Today, I’m thankful for my job— but believe me, that’s not an easy thing for me to say. I take no pleasure in my job; in fact, I derive just the opposite. It is a stressful, thankless atmosphere that I can never get away from (I’m on call 24/7). Many of the other engineers I work with have been in the exact same position for longer than I’ve been alive; they’re bitter, cynical, and sad. So why am I thankful for my job? Because it is a job– a good job. It’s allowed me to move to Dallas to be with Kevin, for us to buy our first home together, to have the wedding and honeymoon of our dreams, and given us the security and stability for us to start planning our future together. So while I don’t relish going to work every morning, I do love coming home to the Little House, Kevin, and our furry kiddos– and it’s this job (through God) that’s provided me with the life that I cherish so very, very much and for that, I’m thankful.
Just a teenie-weenie design delimma this Thursday: canvas drop cloth curtains. I haz them. I don’t know what to do with them. Paint? Stain? Sew a contrasting panel in? Use them to cover the floor as I hang real curtains? Help! I don’t know what I got myself into.