Well I figured that if it has been Twittered, then it is fair game to share: Christian is no longer employed.
Yes, we suspected it was coming. No, he does not have another job lined up yet.
And yes, he did have to give back his amazing almost-brand-new MacBook Pro
* sob *
That part has been a crushing blow because it was so awesome. Well, I say that, but I never actually touched it. It looked awesome, though.
We are super thankful that they gave him a severance-type package. We have a little less than 3 months to find other employment.
Since we both work in technology, this isn’t the first time for either of us. This is the second time for him since we’ve been married.
I don’t write about this for sympathy (although maybe for a little bit of publicity in spreading his resume!).
But I’m not going to lie to you, it’s not the most fun. I know I’m not supposed to worry, God will provide for us. We have seen it happen before, not even 4 full years ago.
Despite what the feminist agenda might claim, I don’t relish the position of being the only one working. I know we need to save money, and as the person who does the grocery shopping and the cooking, I should be the one to figure out how to do that. But it is very difficult for me to figure out how to do this while still working full time. I have been trying to get back to my pre-baby menu-planning and coupon-shopping ways and I’ve done pretty good so far, but we’ve still had to resort to buying food 2-3 times a week when I just run out of food and/or ideas. Obviously, this needs to stop. I’m thinking of making a list of easy meals and just keeping the ingredients in stock and rotating them. Maybe I’ll make a list of them here on the blog.
I’m also on the lookout for more vegetarian crockpot recipes. So if you have any of those, pass them on!
Also, jobs. You know.