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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:29 PM
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I am laid off! Ask my anything!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 04:30 PM by fudge stripe cookays
Yes, it's true. I made it through 5 years of uncertainty at my job, and got laid off very spur of the moment today.

You know what? I'M ECSTATIC!

I've been utterly, completely miserable at this job for at least a year...waking up in the morning was a drudge, I hated my life, I hated my boss, I hated most of my coworkers (fundies and Bushies, most of them), the MS was starting to take its toll on my mental faculties for such a technical job, I creid constantly, and I was hating life. PERIOD.

2 Fridays ago, I was really glad I had no sleeping pills in the house. Because I would not be here right now. reprehensor was at his wit's end, begging me to get on some anti-depressants. I don't need them now.

This is the best thing that could have happened to me. They eliminated my position, so I get full benefits, severance, continuation of coverage, the whole shebang!

When my boss told me it was effective immediately, it was all I could do not to jump to my feet, yell "HELL YEAH!" and hug her. I was like, "You mean I can leave her right now and go play today?"

I haven't completely lost it. I know I'll begin looking for a job soon(there's a non-profit training program I want to take some classes in); but this unscheduled little break is going to do me a world of psychological good.

Thanks to my wonderful aunt, who left me a goodly sum in her will recently, we were able to pay off all of our credit cards, and all but about $3000 on our car (it's a 2003 Honda Civic). So we're doing OK.

I get to sleep in tomorrow! :D
FSC

PS- Sorry for the copycat, Priyanka-- it just fit!
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:35 PM
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1. fantastic news losing your job
i applaud your very healthy attitude and this is a case when losing a job is a great thing

im a strong believer in fate and if a job drains your life then something has got to give

congratulations fsc
hope this will mean other wonderful healthy things for you
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:37 PM
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2. Thanks dear!
Very appreciated. When the big guy closes a door he opens a window, right?

:hi:
FSC
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faithnotgreed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:39 PM
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4. oh so right
and i had meant to also congratulate you (and everyone in texas) for a certain other bright news today
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:38 PM
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3. Congratulations, I guess!!
If you are happy, then that is great!!! :)
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:24 PM
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32. Thanks Shell!
:hi:
FSC
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:39 PM
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5. Though I find it odd I am writing this, Congratulations on being laid off!
:applause: :bounce: :woohoo:

Sounds to me like it was time for a change for you any way! So glad that this is not bad news but good news for you fudge stripe cookays! :hug:

Take the time to relax and recharge! :hug: :loveya:

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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:40 PM
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18. Thanks sweetie!
Hope all is coming along well for you in re-grouping as well!

FSC :hug:
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:57 PM
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25. Am in the hurry up and wait, wait to hurry, it will happen one day
stage. I'm just doing what I can do! :hi: :hug:

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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:39 PM
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6. Hey, good for you (I think!)
Are you still thinking about moving to another city? :hi:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:39 PM
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17. YES!
The good thing about this is that I can expand the job search to ANYWHERE more liberal than here.

Just need to see how much $ we'll need to fix up the house before we move.

FSC :hi: NNNS!
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crispini Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:47 PM
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7. Awright, you go girl!
Glad to see you have gotten what you need! Yay! :thumbsup:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:38 PM
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16. I was gonna try to sneak down to see you...
after I got done in personnel, but they were keeping a pretty close eye on me, and didn't want to get anyone in trouble.

So I'll see you at the party if I don't run into you somewhere else.

:hi:
FSC
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redqueen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:48 PM
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8. Oh wow... congrats!
:hi:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 04:48 PM
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9. Well if you're happy
then I'm happy!
Way to go! :bounce: :hi:
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:10 PM
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10. Woo-hoo!
Glad to hear things have worked out for you. Enjoy some time off, and I hope your job search goes well. :thumbsup:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:23 PM
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31. Thanks sweetie!
Party's still on! No worries there! Hope you guys can make it!

FSC
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asthmaticeog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:14 PM
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11. That's AWESOME, FSC!
You were counting the seconds til you could get the fuck out of that job anyway. Right on.

:toast:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:41 PM
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21. Thanks dude!
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 05:42 PM by fudge stripe cookays
:toast:

FSC
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renate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:17 PM
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12. congratulations!
It's wonderful when things all fall into place and life just feels RIGHT.

:party: :party: :party: :party: :party:
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Richardo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:17 PM
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13. I'm happy for you, fsc!
That seems to have worked out about as well as it could. :D :thumbsup:

Best to you and reprehensor! :hug:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:59 PM
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27. Yep, it's great timing!
When I think how I almost gave my notice last week...and how I could have lost all this....

:-)
FSC
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:18 PM
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14. Wow, FSC. You seem like such a happy, 'up' person when I met you at
the DU thing at Blue Mesa. Sorry to hear you've been so miserable, but I'm glad that the source of the misery is removed.

Anybody who'd have an "Evil Dead" avatar is OK in my book.

"We can't kill Shelly! She's a friend of ours!"

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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:21 PM
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29. Thanks hun!
I'm basically a pretty happy person, but the job had gotten to be SHIT. How could I concentrate on widgets when the world is falling apart? I want to have a job where I can be active helping people.

The Betaseron I have to take for the MS can also cause depression, so I didn't have much of a chance for fighting it!

Did you get your invite? It's not showing as opened in e-vite. LEt me know if not; I can resend it. :-)

FSC


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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:29 PM
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15. You know what, FSC? I might be in the same boat soon.
And you know what? I don't care, either. I'll use the time to go back and further my education, then get a better job.

:hi:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:41 PM
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20. Well, I'm hoping for whatever will work the best for you.
I'm lucky that rep still has a job, otherwise I'd be pretty worried right now.

FSC
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GOPisEvil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:43 PM
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22. I think I'll be ok for 12 months or so.
I'll be on another path long before then. *knocks on wood*
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:40 PM
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19. no problems..i dont think this is a real copy cat anyway
glad you are happy about this
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Beware the Beast Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:49 PM
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23. Bravo, FSC! Welcome to the Dole!
And like you, after the initial shock, I was glad to be let go. Since my company was dropping people like flies anyway, I knew it owuld happen, and my last moths there were miserable.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 05:56 AM
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56. Thanks Beastman!
Hope you and Mrs. Beastman are hanging in there too!

I used to worry so much about what would happen if I left. Maybe 6 months to a year down the road, but not now!

:hi:
FSC

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UrbScotty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:54 PM
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24. How is the sanctity of your marriage?
Hmmmmmmmmmmm?
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:27 PM
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33. ?
reprehensor is my rock. I know this has been difficult for him watching me go through so much. He has been so wonderful with all my health problems this last year.

We went through a lot to be together in the first place (he started off in Alberta, and I was in Texas. 1999 was hard, seeing each other every 3-6 months!).

We try to remember that every day, so we continue to value each other. We kiss and hug all the time, and fall asleep holding hands. We're entirely too cute. Seriously.

FSC
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 05:58 PM
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26. Don't think for a second..
.... this releases you from any of your social obligations :) :) :)

Well, there are few things in life more draining than hating your job - that much I know....
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:31 PM
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34. Hee hee!
Nope darling, the social season has just begun!

The soiree at Castle Giles is indeed still on, and will be the event of the season!

:D
FSC
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Merrick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:12 PM
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28. Reminds me of my good old days of 2 years ago
Edited on Wed Sep-28-05 06:13 PM by Merrick
when my company laid me off. Got 2 months severance + all my unpaid vacation and sick time, leaving me with about 3 months worth of pay. It took me almost 3 months to get a new job, but its a better one (in a University research lab as opposed to a shitty corporation), and although I spent a fair deal of time pounding the pavement, it was kinda like getting 3 months paid vacation.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:22 PM
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30. Cool!
I'll hope for the same. I plan on being mobile, so we can have a stopping off point on our way to moving to Canada.

Glad you're happy now too.
:hi:
FSC
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:39 PM
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35. hey lady!
glad you are feeling good about events. Isn't it odd how life can surprise you in ways that turn out to be very good?

Now you can think about what you really want to do. And that's very cool!

:grouphug:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:04 PM
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38. Hey!
Thanks for the encouragement!

FSC
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wildeyed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:49 PM
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36. Woohoo!
Glad it is working out for you. Sounds like it was time to move on anyway, and now you can do it with full bene's! :)
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Wapsie B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 06:57 PM
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37. Congratulations!
I know how it feels to hate your job. I had one that I left in '89 that was driving me to that same point you were in. It was as if the weight of the world was off my shoulders.
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JohnnyBoots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:14 PM
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39. Same boat losing my job on Friday and sooooo looking forward to it!
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:24 PM
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40. I LOVE FSC! Ask me anything!!!
What can I do for you, for starters? You are a class act, and I want to help. What can I do for you? :D
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 05:54 AM
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55. Hmmm...
COME DOWN FOR THE PARTY, DAMMIT! :cry:

Barring that, send Pop Tarts! :9

Lorves me some SS! Thanks sweetie!
:hug:
FSC
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greatauntoftriplets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:24 PM
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41. Excellent news, apparently.
Good luck with whatever you decide to do for the rest of your life.

:hi:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 05:59 AM
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57. Thanks hon!
I'm hoping it could be Chicago. Or Madison. Or Seattle. Or Portland. ANYWHERE more progressive than here. My job hunt is wide open.

FSC
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:27 PM
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42. Congratulations!
I hope you find employment doing something you like soon, but in the meantime enjoy your downtime.
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:28 PM
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43. Sometimes an event like yours can be a definite turning point
in your life. I had been stuck in a dead-end job in Miami, FL for 10 years. I was laid off with 6 months severance pay and full insurance benefits for 6 months. I had just discontinued a long-term dead-end relationship at the same time. I then moved up here to North Georgia, where my two sisters lived. That was the best move I had ever made. After a series of free-lance jobs for about 3 years, I now have a fantastic position with a publishing company and I couldn't be happier. Good luck. This could be a stroke of luck for you as you will probably find a job that you will enjoy.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:02 AM
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58. I'm glad it worked out for you, too!
I did a huge uproot/return to school thing about 11 years ago, to train for the career I just left.

I THOUGHT it was what I wanted to do. I wanted to make money. I did that. But the people I worked with were all assholes, many of them (with the exception of the lovely crispini and a few other people).

I want a job where I might be making less money, but can go home at night knowing I helped to make someone's life better.

FSC :hi:
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XNASA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:29 PM
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44. Don't do anything drastic.
I'll be right over. ;)
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:03 AM
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59. He he.... n/t
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Parrcrow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 07:31 PM
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45. I'm.....
sorry to hear that.....? :shrug:

It sounds like you and Mr Cookay are going to be just fine :grouphug:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:04 AM
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60. We will, thanks!
Thanks for the group hug!

FSC
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yellowdogintexas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 08:41 PM
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46. well, good for you!!! It is a good thing to be happy
obviously you are ridding yourself of some serious stress here.

Stress is not good for us,even if we are 100% healthy.

Enjoy the job hunt!!!

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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:05 AM
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61. I don't know about THAT, but....
I'll enjoy the time off for awhile! I've got a trip I've already booked to Madison for early November for more research for my family history, so I can't really do much before that. I'll heat up the search right before I leave and kick it into high gear when I get back.

:hi:
FSC
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Shine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:16 PM
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47. Good for you!
Enjoy this time and use it well.

:hi:
~Shine
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fortyfeetunder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:26 PM
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48. glad it is going to work out FSC
enjoy the R&R and look forward to the next adventure, hope it's better than that situation you were in.
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jane_pippin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:27 PM
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49. I'm happy you have some time for yourself...
Congratulations to you, and here's some advanced good luck/vibes/thoughts on your classes and eventual job search.

My dad went through something similar not long ago--even the MS--and he's realxing and taking time for himself too. It does a body good.

:toast: to you!

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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:07 AM
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62. Thanks Jane!
Tell dad I said hi, and "hang in there" on the bad days! Thanks for the good vibes! I may need them in this job market!

FSC
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spacelady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 09:58 PM
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50. Since it's an "ask MY anything" post, I wish to ask your
elbow what it is going to be leaning on tomorrow.

Sorry, couldn't resist--but seriously, speaking from experience,
personal and observational, you will always end up better off after these situations--timing is everything!
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:09 AM
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63. I see you had a secret viddy camera in my office!
Cuz that's pretty much been my pose the last few months.

Thanks for the encouragement!
FSC
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:01 PM
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51. I'm so happy that you are happy!
this sounds like a very good thing for to have happened. Your health, both physical and mental will benefit by leaps and bounds! I wish you the absolute best that life has to offer. May you realize the dreams you have and live every day to the fullest!

:hug: :woohoo: :hug: :woohoo: :hug: :woohoo: :hug:

aA
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:11 AM
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64. Aw thanks Auntie!
Coming from you, it's like family! :hi: :hug:

FSC
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:22 PM
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52. *hugs*
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Blue-Jay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:25 PM
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53. Now is the time to move to Chicago!
The job market is pretty good here, especially if you're interested in working for a non-profit.

Sure, there's that whole 5 month winter thing, but it only seems like it lasts three years per season.
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:15 AM
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65. Workin on it!
It'd be nice to live somewhere close to the family stuff so it'll be easier to finish my book!

Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Madison...anywhere more liberal. I may see you guys if I have to come up for job interviews (she says, crossing her fingers...)!

FSC
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swag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-28-05 10:29 PM
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54. El Gordo o La Flaca?
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:17 AM
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66. I love you guys.
Last night we had a huge storm roll through here-- thunder, lightning, etc.

The power went out a couple of times, but even though Fargo was freaking out, I was so calm and completely undisturbed. Zen even.

Thanks for the well wishes everyone. You're all the best.
FSC
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 08:53 AM
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67. We love you, too, FSC-
So, what are you going to do today, with a lovely stretch of unplanned time ahead?

This would be my fantasy morning, if it were me- I'd stretch and roll around, still in bed, laugh a little, finally get up and make some coffee, scrambled eggs on toast with cream cheese. And some orange juice! Then, I'd bring it back to bed along with a couple of my favorite books, read, and pig out shamelessly. Then I'd call my friends at work and coo sympathetically. }(
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:08 PM
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68. I did that!
:D

'Cept for the scrambled eggs and cream cheese part! Called one of my best friends and we caught up, started "Must Love Dogs" (chick lit- always good for post lay off reading needs), loved on mah dog, had leftover spaghetti for lunch (the spaghetti thread the other day inspired me!), and was FINALLY able to open the windows after the storm last night! (Our temps went from over 100 to the 70s at LAST!)

Plus, much napping ensued! And I have some Cherry Garcia in the freezer for later. I'm all set!

:hug:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:43 PM
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71. Ah, NICE!
Great minds- I got a glimpse of Shell Beau's spaghetti thread and I became FIXATED on spaghetti for dinner! I have leftovers, too! :D One thing I'd forgot to add in my just-laid-off fantasy morning was Little kitty Sophie time, giving her bellyrubs, which she LOVES, and then maybe snuggling up with her on the couch to watch a movie. And Cherry Garcia! My God, woman! You know how to LIVE.

:hug: :hug: :hug:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:17 PM
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75. Wish I had a Little Kitty Sophie...
:-(

Instead of Hellcat Molly. She's not a cuddler. But I did let her get up on the window sill to enjoy the nice breeze. She dug that!

FSC :hi:
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Sugar Smack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:00 PM
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78. Oh, I must brag on little Sophie now- this is she
when she was only a wee bairn!



and here's the little lady now:



Also, if I had time and wasn't so hooked on DU tonight, I'd watch a movie. "Kill Bill 2". And eat bonbons stirred into ice cream. I really am happy for you. :toast:
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Tafiti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 12:19 PM
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69. That is truly some great news!
You sound so happy, and I'm happy for you. :bounce:
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:39 PM
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70. Thanks taf!
Plus, unlike most normal people, I actually get excited when I receive death certificates in the mail (genealogy fiend).

I got two today! Yay! I'm working on my family history right now, with a cup of hot tea.

FSC :hi:
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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:49 PM
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72. Hooray!
Now go sit on the couch and eat some Bon-Bons, damn it! :P
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fudge stripe cookays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:15 PM
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74. Beat ya to the punch!
Only it's Ben and Jerry's. My two best friends!

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Susang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:27 PM
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77. Sometimes
If you're lucky....

They put Bon-Bons in the Ben & Jerry's! :9
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bleedingheart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 01:49 PM
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73. I am happy to hear that it is a good thing for you...
Have fun and relax!!!
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Cathyclysmic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 02:24 PM
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76. Congrats!
I heard last night about your fortune...yay!!!!

Now you can start chipping away at your list of things to do if you only had time! :toast:

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Nikia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-29-05 06:10 PM
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79. I am happy for you
Sometimes, circumstances really do have a lot to do with how we feel. Sometimes, as in your case, our circumstances can change dramatically for the better. It can feel like a miracle.
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