Monday, August 30, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
This post is going to seem disjointed because I have a couple of things on my mind.
First, Shane's grandma died this last Monday. She was in her late 70's, and she'd been in bad health. But, it was still a little bit of a shock. She had been at her granddaughter, Ginger's, baby shower a couple of weeks ago and seemed to have been fine. She actually quite enjoyed herself. I guess about a week after that she got a bladder infection and was hospitalized. Soon it spread to her blood and invaded her kidneys. She was gone within days of being admitted. It was fast. Shane was sad, but we both felt that she was ready. Her husband died about twenty years ago. I think she was tired of waiting. But she will be missed. I loved her down-to-earth sense of humor. And, I'm really glad Shane and I got to see her a few times in the weeks before her death. She will be missed. Shane's dad spent a lot of time with her, and spent most of his free time at her home. We're pretty worried about him. He seems ok now, but he has some rough patches here and there. We'll need to stop and visit and call him a lot more for the next little while. He feels very alone.
Next, I had a job interview last week. It didn't go so good. I told the guy who was interviewing me that my job was being downsized and that Roberts had offered me a position as an Assistant Manager at a nearby store (they didn't specify which store). But, I didn't feel comfortable taking that position because it would mean kicking someone else out of their position. He told me that he'd received more than 300 applications for the job he was hiring for, and most of the people were good candidates. He told me that I should really consider accepting the position Roberts had offered. I didn't tell him that I can't do that. I prefer not to specify reasons at this time, but I just can't work there any longer. I need to move on.
It was a disconcerting conversation though. I can't believe he got more than 300 applicants! That is scary to me. How am I going to find a job if that many qualified people are out there looking. I'm terrified. What am I going to do? Please pray for me. I don't want to lose everything Shane and I have worked so hard to get. I don't want to let our family down.