December 7, 2010

the sky is literally falling

You guys, I do NOT say this lightly but am seriously ready to swear and cry and just take off my boots in dispair! Just don't understand why life keep's throwing rotten lemons at me. Even typing this gives me a serious bummer but this is my journal, and you do exist to validate me, so here goes everything.

deep breathe~ing...

JJWT just

got laid off
got fired
got let go
was terminated

moved on from his kickA dream law/biz/med/dental job. This means he is currently as of yesterday pre-employed.

Shrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrriek out NOT in a good way!!!! As in this does NOT normally happen to hotties. I kept my end of the deal by not getting fat!!! Hubby's part is to be loaded!! That is doctrine!!!!! If even WE have a problem these MUST be the last days!!!!!! Why are the economies so mean??

This is seriously effecting me and my needs. My worse nightmare's all the sudden coming true: not only did I gain my first pregnancy pound today, also JJWT is getting all boring and serious and acting like wants and needs are "different" and it is getting wierd. It's like I don't even know him anymore!! He's talking crazy, like, might not even let me go to fetal photo's this week and could end up not waiting til the actual doctor appt to find out what we're having, sad. What is this, the great repression??? next thing you know I'll have to shop at thrift stores instead of just thrifting there.

:(

58 comments:

MamaBear said...

OMg, what a tru tradjuhdee! piuhnears got nuthin on u, grrrl; your trails inspiring me to not complane about mine own.

u betr just tell JJWT if he duznt want u to get FATT, he bettr keep HIS end of the deal up!

this 2 shall pas! hold 2 the rod!

Garrett said...

So sorry. It would be horribly embarrassing to have to use your food storage, butt everything is going to be okay.

Anonymous said...

You poor thing TAMN! What if you end up having to get a *gasp* 2D ultrasound? I mean, the doctors do what they can for poor people...

jdb in AZ said...

TAMN, as JJWT's eternal companion, it's your duty to "provoke him to good works" so why would you allow him to be pre-employed like that?

Since you're already sent out 100 invitations to the fetal photo party and everybuddy is bringing a righteous baby gift, it doesn't make sense to cancel at this point. An at-home ultrasound is so much more fun than finding out the baby's sex life at the dr's ofc. after all. The ultrasound tech who makes house calls will take as long as necessary to get the kiddo to uncross its modest legs and display its privates to 100 of your closest friends.

Laura said...

You mean your dad kicked him out of the family business? I think you need to give your dad a talking to...

Laura Z said...

Haven't been on in a while but saw the FB link to this and .... wow.... the great "repression" nearly made me spit my vanilla Dr. Pepper all over my computer - thanks for being tuned in :)

me said...

I love you, TAMN. Somehow this post made me feel like me and my family will always be okay. :)

P.S. Sorry about the pregnancy pound. That's super gross.

Janelle said...

I thought JJWT worked for your dad. Whose side are you taking?

Colt said...

He has to be so mad at all the Obamunists.

Kim said...

TAMN!!!! You seriously need to set up a paypal donation button so we can all help you out this christmas. I just can't imagine you and Alivyah going without your weekly mani-pedis, that would be like completely sad, like you didn't have a christmas at all!

kris said...

THIS IS NOT FUNNY! YOU HAVE TAKEN IT TOO FAR!!

(I don't really think that. I love this post. I just wanted to be the first one to get offended since I'm sure people will say something like the above.)

love you, girl. hang in there. you can get through this. it's nothing a credit card or two or three or four can't fix.

Cyndi Watkins said...

{frownsmile}

Anna said...

"Why are the economies so mean??"

Oh, that is priceless.

Angie said...

I'm with Kris, there's no shame in racking up a huge amount of debt on a credit card. As long as it's platinum. It totally helps the economy, and then JJWT will get a new job quicker, and then you'll pay them off for the rest of your life like nothing ever happened. Don't change a thing!

Brooke said...

Wait ... why would wants and needs be different?

Stacey said...

First Thanxgiving with the fake family ( how smart of you to get out of that), then the canceled hair appointment and now this?! OH hony your trails will only prove what a richous and great saint you are. Rember, the last days are saved for those who are the most valent and hot or somthing, so dont get lost in poor people dispare. That would be Satan trying to get at you. Make sure you tell hubbers that in order to stay richous you HAVE to use the credit cards and if he loved you he would support you in getting all celeschal and all.

Funeral Potatoes said...

Oh, Tamners! My hart about broke to read this tragic news! I agree with Kim: now is the time to slap a paypal button on this site, stat, so that your readers can pay for your unfortunate choices. Be sure to post pictures of the cute things you are buying at Anthropologie and secret cool-girl stores while simultaneously asking for help. Or get a company to start sponsoring your blog, in return for you gushing about their products.

Maybe you could sell a wretched crafting item in an Etsy store, and get your followers to blog about how 'cute' your stuff is?

Does Lynzzi's husband still have a job? I bet he can still support her 3-a-week mani/pedi habit. Hmmm..... balance of power, shifting. Poor, Poor Tamners.

Grammar G of "Big Beat Battalion" said...

JUST STAY HOT!!! and everything will work out. I think it was the Lord who said that, but it might have been Joseph Smith. They both want you to stay hot, it's just a trail of your faiths! Love you!

Bridges said...

Oh TAMNers, you suffer all your trials with so much grace. We all have to be tested, but someone as pretty as you just doesn't deserve this! Just think of the blessings you will get, and its all prolly in preparation to call you as the Bishop's wife! Better give JJWT the heads up!

Stefanie said...

JJWT needs to reach out to all his Mission companions and friends from MTC. Someone will help him get a new J.O.B.! Thank the lord you have temple recomends. That always puts you first in line for the kick A jobs. Try not to stress Tamners! I've heard lots of stress can make a fetus be born.........BALD! Go get a mani-pedi and hope for the best.

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Anonymous said...

Also, I love your title. Misuse of "literally" = perfect.

Sorry, no account said...

FuneralPotatoes is so right! and even when your debts begin to climb you take those generous donations and buy a new couch from Alice Lane, or Serena ans Lily. Because you deserve it!!

Wendy said...

Hahaha! Great post.

Anna said...

Wow, and right before Christmas, too! At least you won't have to worry about how much you're spending on gifts because you already bought them on Black Friday, right? (But you didn't shop on that day to save money, you did it because it's the trendy thing to do, right?)

Hang in there, hun. At least you haven't moved in with his parents yet.

Frau said...

It's OK to vent about this because 1) It's your journal and 2) If you make lemonade out of rotten lemons than you have hard lemonade and that's against The Plan.

If you open up your scriptures (don't worry, just Genesis which isn't very symbolic) you will read the account of Abraham and Issac. The lesson we get from that is that God gives us trials, but they aren't real trials, just pretend ones. At the last minute he'll say, "Just kidding!" and take the trial back.

So don't try and fix your trial because the world will tell you to "budget" and him to "network" or "retool" his resume. But that's tampering with God's will. You need to embrace your trial and keep shopping because only that way will you suffer as much as you need to before God takes the trial back.

But it is a sign of the time. My friend had to get a (whisper) job. Can you believe it? Her last two babies are in high school and she had to abandon them during the day when they're at school. And that's in ADDITION to doing her own housework on the 6000sq ft house that they couldn't afford three years ago and bought anyways. It's the only way they can keep making payments on their jet skis. They're just scared of how destitute they are.

Job In North Dakota said...

So are you sorry you passed me up?

Salt H2O said...

Righteous and totally popular mormons don't make money from working, they make money from their downlines.

Steph said...

*next thing you know I'll have to shop at thrift stores instead of just thrifting there.*

Love.

Megz said...

I hope you don't eat when you get repressed.....

Gina said...

Totally messed up my original comment! I meant to say that I, too, hate when life throws rotten lemons at me. Seriously, you CAN'T even make them into lemonade.

Anonymous said...

It sounds like you need some retail therapy, SRSLY. JJWT would want you to have nice things especially since you might be headed for the gutter. Plus more beautiful clothes=better mother!!!!!!

Amalie said...

hubby's ARE supposed to be loaded, it's in the family proclamation.

Little Lovables said...

this happened to us too! I believe the term my hubs used was "between opportunities"

it
ll be totes sad when you start sharing your cafe rio salad not b/c you want to but b/c you have to!!

frau, I think I have a girl crush on you now, bwahahaha!!

Nan said...

Oh TAMN, my heart is just breaking for you. You and your precious eternal companion will be okay. The relief society will drop off a food box for Christmas dinner (eww, you'll have to cook the food yourself). The whole ward will give extra fast offerings this month. You've been paying your tithing, plus an extra 2% just in case.

It will all work out for the righteous. Then you'll have a heart warming story to share in testimony meeting for all of the other "pre-employed" not to lose hope. People will cry. Your hair will be awesome. The spiritual high will last for minutes.

Be Calm and Carry On.

Meagan said...

lol @ job in North Dakota! Maybe it is time for TAMNers and JJWT to move into the mission filled?

myimaginaryblog said...

True story: the other day I stopped at a thrift store, just to browse, and it was super crowded--I couldn't even find a shopping cart. And I was feeling sorry for the demographic who really have to shop there regularly. And then I went back to my car, and caught a glimpse of my frumpy reflection in my car's windows, and saw all my kids' litter and encrustations on the floor and seats of our 17-year-old minivan that I had just gotten back from being repaired, AGAIN, and I thought, "What? Who am I kidding? I AM the thrift-store demographic."

(And then I started wanting a new car.)

I'm not telling this story to elicit a sigh of compassionate understanding, but to make you feel better, 'cause you will NEVER be *that* demographic.

Jessica said...

LOL I LOVE Job In North Dakota!!!!
Bahahahahaha!

Laura said...

Oh TAMN, you can also blog about all the ADORABLE things you find at the thrift store while you're poor. Seriously.

Laraine Eddington said...

This is sadder than Tiny Tim's little crutch left in the corner. Dickens has nothing on you.

Jewel said...

Wow. TAMN, does this mean that you no longer have the corner on best life ever? Or because your trials are so intense, you still have the best life ever because you have the most intense trials ever?
What a deep thought.
And Frau--wow. You are incredible. :)

debbie said...

I think there's a scripture in one of those tooled leather, embossed and picture highlighted books of yours that says "When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping" or "the tough go to self-imposed bed rest", or something like that.
But I thought your Dad opened a bank account for your little family and puts regular deposits in it... I thought everybody's Dad does.

Anonymous said...

Job in North Dakota, you are KILLING me.
myimaginaryblog, you are killing me too.
I LOVE this blog. It makes me laugh and laugh.

Laurie said...

Laraine Eddington wins for the best comment. Good holy Moses, that was funny.

(Also, Laraine, I know your niece Brooke. Let's be friends.)

Anonymous said...

Poor TAMN. What will Glamma say?

You could always tell people JJWT quit his job to help managing your blogging business.

hubby and me - mumsy said...

So- maybe you'll have to actually eat some of that freeze-dried food storage that you only bought because it was expensive and easy. Let us know how that works out for you. Yummmmm!!!
I wish I was in your ward to hear your heart-wrenching testimony when this trail has passed.

Renny said...

Frau,
your comment made me laugh and feel embarrassed for humankind all at the same time. Well done.
No worries TAMN, your parents are still paying for everything for you right?

Erin said...

"If you open up your scriptures (don't worry, just Genesis which isn't very symbolic) you will read the account of Abraham and Issac. The lesson we get from that is that God gives us trials, but they aren't real trials, just pretend ones. At the last minute he'll say, "Just kidding!" and take the trial back."

FRAU- this paragraph makes you my hero. I want to note, this also happened to Job. One of God's JUST KIDDING! moments. Tamni, you're almost like Job!! Donchoo worry, this trial will be revoked once God realizes how graceful you are in the face of trial. Plus. you're pregnant. Just carry on as normal.

Don't let JJWT confuse you with differences between wants and needs. That's like saying there's a difference between modest and modest bikini. He's just stressing. Whatever you do, do NOT look for a job yourself. My girlfriend did that after her hubby got economied. ::Shudder:: I can barely talk to her now. But, she doesn't have The Plan, so...
Thank goodness you're here for a perfect example of what to do when your husband is temporarily violating The Plan.

GladysIcanbee said...

good thing he went to biz/med/dental and law school...now he can choose which career to play with.when God closes a door, somewhere he opens a window!

mrs shortcake said...

I'm sorry to hear that! I'll echo the above poster - hopefully a new "window" will open up soon!

Peggy said...

I have been giving your predickimint some serius thot's. Maybe u should get a holyer then thow attitude about how GREEN you are and how you love the earth and are so richeous because you recycle cloths and make super cute KraFtS out of your old stuff and super bargins you found. You could start a new HOT and THRIFTY home-ec tips TREND!!! That wood make you a TreNdSeTteR!!

SUPER CUTE

Anna said...

I LOVE these comments {and the blog- heart you TAMN!}. I want to be witty and contribute but mostly, I'm feeling more downers bcuz some ppl truly think this way. Oh well, I should prolly just go shopping to make myself fill better.

treen said...

I admit it. I read this blog for the comments. Frau (and Mhana, who I haven't seen on this thread) - you're just as amazing as the TAMN master. Or are you the same person?

Crystal Pistol said...

Haven't you heard? It's soo super not cool to be employed or go shopping anymore! And since being cool is all that really ,matters in life you should be GRATEFUL!

I have some really nice stuff like Valentino bags and Prada shoes from when times were good. I LIE. I tell folks they're FAKE made by underprivelgd kids in Asia.

Poverty is the new black.

lgcropper said...
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lgcropper said...

You are not going to have to get a hair school/teach 2nd grade job are you!!!!!????????!!!!!!!!!

Miranda said...

This just keeps getting better and freakishly more accurate! Love.it.

Confused said...

Wait, this isn't adding up. What do you need a Doctor's Appt for if he went to Med School?