Job: Nothing of consequence to report. I called today just for shits and giggles and they said they had finished checking my references and were waiting on the results of my criminal background check to come back. Apparently those are expected 7/1 but may come back sooner. The person I spoke with sounded chipper and positive, but has every time I've spoken with her so that's probably just her personality.
Feelings Pills: So far, 225 mg of Effexor XR seems comparable to 100 mg of Pristiq. I've noticed some dizziness when I stand too quickly that I wasn't having before the switch, but that's not too bad as side effects go and if that is the only one I can deal (plus it's likely temporary). I haven't cried over any sad animal pictures or had any more fits of despair than usual. This is very encouraging, people! Maybe I can stay on Effexor instead of Pristiq longterm! It would certainly save us a lot of money.
Insurance: I got approved! As of the 29th I will have health insurance, and at a much more reasonable rate than the last time I dealt with Anthem! That is VERY good news!
Hotter: Had an initial super-angry reaction to my previous post, in which he informed me out of the blue that before he was declared disabled he worked sixteen-hour days every day for three months at a time, at a job MUCH harder than any of my (insert dismissive hand motion) jobs. Is of the opinion that his collecting disability is not a bit different from my working. I disagree. Neither of us will die of it. Thus far he has yet to do any work for Temp Agency #2, although he did open their website once today and scan through it. Progress?
Other happenings: Since I had to print out a copy of last year's taxes for Lefty, I stopped at the local YMCA with that in-hand to open a family membership at the discounted po' folks rate. I need yoga in my life again, and have decided to set a goal of daily workouts until I am employed outside the home again. If I'm going to be unemployed, I might as well be unemployed and ripped like Jesus. Yoga really helps me manage my stress levels in a healthy way, and being in shape will be useful if I get a job that is physically demanding. Plus that gives me somewhere to go when I need people under this roof out of my face. The YMCA is made of win!
How are all of YOU?