitely put a kink into my plans, though. I spent all day Monday on the CPS website, looking for positions. I had resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to go back to the ghetto. I'm not feeling quite that desperate today, but I think I don't have much of a choice - I'm going to have to go back to work. Unless of course, he gets that job. So, by all means, step up those prayers!
There are a few new options I'm toying with, but I'll save that for another day. This has dragged on far too long already. I'll be back to give you a little more scoop. In the meantime, I'll take all the prayers, positive thoughts, good vibrations, etc., that you can send.