Sunday, November 25, 2007

A Fresh Start

Finally, I have some good news to share! This past Thursday, DH accepted a job that was offered to him the week before last :o) Did you hear that? That was a HUGE sigh of relief.

Unfortunately it's not the job that he ultimately wanted but it's something new that he's never done before so it's hard to say what will happen. He might end up really liking it. We took the better part of a week looking at the pros and cons to this new position and in the end, we think we've made the right choice. Things will still be very tight until we get into the new year but at least DH knows that he has the potential to make more money than before :o)

It's been a VERY stressful two months and we're hoping we can breathe a little easier now. I'm hoping this is the fresh start that we have been looking for. No, we didn't move away from the city but maybe we aren't meant to right now. I do know one thing though, we will be moving out of this house! It holds too many sad memories for me and we think it will be a nice change to live in the city again :o)

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No, that's not Hammy. Might be one of his cousins though ;o) This is a red squirrel on the deck at my parents' house. DH and I were there for the day yesterday and I had fun taking some pictures. The squirrel pictures came out pretty good but the bird ones did not as you can see -

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That's a Nuthatch btw. All the pictures were taken through the patio windows otherwise I wouldn't have been able to get that close. My parents serve a buffet of seeds to the birds and peanuts to the squirrels and then my dad wonders why he's getting so many raccoons ;o)


Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Wonderful news! That should make your Christmas a little easier.

Love the photo's:o)

~Tammy said...

So glad to hear your DH has been offered another job! It may not be what he wants right now, but in the long run could be the best thing. A blessing in disguise could be very well in the works for you.

Happy stitching days to you!

Iris said...

Good luck for your husband on his new job !!!

Alberta ('Berta) said...

Cathey, I am so happy for you and your DH! Who knows, this may be the exact job he was meant to have.

It'll be bittersweet, moving, but it's a chance for a fresh start without the sad memories.

As always, your photography continues to make me smile!


Faith Ann said...


Good luck with the house hunt and all that "stuff" that goes along with it.

stitcherw said...

I'm so glad to hear that a job has worked out for him. Hopefully he'll really enjoy it and the challenge of doing something new.

Cute pictures of the squirrel and nuthatch, and I loved your donkey story. The saying of shake it off and take a step up is so true. We have to keep trying and moving forward, otherwise we'll find we are buried under the disappointments and hurts of this world.

nutmeg5 said...

That is great news about the new job for your husband. I hope he enjoys it. And I love the feeder photos, especially the nuthatch.

Karen said...

Great news I hope everything goes well for you

Irene said...

Great news on the job, he may end up liking it more than he thinks. Terrific pictures.

Lori-Ann said...

hip-hip, HORRAY!!

Shannon L. said...

Absolutely fantastic news, and very well deserved. I'm really happy for your DH and you :)

(are you sure that isn't Hammy - maybe he's stalking you :P )

Rachael said...

Wonderful,I'm really pleased , christmas will now be a happier time for you

Jocelyn said...

Oh, WONDERFUL news!! Congratulations! May the sun shine more brightly now than it did before!

Julie said...

Hope the new job goes well for DH

Anonymous said...

Whoo hoo! Congrats to DH! I'm sure this is a huge relief to both of you. As always - love all of your finishes - and the pictures of the animals & birds.
Happy Dancing for you, Cathey!