Recession Mama

{June 23, 2009}   What’s Going On?

by Katy

I don't really work behind a desk, and I hope I don't look like this man.

I don't really work behind a desk, and I hope I don't look like this man.

You may have noticed that we’re a bit MIA these days.  Well, I can’t speak for my other Recession Mamas, but for me, LIFE just got really, really busy lately.  I have been finishing up a show, and I’ve worked 12-15 hours a day, 6 to 7 days a week.  I missed my cheap dad‘s Father’s Day dinner on Sunday because I had to go to work.  Fortunately, my dad doesn’t think I’m now the world’s worst daughter, but he did joke that I was working so much, I was probably making minimum wage.  Well, I did the math, and I’m not.  But you know what is so different about me today?  I’m not complaining AND no one is commiserating.  Instead, if I even mention that I’m working…everyone just says to me… “well, at least you’re working” or “it’s good to be working.”  And I completely agree.  I’m extremely grateful to have a job in this recession.  I love what I do.  I like the people I am working with and for (I know ending a sentence with a preposition…or dangling participles…or whatever it’s called.  I’m tired…what do you want from me?).  And at the end of the day, I am able to pay my mortgage and put food in my stomach.  Life is good.


carla says:

Katy’s Alive! I know you’re super busy lately. I miss talking to you on the phone for hours and hours, but I totally understand. I especially like you saying “it’s good to be working”. As someone who was laid off, it’s tough listening to people complain about working…saying things like, “I have to work a weekend shift” or whatever it may be. No complaining! Yay. Life is good. : ) Now, back to this wedding… : )

Katy says:

I miss talking to you too!!

Lydia says:

Life IS good, whether you’re working or not. 🙂 I am blessed to be working for the same production company for more years than I want to put on the internet….. When you love what you do and you work with an awesome team, life gets especially good!

Katy says:

I think life is about finding your purpose. And once you do that, it all works. Of course, your life’s purpose can be many, many things. And a job shouldn’t really define who we are…even if I am working insane amount of hours.

recessionmama says:

From Heather: I’ve made that same comment to many friends who are busy working. It’s good to be busy. But it’s also exhausting. And you shouldn’t feel guilty if you want to complain just a little. (teensy)

As for ending a sentence with a preposition…. that can be easily fixed by writing “bitches” or “friends” at the end of it.

So the joke goes…

A southern lady asks another woman

“Where ya from?”

The woman replies. “We don’t end our sentences with a preposition from where I come.”

“Ok” says the southern lady.

“Where are you from bitch?”

Sorry about the harsh language ladies. But I love this joke.

Katy says:

LOL! That’s awesome! We can also end our sentences with “mama.”

Lydia says:

ha! Love it, and remember as long as you end a sentence with “bless her heart” you can say the most insulting things…. Example, “Her hair looks like she fixed it with a blender, bless her heart”. You can also use it to lead the insult – “Bless his heart, he’s just not that bright.” 😉

Katy says:

Ha! “Bless her heart” really only works in Texas or in the deep South. Californians would look at you like you were a grandma knitting a sweater if someone said that. My fiance didn’t understand when I said the above quotes to him.

recessionmama says:

From Heather: I’ll have to remember the “mama” Katy. That’s a good one. Lydia that’s so funny and true. That can be applied to me in so many ways. Especially the one about the hair.

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