This coming week, and every week through the end of the year, I'll be working five or more shifts at Eclecstasy, and three or more shifts at Beta Job, plus working here and there for Temp Agency #3 as I am able to, because the bills just keep rolling in around here, and I don't know how anyone gets ahead, never mind affords extras like holiday gifts, vacations, and safety nets in case the car breaks down or someone breaks a leg.
The crazy part is that I'm bringing in more income than I ever have in my life. It's just not enough when the car insurance and my health insurance are past due and we need prescriptions, and food and clothing for the "starving army," as one co-worker of mine called three tween and/or teen boys under one roof, and everything else that comes along (like uniform components for my various jobs and $20 so that Big Child can have lunch in a restaurant with his friends on his upcoming class field trip to the nation's capital and whatever computer game Hotter and/or the kids have to have that is ON SALE ONLY FOR TODAY and more eyedrops for Bumpus and every other damn thing that comes up).
So the boys are lucky if they get to spend one hour around me in any given day where I am awake, and usually during that time I am cooking/ironing work clothes/looking for my keys on the way out the door, and the blog is snarfing for crumbs under the couch with the dustbunnies (better that than knocking over Trashcan Neighbor's precious trashcans though).
How are all of YOU? I am tired, and in the midst of some sort of autoimmune fuckery I think (various finger joints plus my back are hurting like hell, swollen in the case of my right thumb-knuckle, and otherwise acting up as with the case of my left shoulder, which seems to be rather FUBAR) but otherwise okay and in a generally decent mood, all things considered. I think the happy light helps.
It speaks to my general lack of spare time that my favorite author has published a new book and two weeks later I've yet to read it. You should all go and check it out, but NO SPOILERS (besides the one from the author herself) (if I didn't love her so I'd hate her guts, haha).
@mfamama EVERYBODY DIES! Oops. Sorry. Spoiler alert. ;)— Tiffany Reisz (@tiffanyreisz) December 1, 2014