>> Friday, June 26, 2009
So, it's been over 2 weeks since I've blogged. I've been in a bit of a funk lately and just haven't felt like blogging. Plus, I just can't figure out anything worth blogging. It's probably my mood. I'm still in the job market and have had no luck whatsoever. There's not much open in my area. I've just now started to get a little depressed about the whole thing....I've really let it get to me. I've been out of the job market for too long and now I'm afraid I may have missed my chance. This economy really is terrible!
In other news, Jason's been hard at work trimming our crape myrtles and a few other trees. He took out an entire bush behind the garden and things are starting to look better. The garden is growing nicely and we've already harvested several squash, zucchini and green beans. We decided that we both hate peas so he pulled those plants up. They weren't producing much anyway. It's so hot here (highs in the 100s for several weeks now and no rain) that I have to water religiously. Thank goodness my city isn't in water restrictions yet. They practice "year-round water conservation" so I can't water between 10am and 8pm any day of the year. Our backyard is burning up so we're trying to water at night to give it a fighting chance of surviving August.
We've also bought paint and fixtures for the 1/2 bath. We haven't started that project because Jason wants to get other things done outside first. There are so many other projects that we want to start but we can't until I find a job and can bring in a second income. I think that's the depressing part.
My brother has been in Afghanistan for a few weeks now and I've already mailed him a package. He got it in 4 days which has got to be a record! He's doing well out there and has been able to call my parents a few times with a cell phone he bought there. He was at Bagram Air Base when it was hit by rockets but luckily was on the other side of the base when it happened. I pray for his safety every single night.
The most exciting news that I have is that we are going to Maryland on the 1st. We have friends there and we are really excited to visit. Jason was there on business a few weeks ago and said the weather was amazing. We plan to go to Ocean City to check out the Atlantic and an old fashioned board walk, spend the 4th at Antietam battlefield, and then a day or two in Washington, DC. I'm sure that's not all that we'll do, but I'll have plenty to blog about when we come back on the 7th!
Thanks for hanging in there and reading. I appreciate all 3 of my readers!