Thursday, June 5, 2008

A Sense of Accomplishment


This is NOT my house, but I am too chicken to take pictures of my house and post them. So I lifted it off Google.

I started working back in February. Since then, my house has gone downhill. You can just imagine from February to June how horrible my house looks. I was planning to start Monday on getting the house back in order and getting some things done. Monday morning I slept in a little bit and then got up, showered, got dressed, put on my make up, got Carson ready, and was walking out the door to buy Jordan's Father's Day gift at 9:00 a.m. when Jordan called me. This is normally his break time, so I didn't think much of it. He told me he was coming home to help me clean (he was off the week before from work with only Monday paid and felt guilty about not cleaning that week). Come to find out, he was calling to tell me that he had been layed off. I freaked out and bawled. I just kept thinking that this could not be happening to us because we have another baby on the way. With Carson we weren't prepared because I was on birth control when I became pregnant with him. With this one, we were so prepared. Both of us were working. We had killer insurance (which we had already met the hospital deductible with thanks to the kidney stone incident). Then we found out that my ESE unit was being dissolved, so I have no job next year. Now Jordan has been layed off and our killer insurance is only good through the end of the month now. Anyway, now that I have totally vented and did not intend to do so when I sat down to blog...it has taken me a few days to get over this fear of unemployment and now I have refocused my energy back on getting the house in order. Today I have cleaned my kitchen. I promise we're not dirty people, but man there was a lot of work to do in our kitchen. Now my floors are nice and shiny. The room smells of cleaner. The stove top is scrubbed along with all of the cabinets and counter tops. There is not a dirty dish in the sink. It feels GREAT! We'll see how long it will stay that way with a two year old, a husband, and a wife that loves to cook.

5 comments:

Alice Wills Gold said...

Meagan, this sucks, but don't worry, God will provide.

i'm kelly said...

oh no! that is awful. you & your family will definitely be in our prayers. i know everything will be okay.... just remember the sun will come out, tomorrow.

Alice Faye said...

My heart really aches for you right now but I have faith all will be well. We are here for you!!

Alice Faye said...

Commet #2:
We have been cleaning Mom's house for a week now and had two huge garbage cans full of "stuff" to throw away. What a chore. I don't know how she feels but I like how her house is looking. I guess it's better to get a lot of this done now than "later." I'll try to do the same for all of you.

Kimberly said...

Hey, sorry to hear you're having so many things go wrong at the same time. Matthew 11:28-30, I believe everything happens for a reason. You and your family may already be close to God. But as you get even closer to Him, you will feel like Alma -- Mosiah 24: 15. Hold tight to the "iron rod" and hold tight together as a family. All will work out for your good. I will pray for you and your family. I wish you all the happiness living the gospel. I was also born and reared in Florida (Jacksonville), now I live in Utah. The best place in the world. Thanks for letting me visit.