Wow – time really does fly I guess – didn’t realize it had been that long since I had posted last.
Life certainly has it’s quirky twists and turns. As of a week ago last Tuesday, I was laid off by the company I had been working for for almost 2 years. I really wasn’t surprised but still have ran through the gauntlet of emotions that goes along with something like this. I still have my moments, especially of self-doubt, but am working through those.
Since I am over 40, I am supposed to qualify for re-training – so this ol’ dog is hopefully going learn some new tricks. Just what, I do not know yet. There are a couple of local community colleges that offer different programs – I am having to determine whether or not I want to go for 1 or 2 yrs. I know I can get funding through my first year – it will be the 2nd that will be the deal breaker – I just have to explore what options I hope will be available to me. In somewhat local news, there was 1 job posted for a local utility company as a water meter reader – 1400 (yes, that number is correct) applied for the position, over 800 took the test for it. Things are that scary here.
I’ve started studying up on my math & English skills for the placement exams at the college as well as finally starting in on finishing Mirabilia’s Titania. I have 1/3rd already completed (except for the specialty threads and beading) and am trying to get the rest of it done as soon as I can – unfortunately, my right hand has been acting up.
I have tendonitis in my first and middle fingers, and Duputryn’s Contracture in my ring and little fingers (D.C. is where your tendons harden and shorten up on you and your fingers curl inward towards the palm of your hand) – plus to top it off, my right wrist is starting to show deformation from arthritis – oh what fun am I going to have as I get older.
At night I am wearing a glove to help keep my fingers from bending forward so much – I used to have to wear one all the time because of the nature of my work that I was in – I think I will have to start wearing the glove (I have 2 different kinds – beyond at times splinting my fingers) more often during the day.
This is going to be an interesting time, that’s for sure.