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So...Let's see what's up with me...

I haven't driven my car, except for one trip into Durango a couple of weeks ago, for...about a month now. Call me strange, but it's...liberating. I'm loving it. I'm trying to decide if I want to try to sell my car such that I can pay off the loan on it and have enough left over to buy something else outright...or to just keep it. It'll be paid off in about 18 months, so...I dunno.

Oh! As of this Friday, I'm joining the ranks of the unemployed. But this, at least for now, is kind of a good thing for me. My company is moving to Santa Fe, and I'm not moving with it because I can't. So, I will collect unemployment and try to wait for a job that I really want instead of taking just anything out of desperation, as I would have to do if I was supporting other people at the moment. I'm thinking maybe something NOT office work, which I've been doing since I moved out here 8 years ago and it's gotten a bit...monotonous. Something creative would be good. Something with little-to-no responsibility, just kicking back, would be nice. Hell, I'm even flirting with the idea of seeing what I'd have to do to get a Colorado teacher's license and maybe going back to teaching the redneck spawn around here. But I don't know.

In any case, with my reduced expenses, I can survive on what I will get through unemployment. I really don't need much now, quite honestly, particularly if I DO sell my car, especially if I don't replace it and go completely carless for a while; there's a bus that goes into town that I can use if I need it. And if it gets to the point that I have to take something, I will, but until then, I'm going to sit back for a bit and see what happens. Unless of course a job that I really want happens to come up right away. But I doubt that will happen, and there's no guarantee that I'd get it, anyway. But I haven't had a vacation in about three years, so it'll be nice not to work for a couple of weeks, at least. Maybe I can actually get stuff, you know, unpacked, do a bit of decorating, etc. ;)

This past weekend, I started a counted cross-stitch project, just a little kit I had lying around that I started and never finished. I'd forgotten how much I enjoyed stitching. I stitched and watched Stargate SG-1 for...hours. (I needed a Richard Dean Anderson fix. *siiiiiiiigh* ) Didn't do ANY writing. *cringes* Sorry!


I have been all nice and happy because I haven't had a period since my last (very long) one ended in...March, I think it was? I thought maybe I was done. Well, as of today...NOT! Ah well, all good things must end, eh? Hopefully it won't last for two months like the last one kind of did. But at least I've been on a pretty even emotional keel lately. I can even entertain Dark!Sunstreaker in my head without it devolving into weirdness in me.

And that's about it with me. Exciting, I know. *rolls eyes*


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Jun. 29th, 2010 07:11 pm (UTC)
You might consider running your car every now and again: gasoline has a tendency to degrade after a month or so and it can more or less ruin an engine and make your car unsellable.

Uhhh, I speak from experience. :C

Sorry to hear about unemployment: I was a raging horror when unemployed as it fed into every 'unworthy' self-belief I have. Not to mention mashing the 'incompetent' and 'failure' buttons.

I would, however, really NOT recommend teaching. NCLB and 'helicopter parenting' have more or less ruined the notion of education. Yes, public school teachers get paid WAY more than I do, but...it's not worth it. I'd rather earn less, have my humble vacation to Botcon and collect toys instead of Baccarat crystal, and keep SOME hold of my sanity.

PS: post the rest of Monkey *poke*
Jun. 29th, 2010 09:56 pm (UTC)
Best of luck finding something new. Hopefully it'll be made of awesome.
Jun. 30th, 2010 01:59 am (UTC)
Oooh Cross-stitching!! Have you seen the insane project I'm working on? I'm stitching one of Veji's PJ pics XD... OMG like 60 colors... in between working on female Vampire Prowl PJ fic.

But here's to hoping you find that dream job you want. At least they pay you unemployment over there. I'm not sure they do over here.
Jun. 30th, 2010 02:13 am (UTC)
She's right about starting your car every now and then. It's good for all the fluids, so says my father. He would always get after me if I did not start mine at least once a week and 'drive it around the block'.

Good luck with the job thing. I know that unemployment is one the of the best things that has happened to several of my friends recently. All of them have managed to find jobs that they like, so may their luck rub off on you.
Jun. 30th, 2010 02:17 pm (UTC)
I'm going on 7 months without a period. Had some spotting end of May but it vanished and everything has been hunky dory. And haven't had hot flash issues since I started exercising and getting out more.
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