Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Making Lemonade out of Lemons!


I don't know about everywhere but here in Florida...unemployment is high! Three family members here lost their jobs in one day last week! We have our own business but have had to make some serious cuts...letting people go is the most difficult aspect...really difficult!

We have stayed busy...accepted work we might otherwise have turned down before.
I think so much of life is attitude...this is not to say I always have a good attitude...my family would call me out publicly if I wrote that I did!
But...so much of what has happened to us... well, I could really be resentful and think it isn't fair because we have worked hard and we are in our 50's....blah! blah! blah!
But...I try hard to look at the blessings I have...and I have many!!

We have to take a job in St. Augustine, Florida because there isn't anything for us in Tampa right now...So...we are making the best of it...we have rented a cute house close to the historical section of town and we will be there for a month! My favorite restaurant Harry's, is a 10 minute walk!
I will be blogging on location...(who's says I can't pretend to be Samantha Brown) turning Lemons to Lemonade!
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25 comments:

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

I'll take those lemons anyday!!

♥georgie♥ said...

You are so positive Ronda! Enjoy the lemonade

amelia bedelia said...

Sounds like fun to be able to live there for a short while. Like an extended vacation. Enjoy!

Brenda said...

Add a little voska to that lemonade and all will seem so much better!
There is a really cool haunted B&B in St. Augustine, you should go visit it!

Brenda said...

I meant vodka - obviously I can't spell!

careysue said...

You are wonderful and we are all in this together!!

jsprik said...

what a great attitude!! hey, we all have our bad days!! like i always say, i don't expect perfection, just your best. and some days your best is ays of sunshine, smiles and rainbows!! sometimes it' baggy sweats and cappuccino in front of the TV!!! I'm just sayin' ;)

I am Harriet said...

I'm with ya!

Jennifer said...

It sounds like a fun new adventure! I look forward to your updates!

Tee aka The Diva's Thoughts said...

We are all in the same boat. Think of this St. Augustine trip as an adventure.

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

It sounds great... you can sight-see and you still get to work....nowadays, who can boast about that a lot?!

Betty said...

....and if you weren´t in your fifties you probably wouldn´t be able to up and leave for a month.
Can´t wait to read what you´ll be up to on location!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

fantastic attitude!

Karyn said...

I would LOVE a glass of lemonade about now!

Debbie said...

I am sorry you are having difficulties but I'm glad you all have something. And yes, I am all about the lemonade.

Cecily R said...

Oh, I so feel you on this one...my husband just got a job after being out of work for four months. We've spent a lot of time working on seeing the blessings we DO have.

And thanks so much for your nice comment on my guest post on Angie's blog last week!

Heather of the EO said...

I'm sorry. And I'm inspired by your attitude, all at the same time. Keep whipping up that lemonade! :)

Ginger said...

It really would be hard to own a business and have to lay off people. I hope everything goes well for you in your "new" city this next month.
Ginger

Rhonda said...

I'm so glad you are counting your blessings!

Scary Mommy said...

That's the attitude!! And those are some pretty sweet lemons!

Jeanne said...

St. Augustine is one of my favorite places in the whole world, but being away from home for extended periods gets old.

Lauren said...

If everyone had your resolve more people would be working! Good for you.

Brenda said...

Good for you! Keep your eye on the positive.

angie said...

I can't wait to hear all about it.

Z's Mom said...

At least St. Augustine is beautiful. I hope you have a great time there. And I hope things turn around for everyone in your family. It is hard sometimes to keep a positive attitude....I've done a really crappy job of it lately....