I just got laid off from my job.
I was a bit suspicious that I would be included in the massive round of layoffs that were rumored to be happening today (and, obviously, did in fact happen), but I've been there for six and a half years and thought that might save me.
Thank GOD there's a severance package, though my health insurance only runs through the end of the month. I guess we should stop trying to get pregnant. We were thinking about a home birth, and that would've been out of pocket anyway, so maybe not. We'll see.
It's ironic that just the other day I was joking about how great it'd be to be able to stay home, as I'd finally have the time to get my house under control. Now I have the time! I guess I'd better use it wisely. My house is going to sparkle!
Another good thing to come of this is that when I get depressed, I don't eat. The last time I got laid off from a job I lost 20 pounds!
So I'm off to apply for unemployment benefits and schedule a massive round of doctor and dentist appointments for the whole family.
This is in God's hands. I firmly believe that whatever's to come was meant to be. I just pray I have the strength to handle it all with a positive attitude.