Laid Off Again

Sorry my sewing entries have slowed down again — there hasn’t been much going on project-wise.  My stays are close to being finished, but I admit I’ve not been focused enough to work on them.  I’d been very annoyed with myself for not pushing myself harder on some projects, but I realized I need to cut myself some slack.  I’ve had other things on my mind.

A month into his new job, my husband Christopher was unfortunately laid off again.  I’d been hoping to make a big push to buy the accessories and fabrics I needed, and sew like crazy to finish our costumes for the first event in November.  Understandably, there’s been a change of plans, and I doubt I will be able to finish our costumes or attend any events for a while.

I’m sure I’ll especially be sad when I see photos of the upcoming 18th Century Picnic (missing last year’s picnic is what made me realize I needed to try my best to get back to sewing).  There will be other events though, and hopefully soon, there will be another job for my husband so we both can get back on track.

About Cynthia Griffith

I have way too many interests and hobbies, and continually cycle through them -- paying attention to some, while others wait for when I can get around to them again. My main interests are sewing and costuming (I enjoy historical clothing, such as 18th and 19th century, as well as fantasy costumes like elves and hopefully someday even dwarves), as well as getting back to art by drawing fan art of Thorin Oakenshield and Company. My husband Christopher and I spend a lot of time together, enjoying the outdoors and shared hobbies such as juggling. This blog and website is my way to share what I'm up to with friends and family.
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6 Responses to Laid Off Again

  1. I know I’ll find something soon. In the meantime, it’s nice having time to hang out with you, write, and go for walks whenever we want.

    I’ll miss having the time when I find something new, but not seeing the emergency fund get cut down anymore will be nice 🙂

  2. I hope you do find something you can enjoy well enough (for a job anyway.. heh!), that pays enough for us to get the emergency fund back up while allowing us to enjoy life. It’s been a blast, and I will definitely miss that! 🙂

    I will say though, aside from the obvious nervousness about things down the line (we’re okay for now — for anyone wondering), I hate hate hate seeing our emergency fund get cut down. It was nice having it and I definitely want to build another big cushion.

    These days, it seems job stability is non-existent, so you definitely need a big cushion to get you through.

    I will miss you tons! The good thing is we’ll be able to afford more trips and other fun stuff 🙂

  3. Amy McKinney says:

    I’m sorry to hear that, Christopher! What a bummer. And only a month in?? Wow…well, here’s to finding a new (more long-lasting) position to build up the emergency fund. Something will come along. Take care,

  4. Diane says:

    I read about this earlier, but I just wanted to let you know how sorry I am to hear about this disappointing news. What a frustration and a disappointment. I sure hope something better comes along soon.

  5. Amy and Diane: Thanks so much for the replies! The situation is very frustrating, and a little scary, but we’re hoping we’ll come through just fine (if not even better than before — hey, never hurts to be positive 😉 heheh!).

    After venting yesterday, I managed to get a little sewing done. Not tons, but any sewing is better than none. Here’s hoping I can keep it up (although like I said, I’ll still cut myself some slack if I don’t).

    Best wishes!

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