Wednesday, October 18, 2006

"LOOK MOM....I have eyes in the back of my head!"

I wonder where he's heard THAT before?

Well, I was hoping to fill you in on what's been on my mind for the past couple weeks...
but alas...
I'm no where near knowing what I thought I'd know at this point.

Here is what I can say.
My husband's plant is closing.
In other words, in 60 days, he doesn't have a job here.
Yeah, pretty big stuff going on, huh?

Today was suppose to be THE day...
the day we'd know where we were moving,
when we were moving,
how we were moving...
if we were moving...

He's had meetings all day....
We have some things figured out,
and some new things to figure out....
We'll get it worked out.
Even if it means a few more months of uncertainty.

I keep telling Coley it's an "adventure"....
to which my son, who wants to stay right here replies..."well, this adventure SUCKS!"
Yeah, some adventures sort of do suck...
but there is always something good to look forward to.

It's like the movie Parenthood....
when the Grandma says "You know, when I was nineteen, Grandpa took me on a roller coaster."
The son says "Oh?"
Grandma "Up, down, up, down. Oh, what a ride!"
Son "What a great story."
Grandma "I always wanted to go again. You know, it was just so interesting to me that a ride could make me so frightened, so scared, so sick, so excited, and so thrilled all together!
Some didn't like it. They went on the merry-go-round.
That just goes around.
I like the roller coaster. You get more out of it."

I love that movie. xe


Colin said...

So while were on the roller coaster, I guess there will be lots of screaming :)

I Love you and in the immortal words of TG we will "make it work!"

Check out the web page ;)

gabbyfek said...

ohhhhhhhhh man.
this just made me cry
i love you guys so so so much.
crossing fingers.
thinking of you always.

essie said...

so grandma and the roller coster happens to be Tony's ultimate favorite definition of life...He also thinks he needs to come to Miami for your tatoo adventure!

E-there are few coincedences in life, and I agree with Colin and TG, this is something we will ALL make work-no matter what! G-d didn't bring us back to each other to rip us apart-nope, noway, no how!

Since when did Coley-O become our Dahli Lama?! He's totally RIGHT!

sarah said...

oh e . . . i'm so sad.
I will be praying for you guys.
praying the right thing comes along at the right time.
hugs, sweetie.

p.s. love the roller coaster story...
so true.

jenny rosser said...

Holy C-rap. You better call me.

Mara said...

oh e, i am so sorry this is happening.
that is NOT fun.
not at all.
thinking of you.
crossing fingers.

genevieve said...

ok...the simple fact that colin quoted TG makes me know you are going to be JUST FINE. thinkin of you.
xs and os and ice cream.
and cupcakes.

Lisa Truesdell said...

so sad for you and gabs. hoping your adventure makes itself a bit more clear SOON.

Chris-el-da said...

i'm praying

*~*Jocelynne*~* said...

I'm so sorry! My husband got laid-off once, and I still get freaked out when he calls during the day if he sounds down or depressed. Oy!

Good luck though! I'm thinking about you!

{ brooke } said...

big prayers.
deep breaths.
much love.


Darcy said...

I am so sorry. =( This stinks. Totally stinks. BUT it will work out. For this I am sure. I'll be praying for you!!!

Cheryl said...

I love the way you write and express yourself. You never fail to leave me with goosebumps and an Awwwwwe.

Rolloer coaster are more fun. Just make sure to fasten your seatbelt - that way you can let go.


Missy said...

oooh man.
everything for a reason... it's my mantra when things get upheaved...
I'm thinking of you guys.

kristina said...

Thoughts and prayers for you and your family, E! Thank you for quoting that movie. I needed to hear that. I'm going through something similar myself. ;)

Chris-el-da said...

you rawk!
happy birthday!

Rita said...

big hugs to you and your family ((e)). you are all so in my thoughts.

Christy said...

Oh Erika, I am so sad for you and your family. You'll be in my thoughts and my prayers. We went through something similar not that long ago so I can totally relate. Just remember, when God closes one door He opens another.

Hugs to you girlie. :)

RACHEL =) said...

Ohhhhh... Erika, I'm so sorry... I'll be praying for you guys, that everything will work out... sending great, big, giant, huge hugs!!!!!!!!!!