No Need to Sugarcoat

I’m not going to lie.  I will not sugarcoat, obfuscate, or otherwise shield you from the harsh truth I’m about to hurl onto your computer screen.  Brace yourself.

Job hunting sucks.

It sucks hardcore.  It is the single most frustrating, harrowing, life-shortening thing ever.  Sure, I should probably add a disclaimer about how lucky we are that looking for a job is our biggest worry right now as opposed to life and death health issues or a tyrannous government, but dude.  I’m not a saint.

Wes has been looking for a job for four weeks now.  He’s had some great interviews, taken countless phone calls from recruiters and hiring managers, and had at least three people tell him enthusiastically and with much sincerity that he’s perfect for the job and can expect an offer soon.

f-Rockstar-Kitten-2710And now he has an offer.  A very, very good offer.  An offer that he just accepted for a job he starts work at tomorrow.


Let me tell you a little something, dear readers: The relief over here at Casa de Mitchell is freaking palpable.  Wes gets to wake up tomorrow, get dressed, and head off to work like the other sleepless masses and he couldn’t be happier about it.

After all the late nights spent at school, and all the interviews and applications, Wes is done.  He has a job.  And he’s going to rock it.

Join me in congratulating my tireless, attractive, geek superstar husband, won’t you?

5 thoughts on “No Need to Sugarcoat

  1. WES-
    “FREAKING HALLELUJAH” Congratulations on da job offer! You are a lucky man of only having to go at it for four freaking weeks! YAHOO!!!!

    Ok so if you really dressed up that Kitty, you need to hop on over to Susie’s blog. Or is it a stock Photo? Wes knew her from CBC youth group back in the day. You must see the “beautiful” crap they bought at an estate sale. This kitty cat is just screaming to be paired up with one of their finds….

    Susie blogs, and she’s good at it gosh darn it. So like her!


    I can’t even imagine how super-de-doubledy-duperly thrilled the both of you are!

    YAY, YAY, YAY WES!!! !!!! !!!! !!!!

    (There aren’t enough exclamation points to express how excited I am for you!)

  3. -Amy, I found that picture online once when I was trying to find a picture to send to Wes to encourage him while he was looking for a job. It’s a rockstar kitten. It makes little sense but it made him smile so that was the whole point. Seriously though, if Wes had been at that estate auction he probably would have wanted the prospector too! The man loves kitsch!

    -Blanche, Awwww, thank you so much for your exclamation points! There’s been a lot of good news floating around both yours and my family lately :)

  4. Yay! I totally understand your feeling of relief! We felt the same way when Henry got his job offer before Christmas. It’ll go a long way in making the birth less stressful, too!

  5. -nancy, NO KIDDING! Now every time Squishy’s head starts up with the incredibly strong pressure I don’t feel panicked. I’m more like, “Yeah, baby! Go Squishy go!”

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