Mark's company went through lay-offs yesterday, and although he felt pretty secure, you never know about these things. Another Director had to lay off one of his employees because Mark does not reside in the same town as that employee, and it was a horror story, I felt so bad for the person. When he was told by Mark's friend that his employment was being terminated (or whatever verbage they use), he started crying uncontrollably, saying all he has is work, he has no friends or family. Mark has laid off quite a few people in his career, and he said for a man to start crying like that is a pretty big deal. I guess they are going to get him some counseling and whatever else they can do to help him. My heart broke when I heard that. The package they are giving is quite generous, but this is a bad time to be looking for a job. I feel so lucky that Mark still has a job, I think he does too, although he's leading projects going into 2014.
With all that news, it made me so anxious to get out of school. Who knows what the future will bring? I may only have a short window to attend school full time while we don't need an extra income, I shouldn't be so lazy in practicing. I need help motivating myself though. I think I'll ask my psychiatrist for the name of a therapist when I go see him next time and find out why I'm not more motivated, and how to get that way.
Mark sent flowers for our anniversary last Tuesday and we went to dinner, he also gave me the sweetest card. We're going out of town to celebrate as well, and I'm really looking forward to it! I'm going to miss one day of school, but we have a lot of days we can miss without repercussions. I already picked out the perfect French restaurant for our "official" anniversary dinner, and a few activities to do while we're there. I've left a lot of down time though, so we can lounge around or do whatever Mark wants to do. We're driving for about 5 hours, and being a passenger in a car always puts me to sleep on road trips. Mark doesn't allow me to sleep, he thinks if he has to be awake, so should I, and he wants the company. He'll go as far as swerving to wake me up if I start to doze off. It's really not fair, I have nothing to do!
It's starting to get cold here, I wore flip flops to school yesterday, and when I walked out of the building, I thought that maybe that hadn't been such a good idea. Where I live, we only have 2 seasons: Summer and Winter. This would be the short Fall that seems to last about a week before winter hits. And by Winter, I mean temperatures in the 40's, 50's or so. I think. It's hard to remember what Winter is like, it's so short.
I'm really tired, but it's time to get ready for school. At least it's a Friday, but now not only do I FEEL fat, I KNOW I am from the scale. And now I have to go on a trip knowing this as well. I just hope I fit into my dress clothes for our anniversary dinner.