Wednesday, January 14, 2009

In Need of a Small Miracle. . .and Some Patience

Today my husband Jim lost his job.  It would be easier if I had work, because they suddenly fired him today, and he hadn't a chance to go looking to bridge the gap more gracefully.  Yes, it's the same old story that is being told all over the country.  I don't suppose it's even interesting enough to get people to follow my blog to find out what's next for us.

I'm confident that we can get through this, because we are graced with wonderful family, friends and as I mentioned in my other blog, a dear little cat who is presently chewing on the knobs of Jim's stereo.  (See her picture above: her name is Xochi.)

It's precisely her mischief that relieves my stress somewhat.  She is so unconcerned, so innocent of the big change in our material situation.  As far as she knows, everything is as it was, and so it may be, in the bigger picture.  We are alive and still under a warm roof.  Today we had omelets and toast for dinner: delicious.  There is one more paycheck and a little money in the bank

Like our country and our world, we're in need of miracles and patience to ride out this storm.  I will continue to post in my Etsy store and make more and more economies, as we try to make the savings stretch over the time till new work comes our way.  I may end up making these postings from the public library if we need to cancel keep reading.  It means so much to me to write.

I do pray that some of you, the ones who like pretty little things might take a look at my Etsy store and if you see something you need, give me your business.  It will feel like a sign that all shall be well in time.  In the meantime, I am learning to be patient.


  1. Clarita, cuanto lo siento! I know exactly how you feel because I, too, was fired from my job and I have been unemployed for over a year! I have a wonderful family and I don't know where I'd be without their support. Like your kitty I have my Hector who is the joy of my days! Hang in there and let's have faith!


  2. Dear Claire,

    I will say a prayer and Rosary for you that your needs will be met.
    My favorite saint is Our Lady of Grace.

    I'm so happy I found your Etsy shop...looking forward to seeing more of your art.

    love and peace,

  3. Aw, Heidi and Sunny. You made my day!
    I will look up Our Lady of Grace!

  4. claire, so sorry to hear about your husband's situation. I hope everything will turn out alright, if you ever need someone to talk to, just email or convo me ok?

    xxxxxxxxxxx hugs. My thoughts and prayers to your family.

  5. Thankyou, Helena,
    I appreciate your offer. In time, I am sure we'll learn from this.


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