Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Biggest Loser Ever: The Economy

Before I get into the doom and gloom, (Oh, I bet that made you want to read on didn't it?)I just wanted to say congrats to Helen, who won this season's Biggest Loser. Not only is she a woman, but she's also 48. That's what I'm talking about, people! The at home winner was 64! Great season, my favorite so far!

Now for the DOOM: My freelancing writing seems to be slowing down to the pace of a salted slug. (How's that for a visual?) Which is why I am blogging from home instead of S-bux, because my coffee shop money just got reallocated, to, oh, I don't know, ELECTRICITY! FOOD! WATER! As we tighten our belts, I discover that mine is especially tight. Must be all that toast. Hmmm, maybe I should run more.

Now for the GLOOM : Community Partner's For Affordable Housing lost a grant they have been receiving for the last four or five years. It's the grant that pays my salary among many other important things. So the job I adore, the one I have put so much effort into is gone, poof!! No more. What is heartbreaking is how hard it is on the kids whenever anyone leaves. On the upside, I am leaving a wonderful YA library, thanks to you all, and I am still volunteering my time for book club. So all systems are still go on that front. The downside, I have to get a full time job. Hopefully, I will be able to find something that I love as much as I did this one.


Rachel Vincent said...

Oh, I'm so sorry!

Sheri said...

No one is safe in this economy, especially us freelancers and anyone who is working off grant money. I am so sorry about your job. It really sucks!

Love the salted snail visual though - well, I didn't love it, but you know what I mean - it was succinct!

Amanda Ashby said...

Teri - that sucks so much about your job - not just because you loved it, but because they obviously loved you as well. Boo. Hope you get something as equally wonderful soon!

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