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The Adventures of the Unemployed

This whole being unemployed thing apparently only brings fulfillment if you are unemployed because you are a novelist, stay-at-home wife or mom. It is just not doing it for me.
It started out ok. As I think I mentioned before that I was trying to get back into school for the upcoming semester. At that time my unemployment had a definite end on the horizon and a purpose. At least, it had some upcoming event that gave me an excuse to content myself with the state of my life. Unfortunately, my financial aid did not come through in time and I was unable to return to school. I am now setting my sites on the fall semester at a cheaper school to finish out my bachelor’s. I’ll sink myself deeper in debt for my master’s and go to a good school, even if it is far more expensive than the alternatives.
Normally, Echostar requires that a previous employee be gone for at least 6 months before they are eligible for rehire. I’ve been gone for a few weeks shy of 4 months, but am going to go ahead and reapply. They have made exceptions before and I left work on very good terms. In fact, the director of the center even sat down with me to try and figure out how he could save me as an employee. Unfortunately, my only concern is that none of the managers who have supervised my work (or know of my capabilities) are working there any longer. 2 have been reassigned to other centers and one was demoted. There are several of my peers and my direct supervisors who will probably go to bat for me, but one can never be sure of the perceptions of others.
On the positive side, since I’ve moved back in with my father I have been able to take care of him. He works so hard all the time and is not getting any younger. He doesn’t have time to take care of himself. I’ve been cooking him 3 square a day and making little goodies for his lunch. And I’ve been able to take care of the animals; I’m there with them all day, so the dog gets lots of excercise and the cats get lots of love 🙂 I’ve also been able to do some good knitting and writing but I don’t have any income to be able to beef up my yarn stash. My digital camera is also in storage so I can’t take or upload any pics. Boo to that. I’m working on the Monk’s Travel Satchel right now in olive green, brown and a third undetermined accent color. Any ideas, ladies and gents?
Apart from that, everything is going ok. I have started my new diet. A week in and I lost 2.5 lbs. Not great, but every step forward, no matter how small, is at least not a step backward. I’ll try and update more frequently but I have proven to be an inconsistent blogger at best. LOL. Hope is everyone is doing well. I’ll post pics when I can.
Blessed be!

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