Marching on


Hey, remember when I used to post every morning, Monday through Friday – and not at all on the weekends?  Well, listen up, my little parakeets: those days are over.

I don’t know what days are upon us.  But the fact of the matter is that my life is different.  I don’t know where it’s heading, but I can feel change a brewin’ – and I don’t think that the posting will happen as predictably (i.e. every weekday morning by 11am).  But don’t panic, and don’t cry – I do enough of that for the lot of us – I could never quit blogging.  I’m just saying that sometimes, I might post a lot.  And sometimes, I might have a couple of quiet days.  And sometimes, I might post late at night.  And sometimes, I might post on a lunch break.

That is, if I get a job someday, and thus have something called a “lunch break.”

Speaking of, I do have a little job lined up for this week.  I’m helping a former co-worker get his new financial company up and running, which translates to “preparing paperwork,” which translates to “data entry.”  I am grateful for a little bit of income, especially while I am crossing my fingers for some other things to work out.

By the way, many of you have checked in with me lately and asked about how I’m doing financially during this time of unemployment.  Let me say this: it’s very wise to have an emergency fund.  Very, very wise.  Start saving.

But also, if that fund isn’t very big, it’s really cool to see the ways that God provides for your needs.  Some of you have been a part of that – you know who you are, even if I don’t.  And so it seems strange to say this on this blog, rather than privately, but this is the only way I know how to communicate to you: thank you.  From the bottom of my heart.  I am humbled, and so incredibly grateful.

Now, it’s off to my new temp job.  The Temptress lives again.

But also, before I sign off, guess what: yesterday, I did two things for the first time.  I ran 11.2 miles.  And then I went to Waffle House.



  1. Greta on March 30, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    I like being a little parakeet.

    Looking forward to seeing what opportunities present themselves this week…!

  2. Little AP on March 30, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    YAY! The Temptress has returned! Congrats!

    Much love,
    Little Annie Parsons

    P.S.! I found out what girding your loins means! At least, I think so… In the first century, men wore dress-like tunics. This is a very difficult proposition if you want to run around, however, so if they did find themselves in a running sort of situation, they would GIRD (i.e. Tie up a rope around) their LOINS (i.e. A name for the tunic-dress thing. Like a loincloth) to keep them out of the way, to be prepared for what they’d have to do to survive in the future. :) ~Little AP

  3. Marijke on March 30, 2009 at 2:59 PM

    Girlfriend: blog when you want to and at no other time. Who cares if we miss you? This blog should be for YOU.

  4. erin, with the fabulous hair on March 30, 2009 at 4:07 PM

    annie, i just have to tell you that you are so brave.

    i mean, waffle house? That takes balls.

  5. hootenannie on March 30, 2009 at 4:08 PM

    Erin, don’t say “balls” on my blog… hahahaha… :)

  6. Tad on March 30, 2009 at 5:13 PM

    Just kidding :)

    I won’t deny that “Tuning In” to find nothing new is a small disappointment. However, writing out of some sense of duty/obligation is lame and I think you are wise to pace yourself.

    I’m pumped for your possibilities, I hope something pans out for you.

  7. Deborah Barnett on March 30, 2009 at 10:03 PM

    I take great pride in the fact that in my 12 years of living in Nashville, I have yet to step foot in a Waffle House.

    I. Re. Fuse.

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