One foot in front of the other

You never will get where you’re going
If you never get up on your feet
Come on, there’s a good tail wind blowing
A fast walking man is hard to beat
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking cross the floor
Put one foot in front of the other
And soon you’ll be walking out the door
If you want to change your direction
If your time of life is at hand
Well don’t be the rule be the exception
A good way to start is to stand

David has been obsessed with Christmas television shows. The lyrics above, from the 1970 classic “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” (by Jules Bass). I adored this as a kid, and still do. And this song is one of my favorites… I can hear Fred Astaire singing right now.

What a simple message.

One foot in front of the other. And soon you’ll be walking out the door.

Perfection in so many ways, eh?

So yeah, I didn’t mean to scare you guys with my freak-out post yesterday (thank you for your supportive comments!), but it is what it is I guess. S. is in limbo with his employment, and well, that situation may either change drastically (if he’s laid off soon), or improve (the job fairy finds him a suitable place to land).

On the other side of the coin, my employment (forever up in the air, as it has been for 15 years) is once again on the skids. The goal: find another job within the company that provides safe-haven (in other words, gets me thru 2009 without getting a pink slip). The technology environment is always so cyclical, and I’ve been laid off twice before (and found a job in-house), so this is no new news really. Just a harbinger of things to come. A situation that I DO NOT NEED when my husband’s position is in jeopardy.

The good news is we’ve already been cutting back on expenses. The intent was to lighten the load for the donor cycle expenses, but it appears we had good timing to at least get our debt in order the last three months.

We need to re-examine our lifestyle and seriously crank back MORE just in case. And, no the donor cycle is still in play. And, yes, David will indeed have a great Christmas. Just less stuff.

Burgermeister Meisterburger is not going to rain on my parade.

5 thoughts on “One foot in front of the other

  1. Love the movie and the song — we just watched it at our house last weekend! When I was a kid I actually thought the the Winter Wizard couldn’t walk and that the song was literal. ;)Also – I just tagged you, hope you don’t mind.

  2. As soon as I saw the blurb from your post today, the song popped into my head. That show and all of the Rankin Bass productions sent me into insta-warm-and-fuzzy-nostalgia-mode.Burger Meister Meister Burger, be damned! HA! 😉

  3. LOVE christmas movies! It is my fav part I think, watching movies night after night with christmasy messages! yay :)It sounds like you have a plan, which is great! Sorry about all the stress you are going through, no fun!

  4. I’m totally into he simplify thing. Mr. Peevme and I will not be exchanging gifts. Piccolina doesn’t really need anything. We do want her to have somethign to open but in truth it does not matter to her yet. Plus with grandparent and Aunts/Uncles she’ll get more than enough stuff this x-mas. For both of you to not feel secure is really scary. But you do have a plan and you have been financial conservative so that self-discipline is going to pay off no mater what happens.

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