Friday, September 11, 2009

HOLY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES BATMAN!

So, I'm still pretty, meh, today and spent the morning answering emails and pondering a few things. Last night on the phone I was speaking to a friend and I said, "Something's gotta give". I can't keep going like this. Paying around $200 a month for non covered medications is digging a deep hole of debt coming up towards $7,000 on credit cards at %19 interest. Scary.

My sons need things for school and bus money to be able to get to school. I almost cried buying my oldest 2 pairs of shoes a few days ago. One was a pair of runners for gym and the other I made sure was completely water proof because it rains so much here. When you have one pair of shoes to walk in every day they better be able to withstand any kind of weather.

Not being able to works sucks hardcore and it hurts to not be able to give my sons things they need. The mounting debt has been making things harder and harder. I'm resilient but, come on! I just wistfully wait for the day that I can tackle that debt and move on. It will happen..it will.

So I decided to take my book out into the sunshine to read. I usually crack out one of my vintage dresses (thrift stores are the best) and look all dolled up because I'm trying to make up for lost time. Make up for being ugly for three years, that is.

But for some reason today I slipped into an old pair of jeans that I used to paint in. I rolled up the legs so they are calf length, pulled on a summery black top and left my chemo curls flowing around my shoulders. I popped on my Jackie-O style sunglasses and walked out the door.

As I walked I passed through the square that has the old but still running live theatre. I sat on a stone bench in front of the open workshop doors and opened my mail. My hydro bill is double because I missed paying it last month somehow (stupid chemo brain). I sat a little confuzzled and noticed a man chatting to a woman outside of the shop.

I finally had someone I could ask about where to buy gaffer tape! Gaffer tape is used in music and theater shows but I'm looking for it to make a hoop. He asked me if I was looking for real gaff tape or the shiny kind, which I'm assuming he meant electrical tape. I said, "no, the real stuff", then in passing I mentioned I used to be a scenic painter in a prominent theatre but live in this neighborhood now.

I don't remember the exact words but he said they are often in need of casual set crew. I said, "Oh, who would I speak to about that?" He answered that he is the guy because he's the production manager. Then I introduced myself and he asked me to drop off my resume. I thanked him and went on my way, after telling me where I could get the tape I need. DOUBLE SCORE!

So, I went to university to move away from scenic painting but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth. Scenic painting without a doubt I can do, although I don't know how my body will react to that. I know my Dr. said no but this is casual work...

As I walked away I stared at my stiff hands and gave them a stretch. Will they work? If I can't do this, I can't do anything...

I can do this, I can do this, I can do this.... fingers crossed X a million.

15 comments:

Caroline said...

You CAN do it!!!

BaldyLocks said...

Thanks Caroline, I'm going to give it a shot!

Bohemian Chic said...

You know you can do this in your sleep..I love that you threw on your Jacquie O glasses..you are so my Charlotte

Sara Williams said...

POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE = PMA!!!

You CAN do it! You CAN do anything you set your heart at, you have to believe in yourself.

This is a gift from God, a challenge, how exciting! Who knows what doors it will open for you xx

Maverick Malone said...

You can you can you can!!!

Think like the little engine that could <3

Nice blog, too...

shagpile said...

Of course you can do it! Take it easy but don't regret a missed opportunity. :)

SillyLittleLady said...

You can do anything you set your mind to :) and it sounds like your mind is set! Congrats girl!

Blue & White Wear said...

Wishing you the best!!! Hope it all works out for you!

Dawny said...

Absolutely !!!!!!

yayyyy

go for it

xxxxx

Ann said...

Wow, the universe is speaking to you! Sounds like a fabulous job, good luck. :)

Kate Burton said...

Never know where the next gig is going to come from, hope this one pans out!!!

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Jens said...

Normally, I would now cross my fingers, to wish you good luck for the job. But in Germany, this practice is not common. We press in such situations the thumbs (literal translation).
To better understand:
1st - bend your thumb into the palm of your hand;
2nd - enclose the thumb with your fingers;
3rd - now press your thumb with your fingers;

A strong gesture, I think?

So I press my thumbs for you!

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