The bad news …. last Monday Grumpy was laid off from work. What total devastation that was for him. Grumpy loved his job. He lived and breathed what he did. It was totally unexpected. The last thing he told me was they were talking about cutting everyone down to a 4 day work week…then he got this news out of the blue. He was told that they didn’t know for how long this lay-off would be and was asked to turn everything in – down to his uniforms.
This isn’t going to be easy but we will get thru this. I love my Grumpy (who by the way isn’t always grumpy). I will work with him and love him and support him in any decision he makes. Our immediate future isn’t extremely hopeful considering the economic situation but we have been discussing our options and feel good about them. Instead of being depressed and pessimistic, we both are optimistic and feel there is some good things coming for us in our future. Grumpy isn’t the only one in this type of situation I am sure of it and going through this only makes care more for those who have less than we do. I know it is rough and I am fortunate I have my job (which BTW I do love too!). Hopefully things will start to look up for all of us in the future.
In any case, it sure doesn’t sound like Grumpy has been spoiled too much after those last two paragraphs, eh?! But, contrary to what I just told you, my Grumpy is spoiled rotten. He say’s he’s deprived, but he knows better! Anyone who knows Grumpy and I, knows that I give him anything and everything he wants….within reason. 😉 Hey, didn’t he just get his truck a few months ago? Something I will not let him lose btw. I will fight tooth and nail to make sure of that!
So, since we don’t have this meal too often, this weekend I decided that I would spoil Grumpy with it. It is his favorite meal. Honey Walnut Shrimp with Fried Rice. The recipe for the Honey Walnut Shrimp can be found by CLICKING HERE. The recipe for the Fried Rice came from Blog Chef. I followed the recipe for his shrimp fried rice but substituted diced ham for the meat. CLICK HERE for Chef Bobby’s recipe!
OH, and if you have made it this far….our cruise is NOT affected. I had taken care of our cruise quite some time ago and so we will be going. Something I think we both deserve and need after all we have been through so far this year. We are going to go, have fun and relax. We will worry about our problems when we get back! After all, this is our honeymoon….5 years later….but we deserve it. 😉