I'm halfway to 70. I'm 5 years away from 40. When did I get this old? How did it happen? How did 35 sneak up on me?
Hubs and I had a nice birthday lunch before he had to leave for a gig for this evening. I plan on taking a nice long nap in a little while. And when I get up, I'll continue to tweak my resume. Sounds like an exciting birthday, doesn't it? :) Maybe, in honor of my new middle-aged-ness, I'll drink a glass of warm milk, take an aspirin and go to bed at 8pm. :)
In other news, I filed for unemployment online today. I've never had to do that before. I am wondering though...the website says I have to make five contacts per week. What if there aren't five contacts to be made? I mean seriously, I only saw ONE job that is SOMEWHAT related to what I do. Somewhat. Not really even that much. So do I just contact people/companies that have nothing to do with what I do just to make that quota? What do they expect you to do in that type of instance? Any advice would be great, because this is just all so overwhelming to me. One of my coworkers said he feels shameful for filing for it. I don't. The way I look at it is that I've paid into the system all these years that I've worked (since I was 16, with no breaks), and I was laid off. I earned what little $ I'll get from it.
I'm done putting up my Christmas trees. I'll take pics tonight and share tomorrow. Between putting up my mother's decorations for her over thanksgiving, and putting up my 10 c-mas trees, I'm done. I was so excited thinking I'd share in the blog festivities of holiday decor, but I don't have it in me anymore. My trees are up, and that's all I'm going to do. Well, not entirely true. I did put up the dogs' stockings and a couple of things throughout the house, but honestly, I only put out about 1/5 of my holiday decor. I'm just not in the mood.
As you can tell, I'm having a difficult time adjusting. I swear, I'll get out of this funk eventually. I think I'm entitled to it right now though. I've actually been feeling a little better about it all. But today I'm kind of sad. It's not fun spending your birthday by yourself. Because of hub's work, I've had to spend quite a few by myself. And anniversaries. Oh well.
I do have something to look forward to though! I got two pairs of cowboy boots on ebay for my birthday present from hubs! And I got them for way cheap!! I'm always looking out for a bargain! If they arrive in time, I'm going to wear them to one of his gigs this weekend. I haven't bought cowboy boots in such a long time. The last pair I got was way back in the day when Justin lace-up ropers were in style. I didn't know they had gone out of style, but the lady at Pinks Western Wear said they had. Hm. So, being a bargain shopper, I went to the western store, tried on several pairs for sizing, then found some on ebay for CHEAP! Yay me! One is a pair of gorgeous brown Dan Post boots, which probably retails for $150. I got them for $16!! I thought shoot, for that price, it would be sinful to not get them. AND!!! My best score: a pair of killer black Lucchese boots with white stitching, brand spanking new, for $76! They retail for about $300+. Yay me! My frugality pays off once again!
Oh! I hear the dogs at the front door barking...I wonder if my boots came in the mail?!
Edited to add: the brown pair came! And they fit. like. a. glove! (Can you see my fur socks? Yep, I haven't shaved my legs in days. I hope this doesn't become a habit. Yuck.)