Wednesday, November 10, 2010

When life gives you lemons...

They always say when life gives you lemons make lemonade. Yeah! Lemonade. I love lemonade.

Well guess what? If this were really true we would have lemons busting out the windows. And we'd have so much lemonade you could put a tap on the front of the house where it would pour freely.

I won't go into all the details. But let's just say things have been a lot better here in the Mulkey household.

I'm not sure who we pissed off. But we did something to someone because bad news seems to be following us around and we can't shake it. We have family members that are ill, businesses that are hanging on by a thread and jobs that are going away.

It's astonishing how much bad luck we're having.

I know we'll get past this and it will all be a distant memory. So can we just fast forward to the good part? Because I'm a basket case of nerves. I'm not sure how much more I can take.

And why is it that every show on TV has a family, or couple, or business on the brink of collapse? This isn't making me feel any better. Some of my favorite shows have story lines like this, ie. Parenthood, The Good Wife, Mad Men, Apprentice....all have story lines around the economy. It's all just a little too close to home. I'm watching TV for a little comic relief from my world. I don't need to see it on TV. It's stressing me out. I guess I'll have to watch something else.

It's interesting. When you see shows like this and you're not in a similar situation you have all kinds of ideas on what the characters should do to improve/change their situation. You know what happens to me? I get an immediate shiver of dread from the top of my head to my toes and a knot in my chest that is the most sinking feeling ever.  It's awful. So why do I watch these shows? Good question. For one, the story lines were not there in the beginning (except for The Apprentice). And two, I'm a creature of habit. I like these shows. And I shouldn't let them bother me. THEY ARE NOT REAL. Oy.

So please forgive me if you read a blog entry like this from time to time. You are my therapy. I don't want to be like the TV shows that drag you down. So I'll try not to go here very often. But it is what's happening in my life. So in the interest of keeping it real please bear with me.

I'm all ears if anyone has any FABULOUS news to share. (Or a job lead.) Bring it on!


  1. I'm sorry you are so down. Please, remember that everything happens for a reason, and a better job is around the corner. I know it's easy to say but, I truly believe that good things happen to good people and you are one of the best!

  2. Thanks, Sarah. It's been really tough around here. It wouldn't be as bad if the cost of living in CA wasn't so high. But it is. So it just makes it ten times worse! Thanks for all the happy thoughts.

  3. Kris: Sarah is so right. Good things will happen to good people and you and Don "are good people". I know that there is a job just around the corner that will be good for you, and hopefully somehow Don can manage to come out on top as well! If it helps at all, your family is all behind you and supportive of you and we love you guys a ton! Keep your chin up and you'll find a way out.
    Love, Dad


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