Is it a sex blog? A mommy blog? A bitch & moan blog? Um, . . . yeah. This is my place to be totally honest. In my real life, I feel like I'm always lying to somebody about something. Here, I am totally honest. Brutally so. However, no matter what bad things I say about my kids, I adore them and would never ever really, say, sell them on Ebay. The husband, often referred to as Spousehole, is another story. Oh yeah - if you are under 18 (or if you are my husband), please leave now.

Friday, February 22, 2008


I took this picture of my daughter yesterday at the children's museum. She was looking into a triangular mirrored tunnel and I snapped this from the other end. I love how it turned out. No editing.

Spousehole left yesterday evening to go stay with his bro & SIL on the other side of the state. He has a job interview over there this morning. A headhunter sent his resume to an entity over there. They called the headhunter right back and said "We don't have an opening really, but we might be willing to make an opening for this guy. How soon can we see him?" So that's good. Apparently geographic information systems programming is not a common skill. Who knew he was good for something?

Spousehole still has a job here, but we don't exactly know what's going to happen with that. He works for a company that is contracted to a local governmental unit to provide IT services. The governmental unit has put the contract out for bid and is currently evaluating bids and will award the contract soon. It's possible Spousehole's company will continue with the contract, but we aren't holding our breath as the mayor and city council are all about "change" right now. Even if another company gets the contract, they will likely hire quite a few of the current contractor's employees since they know the job, the local politics, etc. But probably not everyone and they may keep people around only long enough to learn the lay of the land from them and then bring in their own people. We just don't know, so Spousehole's keeping his options open and looking into other positions. Though I have to think that if the wealthiest county in the state is willing to consider creating an opening for him, Spousehole's skills are pretty valuable right where he is. We'll see.

We have discussed what to do if he takes a job on that side of the state. He would likely get an apartment with his unmarried brother the chef (who currently lives with their sister). The kids and I would stay put and he would come back on weekends to be with us. That gets Spousehole a place to live and gets baby brother out of sister's condo once and for all (he's been there a couple years and is a little too complacent.) That's not workable forever, but would work for a while. If we decide we want to be together, I put the house on the market and move over there whenever we sell the house (the market in Michigan SUCKS right now). If not, we formalize living our separate lives.

(Edit, 1:08 p.m. Friday) Spousehole just called to say he is headed back here. The interview(s) went well. They took him to breakfast AND lunch at some fancy-schmanzy places. He feels good about it and the headhunter guy called him soon after the interviews ended and said "they liked you; they really, really liked you." But you know how headhunters can be. They are enthusiastic about everything. They are like any other salespeople - just they sell people instead of goods.

It's Friday. I hope everyone has a great weekend. A little par-tay music to get us started:


Weekends Off said...

That's a really cool picture of your daughter!!!

I'm sorry you fell and about the bruises, I was brave and clicked for a bigger picture.

OWCH honey!!! That had to hurt!!!!

I hope you are feeling better soon!

sandyshoes said...

The picture's cool!

You know... the job and separate apt. may be just the right thing. It might be easier for the kiddos to get used to their parents living apart if it's for Daddy's job, and you won't have to explain anything else for a while.

Good news, I think.

The Troll said...

I had a comment but Weekend's magic butt icon distracted me.

Sue said...

Way cool picture, Bunny.

So, are you hoping Spousehole gets a job on the other side of the state or dreading it?

And you don't have to tell me about the housing issue in Michigan. Good grief! I'm going to be stuck with my house unless there's a miracle.

Polt said...

You sing the Pink parts, I'll be Lil Kim! Whatcha say????


Uhave said...

I thought you and Spousehole were definitely getting divorced? Did that change?

for a different kind of girl said...

Tossing my hat in and saying that picture of your daughter is very cool, too! Did she think it was fun to look at?

Vixen said...

That picture of your daughter is awesome.

I agree with sandyshoes and what she said.


LLH said...

I agree with sandyshoes, too. I think it will be good for you to see that you can live happily without him. As for his current contract, most everyone with a skill worth hanging onto just switches badges to the new company unless they don't want to. I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't contact them himself to find something else in another place so he can start "fresh." Who knows... I wish you the best regardless of what happens.