Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy day and SPOTLIGHT!

Happy Day!

Why you ask? or maybe you didnt ask. Anyway, I had some good news today when I went to check on some possibilities on my future. For those of you who may be newer to my blog, My family income has crashed. Because of lay offs and work now which is apprciated but not very high in the pay, we bring home 40% of the income we were bringing home.

That is not an exagerated figure and we have had to adjust to a hard reality of life. A life of weighing needs vs. wants. For example, we want shoes with no holes in them but we need food on the table. Anyway we have found ourselves doing without so much that we thought we had to have.

This has been traumatic at times. Everyone in this family has had a time when the lack of money has been heartwrenching at worst and inconvenient at best.

So we have had to re-evaluate the direction in career and life in general. We have had some life changing trials and blessings because of them. I hope we are passing the tests we are up against. We are closer as a family for sure.

I am not ready to reveal what is going on because I have to talk to another person first, but hopefully that will be soon. It is a boost to my confidence that there will be a better future and it is exciting to boot! The musing banterer (inside joke for some) has some idea of where this could be going.

So, that was a little long winded, I appologize but I had an entirely different idea for this post. Guess I just can't keep things inside. I know that I do not post nearly as much as I would like to. I do not visit all your blogs with the kind of frequency as I would like. And I leave comments even less. And so in turn I have lost followers. Albeit fringe followers with finiky tastes maybe looking for something different, but they have left al the same.

No crying here, but I have been sittingon an idea for the last week or so. Because we all connect as bloggers, we have this kind of network with each other. But not all of your followers know each other. Neither do mine.

And I have some of the best followers ever! I want to start spotlighting from time to time some of you awesome bloggers. If you know them already, awesome. If you don't, spend some time getting to know them.

Today I am going to spot one of my first blog followers. Her name is Rhonda and you can read some ofher posts in the followng post selections:

First off she tells us what her Kids have taught her

Then, you really need to read WHO AM I? Itis a real self look into herself as a blogger. You may want to read more of her adventures at the SITScation or whatever that thing was that I didnt go to! (couldnt reveal myself now could I?)

A good way to finish up is reading her funny post/poem about her Family.

Check her out. And I am going to do this a little more frequently, lets ll get to know each other a little better! Branch out andfind new readers for our blogs!

Have a great day Stalkers!


EmmaP said...

"Let's get to know each other" eh??? hahahahahaha! jolly good, then... can't wait.

So - FTR, I study in the libary *a lot* cuz a)more ergonomically correct than laying i bed w/ my laptop b)there isn't a sinkful of dishes taunting me... c)quieter and not as many bickering children... well - at least not *mine*... just thought you may want my opinion, hehehe. ;)

Vodka Logic said...

I hope things get better for you. Good luck.
We'll keep reading.

kys said...

Sorry about your employment troubles. I hope things turn around for you.

MissKris said...

I feel your pain and anxiety! When my second child was a newborn my Dear Hubby lost his job. His was the ONLY income. Very scary times and it took a long time to dig out of the financial hole...but with the Lord's help we did it. We've always had to be careful about money because his was the only steady income thru the years...I spent 9 years as a stay-at-home mom, then worked part time jobs. But we've always made it. Always had what we needed, that's for sure. I like your idea of spotlighting different fact, I was thinking about it as I was going to sleep last nite. I don't have many I visit regularly, due to time restrictions at my end, but my bloggy friends are my closest friends for the most part because, again, I don't have much spare time in my life. I will continue to pray all turns out well for you and your family! (((((HUG)))))

caron said...

Sounds tough!! I hope whatever it is that you are referring to works out!!

Rhonda said...

Well holy cow. That was exciting! lol I am actually on holidays right now and almost didn't blog.

Thanks for spotlighting me today!! It's always really cool, too, to see what other people would choose as "posts to read".

Thanks again!!

PS. I hope things start turning around for you!! This has been a long haul!

Summer said...

I used to read everyone else on here. Then I started getting so busy I couldn't even check e-mail. Now I'm just in denial and procrastinating. But I can't complain- I have work.
Well- I hope whatever you're cooking up turns out nicely! It will be fun to hear about the gals I've stopped reading for a while. :)

Tulsi said...

Glad to see a positive spark of light!! And curious. Hope it all goes as you hope it goes.

Ronda's Rants said...

I know Rhonda!!! She is great.
I understand where you are at :)...I hope are situation improves soon too!
It has been difficult but we try to stay positive and think of our circumstances as temporary! :0 (hopefully)
I haven't been blogging lately...I have had to get a "real job" since the business died so I don't have as much free time but you have always been a favorite!
I wish you much happiness! :)

Mike said...

It's hard to keep up with more than a few blogs on a regular basis. Especially if you're going to comment on all of them.

Arielle Lee Bair said...

Just followed her blog. :) Thanks for starting these spotlights! I like it! Good luck with the future plans. I hope everything works out the way you want it to!

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

I agree with Mike, Blogstalker. If one doesn't count on blogging as a business, it is very difficult!

Wishing you and your family the very best during these trying times, Blogstalker! :))

Jenny said...

Our family has been going through some tough financial times. Even with both of us working again. We are still trying to dig out from being out of work for over a year. Our car situation is not very reliable right now. I can only home that the new year will bring new hope for better transportation. As for getting to work everyday, I try to be grateful that I can walk everyday.

I know it has been a while since I have stop by to read your blog,but I still fallow you when I can.

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