Just a note here to clarify something that's been bugging me.
On so many blogs, it seems like the purpose is to complain, complain and complain some more. I've been looking over this blog and thought to myself: "Self, it seems like it's more of the same".
Fortunately, self responded "Not so, Director. You are merely keeping a log of your activities in seeking out a replacement job. I mean, look at the nice Thanksgiving and Christmas messages you've posted!"
By golly, he's right! I mean, I'm right. I mean .... never mind!
I hope that if y'all see me getting to 'whiney' and down in the mouth* that you will post a comment and remind me that I'm actually doing ok, and you are, too.
The positive messages can keep us all going strong when the situation looks bleak. And when I find something positive to post, I will be sure to do so. :-)
*Which brings to mind the old joke about the person who dreamt he was eating marshmallows and when he woke up found he'd chewed a hole in his feather pillow. When asked how he felt, he replied, "Oh, a little down in the mouth!"