Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thursday Thoughts

So we are bracing for yet another Nor'easter here in Philadelphia.  Supposedly it will stay a little farther North so that we won't see any real snow, but either way we will see a lot of rain!  It is chilly here, and I'm very much longing for Spring at the moment.   As I was running errands in my rain boots this morning I kept wishing I was wearing flip flops instead.

And yes I did go through yet another procedure on the vein.  Maybe something was not done properly the first time on the blood clot as the dr actually has seemed very perplexed, which makes me feel rather uneasy.  After the first time I literally had to go back 3 times after because he kept thinking maybe he was overlooking something.  Anyway, the vein was injected with some kind of hardening agent and right now I'm just praying it works.  It doesn't feel good at all.  Pray, pray, pray, pray.

I found out bad news too, the health insurance extension I received when I got laid off is about to expire. So that means I will be without health insurance, something with all these recent issues I cannot be without.  And now I have to seriously figure out what to do. 

By the way, Good Morning America is doing a survey today on the unemployment that is going on in our country at the moment.  They had people tweet them whether they had a job or needed a job, and where they live.  Tomorrow they are going to review the results, to compare it to what the government report says.  Truthfully I'm hoping our government soon wakes up and realizes how many people are still out of work.  I have never experienced such a difficult job market as the one now.  And I'm following all the advice, and every step these so called job experts and recruiter experts recommend.  I've sent out more resumes, written more follow up mail then when I first graduated college.  It's been a crazy experience, and I have definitely learned that some fields of study are much better than others during economically poor times!

In other news, the man got contacted by A&E who wanted to know if he would be interested in being featured in a documentary they are doing on gambling.  Now as you may or may not know, the man runs a side business as a Sports Handicapper.  What that means is he analyzes games based on a statistical models he has created, then decides what teams he feels will win, and sells those picks on his website.  In return people who like to gamble pay for his picks.  This is something he puts a lot of work and hours into. (and when he allows me to I help as well)

First, let me just say I am excited to hear they are interested in talking to him, but I don't know how comfortable I feel about the topic.  It is one thing to do a documentary on sports handicappers but if the focus is on gambling that's a little different.  Concept and editing can vary greatly in the finish product of any tv program.  As he has a regular 9-5 job for which he really likes, not to mention is incredibly successful at, so don't want anything to jeopardize that. (keep in mind us both getting laid off last yr was really scary)   Though if the documentary just pertained to handicapping it would be good not to mention great advertising too.  We'll see.

Life it always holds something.  Lately I feel like I need a life preserver to stay afloat.  Or a double stuff golden oreo, which by the way is made with no eggs and one of the few cookies I can eat.  That little cookie has been such a delight.  See it really is the small things in life that make us the happiest!

Those are my thoughts for today.  And I need to remind myself....

"Expect the best, not the worst, and you will attain your heart's desire".

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