Monday, November 24, 2008


Thanks to everyone for your thoughts and prayers!

Friday morning, we had a meeting with the company that bought us out. We were all under the impression that we would be transitioning to the new company. As it turns out, only 2 people were asked to join the new company - I was not one of them. It was a very emotional meeting and my boss broke down and cried!

I took the weekend and regrouped. I spent time with the people that mean the most to me and now I am ready to face this new challenge!

I filed for unemployment today. I scanned the job listings and had confirmed what I already thought - there are no jobs out there right now! I am going to enjoy being home for the holidays and do all the little extras that I never had time for before.

I have to admit that today I am being really lazy. It is almost 1:00 and I haven't even showered yet! We had our first snowfall last night so I really should shovel but I just don't feel like it.

I have to update my resume. I'm not even sure if I know where it is. I may have to start over. Oh well, it will give me something to do.

I want to say again, sincerely and heart felt. Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers. I really do appreciate them.


Lisa said...

I, too, had to take a couple of days to absorb things and honestly, to grieve some. Now that I've got a schedule down things are actually getting done. Absolutely miraculous.
I'm so sorry this happened but you'll come through this a stronger person Gerri and with flying colors. That's the kind of person you are.
I can't wait to see the gifts you get during this time.
Actually I'm waiting to see some on my end too. ;-)
I'm thinking about you all the time and you know I'm only a phone call away!

ali said...

ok... im just gonna say it! do you have to work? like really HAVE to????
sorry this happened. when one door closes.. blah blah blah.. you get it. love ali

motherissues said...

I know THEY say to get back out there applying immediately, but seriously it sounds to me like you're doing the right thing. You've made sure there's nothing obviously right for you available and now you're taking time to focus on yourself and your emotional needs. What you've gone through has to be totally emotionally draining and it wouldn't be fair to you or your family if you threw yourself into something new immediately.

You and your family are in my thoughts daily. I'm really glad to get an update!

Tammy said...

Just me checking to see if you get this - it couldn't have happened at a better time -i will be in sheboygan alot over the holidays!!
see you tomorrow or wednesday if it gets to late.
Love you

Unspeakable Joy said...

very sorry to hear about the job! whatever happens later, i do hope you enjoy the holidays right now!