Wednesday, May 21, 2008

News from Camp Pendleton

Grayson has informed us that the Marines will be deploying him on a ship for 6 months, leaving in November. He has 30 days leave before then, so if we're lucky he'll chose to spend that leave time here in SC.
I'm visiting my daughter tomorrow (she's living in Charlotte for the summer) to help her out with grocery shopping and cooking. She's trying a pretty restrictive diet and some nutritional supplements, to see if she can avert gall bladder surgery. She's been doing well since the event a few weeks ago, but in order to get to the point of being really healthy, she's got to stick with this for some time.... there are no easy fixes when you opt out of the surgical method. So I'll be up there encouraging her to hang in there!
I'm getting tired of not having a camera, so hopefully soon I'll just break down and get one, even if it isn't THE one I want.
As for me, I met with a headhunter yesterday about re-entering the workforce after a 22 year break. :-) I may put my school on hold in order to start working. I'm not sure what the future holds for me! Bill's working hard, as always, but his field is severely impacted by the current economy.


Gawdess said...

good to hear from you, hope there is a camera on your horizon!

Scrivener said...

Wow, you've got some serious stressors in your life. I'm sorry, and I hope that all the family medical issues resolve themselves and that it's easy finding employment. Job hunting sucks.

Sentient Marrow said...

Phew! You have a lot going on. I hope you are able to help with the strict diet.

I read your more in depth update on Tia's blog. I hope your interview went well. I had my first interview in years a couple months ago. I didn't get the job but after meeting with the employer, I didn't want the job. They had definitely misadvertised what the position was and were very disorganized. Anyhow, I did get a job reviewing restaurants and hotels but it doesn't pay much. It really just helps Jeff and I to have great places to go on dates.

I liked reading about your ideas about living greener and more cheaply, etc. on Tia's blog, too. I have thoughts like those but am unsure if Jeff and I have the courage to move somewhere else and start over. He has very strong family ties in this area.