My husband and I have never had a honeymoon. We REALLY need a vacation. When we were hanging out with our friends over the weekend one of them said he thought it would be great if the three of us couples went on a trip together. His parents have a time share in Mazatlan.
Tonight we got the call that next August we are set for two weeks in the Mexican sun. I may or may not be able to go the entire two weeks but ten days could be possible. All I have to do now is get my passport and buy our plane tickets. All the more reason to get a job fast since I have the money in savings right now for that.
I googled the time share and the photos are amazing! There are five different sites. I don't know which one we are actually staying at but for your viewing pleasure....
I'm so ready for sunsets on the beach, fruity drinks with umbrellas, sun and sand and surf and relaxation.
Over the weekend we went to a friends son's highschool graduation. We have known his father since highschool ourselves. Obviously the boy in the graduation cap and gown is our friends son. The girl on the right is my SD and the boy on the left is my SS (sorry about the glare from theoverhead lights - this was taken with my phone and photo opps were few).
Our son's friend is headed for the Navy August 3. He's pretty smart and his job is apparently classified. We are lucky and proud to know him and looking forward to hearing about his life in the "real world" as it unfolds.
My SD will graduate next year - I can't believe it.
For a while now, things have not been going well at my job. This is the job I was not looking for. This is the job that was supposed to be such a great opportunity for me. This is the job that was going to allow me to pay off my credit cards - FAST!
I have not been enjoying this job and I definitely feel this is not the place for me. I have felt trapped because I am not in the position to quit due to our finances.
Today I have a paid day off as yesterday I was "let go".
It's a weird situation though. Essentially my company is allowing me to choose my end date. They asked if I would like to work for a few more weeks while I look for a new job and would accommodate any interviews I get lined up.
I'll take it.
So today I spent lounging around at home doing whatever I pleased. I made bruchetta for brunch and got caught up on blog reading while lounging in my new jersey dress from Old Navy that arrived yesterday in the mail. I may even have a glass of white wine that arrived in the mail today from my wine club.
I did look for a new job too.....
So now what? I can't say I didn't think this possibility wouldn't happen. I was preparing for it and socking away money in savings - when I could have been paying off my credit cards. The end date I am choosing will allow me to get paid two more times not counting the paycheck this Friday. That will allow me to put an additional $2000 in savings. I will be able to collect unemployment if I can't find something new by then.
I'm actually pretty optimistic. I have other things to keep me busy right now. I'm taking this great class on reorienting my career (don't laugh) and I couldn't be taking it at a better time.
Oh yeah, and did I mention that I started a production company with two friends I met on the set of the award winning indie film I worked on? We held our first auditions last Monday and the second auditions will be Saturday July 2. We have a Kickstarter video planned to raise the money we need to shoot our project which is scheduled for a weekend in August.
So not entirely freaking out here and am wondering what the universe has in store for me. I'm thinking positive and have great references lined up. It's summer and I plan to enjoy it as much as possible.
We got our car back last night too - it had issues for the second time and the dealership covered it all - huge sigh of relief there.
Forgive me for not posting on a regular basis lately. I have been super busy. Two weeks out of my month I work at least 50 hours a week. I am taking a class right now and trying to get my business off the ground.
Yesterday we went to a friends son's highschool graduation. There is a house down the street from them that I am totally obsessing over. It's 101 years old, has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The front and back porches are nice and deep with a shed out back.
The price has come down $60K since September. It's totally doable for us provided we could sell or rent our condo and we could even do a 15 year mortgage probably. I am REALLY considering this but it makes no sense right now. We are not prepared to buy a house right now. We have no down payment unless we make money on our place. Our commute would be longer. I have enough going on already and yet.....
I can so see my self living in this house. The kitchen and bathrooms would need some upgrading eventually. The upstairs bathroom is tiny, the tub, sink and toilet are crammed in there. It's a four bedroom house with all the bedrooms upstairs so it would be easy to borrow room from one of the bedrooms to make the bathroom more workable. Its double the square footage of our current home and right about what we want size wise anyway.
There are three options to a house that I would want. A converted industrial space loft, a one floor ranch with an open plan and an old house like the one above. Yesterday while at our friends house we walked down and took a peak in the windows. While I am not thrilled about the wood stove in the dining room - that can be taken out. It's double the square footage of our current place too.
This house makes me even more determined to get in to a house by next year if we intend to stay in the area. If we know we are going to move out of state in three years then buying a house makes no sense.
Over the past couple months I have had a project in development. It's getting traction and gaining momentum.
I started a production company with two gals I met on the set of the independent film I worked on a few summers ago.
We recevied almost 20 screenplay submissions and found two we really love which we have optioned. Our first project will start filming in late August. It's a short film but we thought it had potential to be made in to a trilogy which the screenwriter loved. So, she is going to work on developing two more scripts.
Now down to the nitty gritty of casting actors (only two), location scouting (we think we have a place already), getting crew (this is low budget so free is a good thing), finding the equipment we need (currently we don't have any) and getting funding ($$$).
We have a twitter and FB page and will probably use Kickstarter for help in fund raising. Stay tuned, more updates to come!