Well, it's now been over a month since I have blogged anything. I have been working on stuff and getting some things accomplished. Unfortunately, depression seems to have taken hold and only lets me free for brief spurts of time. Tommy's nephew has come to live with us. He is one of the few people in the world that I don't get along with. Guess where he is "living" within our apartment? That's right, our computer room! Ain't life grand.
On top of that going on, Tommy is depressed. He wants to get out of New Orleans so bad it hurts. Oh he has lots and lots of interviews and people saying you are just what we are looking for but no offers. Of course, if he were to take a steep decrease in pay, I'm sure we would get offers out the wazzoo. But I refuse to let him sell himself short, or for less than what he is worth. The man works his ass off for his employers. And he is only the second in charge. He came home last week and told me that a couple of people he works with just met Tommy's boss. They didn't know the jerk existed and he has been there for something like 5 years. He hides in the basement and does nothing except shoot the breeze with his "boys". I've met him and don't think a lot of him.
I think spring has by passed New Orleans and we are into summer. Temperatures this past week have been in the mid to upper 80's with 90 to 100 % humidity. For those unfamiliar with this part of the world, 100 % humidity does not mean rain!! You can walk outside and be totally drenched, clothes and all within seconds. Happy happy joy joy.
One bright spot in the whole sordid mess that is my life right now....my 4th wedding anniversary is the 19th of this month. It is on a Thursday, so Tommy will actually have the night off!!!! I am so excited. This will only be the second anniversary we will have been able to spend together. I think I will send him flowers to work. For our first one, he was working in Williamsburg, VA and I was living with my mom and brother finishing my teaching contract here in Louisiana. I sent him a dozen balloons attached to a bucket filled with all his favorite snack foods. He was living in the hotel he was working at, so it went to the front desk. The ladies made a big deal over it and him. Of course they were scandalized when they found out all he had done was to call me and tell me he loved me. Little did they realize that meant the world to me. I thank God everyday for Tommy.