So OK, here's the deal: this is the start of week two of being unemployed/stay at home mom. For those who don't know, I lost my job rather suddenly about two weeks ago. I was working as a contract employee at the Shipyard (or as I now call it, the "Shityard") - had been, in fact, for a year and a half. There was plenty of work and the promise of my contract continuing . However, three weeks ago I found myself struck down by a rotten case of the flu. I called in, kept in touch, went to the doctor and got a note...but on the fourth day of my recovery (which was to be my last - I was planning to go in on that Friday) I received a phone call from the contract company I worked through that the Shityard had suddenly and inexplicably terminated my contract. Still no explanation at this point and frankly, I don't give a shit why they did it. OK well....that's not entirely true. I still want to know why. Whatever their reason, it's likely a shit reason but ultimately, in the end, it doesn't matter. I'm eligible to collect unemployment (thank the gods!) and I am spending time with my son who I absolutely adore, of course! I have friends who are either looking for work or are stay at home moms and so I have friends to spend time with as well. Frankly, life is pretty damn good right now! I have time to focus on myself and Aiden, and do the things I used to enjoy. Cooking, for instance. I had fallen into a rut while working and served up bland, hardly appealing meals. Now I have time to plan and get creative again! Oh it's been wonderful! Course, at the same time I'm trying to exercise more and watch what I eat. It balances out though, since part of the creative process of cooking is coming up with delicious healthy meals!
I am looking for work. It's not as if I am completely slacking off. I am required to look for work anyway if I am to collect unemployment benefits. There aren't a lot of jobs out there that I qualify for or are terribly appealing, but I'm doing the best I can. Meanwile, I'm thinking about a career change. It won't likely be focused on making more money. In fact, it's entirely likely I'll make less, but I'll be happier for it. I have always wanted to take a yoga instructor course. I've signed up twice and both times something happened that forced me to back out before the class even started. I don't want to let that happen now, but first: I need to get my fat ass into shape again!!!! Kinda hard to teach a class in something you can't even DO. Duh. I have a scary vision of a bunch of people scattered around me on their mats, staring at me w/ mouths agape while I huff and groan and struggle just to get my own lard-laden ass into a simple pose. NOT COOL. So yeah....I have some work to do, first!
And on that note.....there is a hungry 4 year old next to me so I need to go whip up some breakfast!
Sorbet Spring in Windsor
4 months ago