I envy the peaceful sway of those trees framing my deck right now. When I write, I find myself trying to stare through them for inspiration. Usually, there is all sorts of chaos in my home during a typical day. Looking at those trees becomes a way to piece myself together to carry on.
I wish that I had some good news to report on the job front. During this on and off blogging break, I have been deconstructing our usual job hunting strategies and researching new approaches to this daily task of mine. I was hoping that I would break some significant ground and open a path that looked promising.
I shouldn't get discouraged if I still feel lost sometimes in this job search. Why should it all of a sudden get easier? I know that it takes attention, work, and positivity. It's all about attitude. Both mine and my husband's. The biggest challenge is to keep trying and trying even when doors keep closing.
Even though I thought that I knew it all about job hunting, I found a book that gave me a fresher perspective and new ways to march into this battle. I'm ready for the battle again. I hope that my husband still has the heart for it.
The sun is shining all over me today because it's the first day of summer vacation for the kids! Once it gets warmer, we'll have those bathing suits ready for regular pool visits. Jillian can't wait to pour water over my head (over and over again) with her daisy watering can.
These stubborn coughing fits can't weigh me down when it's hide and seek time. Last night, we played hide and seek with flashlights. It's fun to bounce the light off of the darkened trees and be in the stillness of the surrounding night. I was on the lookout for wayward raccoons though. The kids like to scare me by pretending that an animal is on the approach. They were surprised that I still have some quick moves when I need them. You should have seen my attempts to suppress a coughing fit during my son's 8th grade graduation. I escaped the auditorium rather quickly. I'm popping cough drops like crazy. Looking forward to a cough free day.
Miss you all. I'm so excited to come visit you. It's been too long. Happy Saturday!