Saturday, September 20, 2008









David Ridgway

Off to put the dory in the waters of the delta at Brannan Island. Taking the dog - he can't stay by himself - not even overnight as he is getting too old and senile. We may even drag him out with us into the sloughs - tire him out so we can all sleep well tonight. Packing some steak and potato chips... yes, diet is out of the question tonight. Firewood, sleeping bags, and a jacket, as the weather has become blissfully cooled off.

Recreation time taken doesn't feel as good - or deserved since I have joined the ranks of the unemployed. I've been hunched over my laptop at home for the past week, submitting my resume, filling out endless job applications and gaining nothing for my efforts other than one massive pain in my neck and shoulders. No responses to my emails... and I've almost decided to throw in the towel and become a bum. At least until I run out of coffee...

26 comments:

Fred said...

Beautiful painting.

Sorry to hear about the job hunting woes...hopefully something will turn up soon.

Doug said...

Good thinking at the beginning and end.

Country Girl said...

Hello. Came via the black box. Lovely here.

Tom & Icy said...

Makes me think of pitching a tent out in the backyard, but it's getting cold out there of a night.

G said...

Terry, I'm so sorry to hear about the job situation. Not blogging much, I miss some important info. I hope that something fantastic opens up for you. In the meantime, enjoy your steak and fresh air! xox

yellowdog granny said...

I'm so pissed about you not finding a job..that's 2 of my blogger pals that have lost their jobs..you and sling..it sucks..bites and blows..have fun this weekend..

DJ Kirkby said...

Such a beautiful painting...why not write a book on your experiences with the birds while you are job seeking?

SOe said...

I know this job hunting just so well. I feeling with you. After nearly half a year without success in Germany, I didn´t throw the towel - I bought a ticket to Iceland (okay, I had a job offer from IS but I had no idea about this country and my English was terrible - not to speak of my Icelandic). I wish you good hunting-luck for this week!

Will Doohan said...

Enjoy the Steak and the fire, absorb the blissfullness of the woods and put the business world out of your mind. Stay up late and look at the majesty of the stars. It reminds us how small our woes are, and how infinite our happiness can be. :-)

javajazz said...

wow, you're already on it
for resume and job hunting!
good for you!
maybe something wonderful
will waft its way over to you
and suit you to a T...!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful week-end escape to the water filled lands of the delta....XoXo

Ariel the Thief said...

The first paragraph sounded very good, and the second not so much. No worry, you'll never run out of coffee until you have friends over here!

Kelly said...

I do believe your dream job is waiting just around the next bend, so enjoy the scenery as you make your journey... :D

Dr.John said...

Hang in there you'll find something.
In the meantime enjoy the boating.

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

Hang in there. I have been unemployed for over a year. I was suppose to me married by now but things are still in the works. As I am staying home with my boys it occurred to me what my passions are. I have stopped to smell the flowers and take the time to enjoy the little things.

It might get stressful but I promise you you will get calls or perhaps start living your passion.

Take care I will be thinking of you.

sister celtic said...

Yee Haw unemployed God will provide... Strange how things happen.. Enjoy! Love you...

Jamie Dawn said...

Chin up, bum.

:-)

I hope you enjoyed your trip and yummy steaks!!
You DO DESERVE them.

Keshi said...

lovely painting!

dun worry too much...something will come up hun.

*HUGZ* n all the best!

Keshi.

CeeCee said...

Visiting from the the Black Box.
I hope you enjoy your time on the water and with your old man dog.
Good luck on the job front!

Fire Byrd said...

the magic carpet that is the black box brought me here from the middle of England.
hope you had a good vacation and you still have some coffee left.

actonbell said...

Good luck with the job search! And it sounds like you do need this wonderful-sounding vacation. Have a great time:)

DesertHen said...

Arrived here via the Black Box.

Your weekend outing sounds like a lot of fun.....=)

I grew up in CA, but now live in NV.

Fred said...

A regular....but the Black Box sent me here a few times. How cool!

javajazz said...

just checking in...
sending xoxo

jeff@sally said...

Yeah! I finally found you via the black box after days of deciding. :) I hope you have a wonderful time with our dear Aunti. Love you,

Sal

smile-a-mile said...

the oldest blog I ever came across :)

good luck with ya job hunting; just wait for ya kill :)

got to you through black box