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Missed Opportunity

February 12th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

Twice weekly I sit on a bench in a hallway, waiting while Daisy takes a dance class. The bench is quite long - room for many parents - it sits like an old church pew. Earlier this week while I sat waiting a child came by with his mom. "Hey, look, there's money!" he exclaimed as he looked under the opposite end of the bench from me.

I tried to watch without staring as he pulled the change from under the bench. . . two pennies and a nickel. He and his mom had quite a discussion about his keeping the money, and after asking me if it was mine (I was the only person sitting on the bench at the time) she convinced him that he could keep it.

After he left I thought, I'm looking under the bench the next time I come to dance.


I chose not to take the "job" I was offered in November - I just didn't feel comfortable with the group. A friend of mine left her one day per week job and was going to recommend me for it, but that didn't work out either.

My pursuit of goals fizzled out at the end of last year, and hasn't really picked up this year. I have hard time emotionally during December, and it usually continues through mid-February. Additionally, a family member died right before Christmas.

Mr H's coworker retired; Mr. H is likely to get some kind of a raise. I believe he and his boss are negotiating it this month.

I listed an item on Craig's list only moments ago. I tried selling homeschool materials on Craig's list a few times but didn't get any takers.

Still feeling like I need to get my head together!

7 Responses to “Missed Opportunity”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Nice to hear from you! Best wishes in moving forward.

  2. wowitsawonderfullife Says:

    Funny, but I have a hard time with the winter months. It's almost like I have seasonal affective disorder but it's not quite that bad. I can't wait until Spring!

  3. baselle Says:

    Fun hearing from you. Its good that he asked around, but if he found it and no one claimed it, its his.

    I find that as the days lengthen I'm happier and more ambitious. When I can walk out after work and its not pitch black, its a cause for celebration.

  4. shiela Says:

    Glad you are back.

  5. boomeyers Says:

    Make a list to get you motivated. Make a master list of things you want to get done, then break it up into a smaller list that is easy to accomplish a little at a time. Good luck! Smile

  6. Jerry Says:

    Starting with things that are smaller will help lead you to feel more up-to-speed, and remember that winter doesn't last forever! If you feel more in control of some of these things, then you will have insurance that the other stuff will fall into place. Good luck!

  7. Petunia Says:

    Thanks everyone! I am feeling better - we even had some sun today - but am working in other areas of my life right now. Financial stuff is kind of taking a back burner.

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