Saturday, August 22, 2009

Season Of Change

Good Morning, Ladies!! I know I haven't been posting lately. But trust me, I have been around. We have just had more "drama" going on in our lives, and I rather not all my posts be negative so I decided to not post for awhile. Or at least, until I felt I could post about something positive.

Oh heck, I will just say it because quite honestly this blog is really supposed to be a journal so to speak. My therapy, if you will. A way for me to vent and get things off of my chest, right!?!?

Well, since I last posted "Big Daddy" lost his job. Which was a big shock. As some of you may know our story, "Big Daddy" has only been back to work now for about 11 months after being off for almost 6 years due to a injury (and 16 surgeries) he received at work. So, this is something we really didn't need to happen right now. But then again, who really needs to be laid off!?!?! Anyway, I guess the real kicker is that fact that he works for my parents. So, there was so many mixed emotions that came with this lay off.

We have known for awhile now that my parents company had taken a HUGE hit because of them not getting paid for a multi-million dollar job they did. They are in the middle of a law suit to get their money, but we all know that can take a very long time.

Long story short, my parents own a construction company and the whole family is employed by them. My brother, brother-in-law, uncle, husband, etc. But at this time, my husband was the only family member laid off. Which, was an extra kick in the gut. You see, because of my husband being off for all that time due to his injury , I suppose he lost seniority...which I think is BS!!!!

Anyway, after talking to my Mom this past week, I feel a little better. My Mom (who BTW, NEVER cries) was crying. So, I know them laying Ed off wasn't something they wanted to do. But at the time, I couldn't help feeling hurt that he was the only family member laid off (at this time). Especially, since my brother-in-law started working for my my parents YEARS after Ed. But in all technicality he has more seniority at their particular trade. You see, whenever Ed went back to work, he was no longer able to be a Laborer. So, he joined the Operators Union, which Ben has been a member of longer. Make sense?

Not to mention, I also felt hurt because you see my sister does not work outside of the home, where I do. And sometimes, I feel that my Mom and Dad keep Ben working because of that. I feel that they think Ed and I are better off financially than them. So, they continue to work Ben because of that and that bothers me. I LOVE my sister with ALL of my heart but I work because I HAVE to. Always, have. With Ed being injured all of those years, I had to work for medical benefits, etc. So, I have never had the choice. And she could do the same!!

Luckily, my husband is Union. So, we are hoping that he will be able to find work very shortly. But, as we all know how the economy is and with his injury we are both praying that will be sooner than later. But in the meantime, we are putting on our "big girl" (and big boy) pants and trying to remain positive.

So, with all of this....needless to say, I am ready for some changes. I am ready for a "clean slate", if you will. I am ready for positive things to start heading our way. I ready for a new season...

I am ready for the beautiful colors of the leaves that Fall brings.....
I can't wait to go buy my mums, I LOVE mums. How about you? What color is your favorite?....
I can't wait to see everybody's Fall displays. Full of pumpkins and gourds....

I can't wait to sit back on a nice cool, crisp Fall day and watch this....

While eating a nice hot bowl of this....


So, what are some of YOUR favorite things about Fall!?!?!?!?









9 comments:

wrcdgc said...

I am so sorry about your husband losing his job. It's hard when you get used to that extra income and bam it's gone. I will keep you in my prayers. My story is a little different but I have also felt my parents have worried about my sister and her family more than mine. I also love my sister as well and would never wish her and bad luck or harm. BUT I would also like to feel that support she gets sometimes.

Love fall colors, sweaters, and crispy air.

Donna

April said...

So very sorry about your husband's job loss, Carrie. We were in your shoes about a year ago, but kept trusting that God would provide...and He did! Keep the faith, my friend!

Andy said...

I'm so sorry about your husband's job.. I know how you feel about your sister- I have 3 sisters, and I can relate. I will keep you in my prayers. I love the beautiful Fall pictures you posted. Love mums.. my flowerbed is the
devils triangle - I put plants in but nothing ever comes back out LOL

american girl primitives said...

Carrie,

Sorry to hear about your situation. I will pray that he finds something soon. Hang in there and stay upbeat!

I like baking in the Fall and hot cider. I also love to take a drive or a bike ride so I can see all the leaves changing.

Carey

Pam said...

Wow that is a blow and I can understand your feelings with the family. Does every family have 1 child that seems to get all the perks??? My hubby and I have the same problem with both our sisters and I have decided it is because they are the weaker and needier or so it seems! I will keep you all in my prayers that he finds a job soon.
I too am ready for fall!
Pam

OldeAnniePrimitives said...

So sorry to hear about your husband losing his job. Hope he finds something quick. And hope it doesn't cause too much tension in your family.

Love your photos! Everything you listed are my favorites, to! Love the beautiful fall colors, the crispness in the air, and love the football season, too! ~~Annie

ohiofarmgirl said...

Seems like working for family is almost never a good idea...maybe this is your lucky break...to get away from their control in your life. blessings..Dianntha

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