Update November 1, 2022


Saturday D12, IL3, Aaron and I went to the park for an hour. There was an incident where I lost my balance (through no fault of my own) and fell on top of IL3. I ended up with a nasty bruise and IL3 cried, but was fine.

After that, we watched a couple episodes of X-files and a couple episodes of Supernatural.

Sunday I went to a LGBTQ church with my friend Todd. It was a lovely service with a nice message about how loving oneself makes it easier to love others. Afterwards, Todd and I had lunch . Later that day, Aaron and I went to a friend’s house for a mini-party.

Monday, I took IL3 to his dentist appointment. He agreed to sit in the chair, which looks like a phlebotomist chair to him. Afterwards, I took a 3 hour nap, wrote two letters, and relaxed a bit. So…lazy day.

Tuesday was a hard day. M10 discovered some head lice. That meant we had to keep IL3 home from school, but the older kids could go because they’re less likely to touch heads with people. I looked at Loki, and he didn’t have any visible, so I’m sending him to school Wednesday and treating him tonight. (I couldn’t treat him alone because he needs to be vice gripped by two people to get his hair washed, and Aaron and Malcolm were at a party in the evening.)

On top of all that, I was let go from one of my jobs. My client wouldn’t let me work whenever I have a minor cold or the kids have head lice, which has been a lot lately. Guess she just got sick of telling me I couldn’t work. 🤷‍♀️ Now I have 36 weekly work hours to replace. But I can’t find another overnight asleep job, so the hours will subtract from family time. ☹️

Wednesday, I was feeling the unemployment blues. I applied to several jobs, went to the dentist, and dealt with an electrician.

Also on Wednesday, I came home with a skeletal frog decoration, and IL3 reached into the bag, picked it up, looked at it, yelled “ahhh!” And dropped it. 😂🤣

So…when my client laid me on Tuesday, she made the point in telling me that I was better off with another client because they could offer me more reliable hours. I didn’t bother telling her that she was saying that to make herself feel better, not me.

Thursday, she sent me a suuuuper long text stating her carefully thought out reasons for laying me off, and that she had no hard feelings. Maybe I would stay on the payroll to pick up if someone is sick? The text obviously made her feel better, but was supremely unhelpful to me. So I sent her this:

“First of all, there really aren’t that many overnight asleep jobs out there, (in fact, none as far as I can tell) so I’m going to have to take a day job and take the kids out of psychological therapy, feeding therapy, and speech therapy. So I really am not better off for having no job.

Second, I am applying for unemployment, though I’m skeptical I’ll get much since I still work for S—. I don’t know if I need to be off payroll to apply. 🤷‍♀️ So I guess we should probably take me off just in case?”

It felt mean, because I know she wanted to hear “It’s ok! No hard feelings!” And for the most part, there aren’t. But I honestly don’t want to listen to her console herself for what is my problem and not hers.

Friday, there was a trunk or treat at IL3’s preschool. All 3 kids and I attended.

Over the weekend, we carved pumpkins.

Monday, I chaperoned a Junior Achievement field trip. The kids had been preparing for weeks…learning about debit cards, checks, and jobs. JA has a mock town, where the kids held jobs and got paid and got to be consumers. I was working for Delta Airlines, where our poor CFO was overworked. M10 worked in City Hall, as the town treasurer.

After that, we all went trick or treating. We were out for about an hour, and IL3 was SO excited.

Lost 19lbs total!


  • 1 letter Virginia Department of Corrections
  • 1 letter Maine
  • 1 letter Maryland
  • 1 letter Oklahoma
  • 1 letter Pennsylvania Department of Corrections

Week’s Photos

Books Read

Episodes: Day 2 -5 (2021)
Lecture 2
Format: Audiobook, 32% – 49%

Movies / shows watched

Season 13, Episode 4
Season 2, Episodes 1-2
Episodes 6-7
Episodes 1-8

2 thoughts on “Update November 1, 2022

  1. I wish I had thought of that GREAT comeback…”You’re just saying that to make YOURSELF feel better” the last time I got laid off. The guy was going on about how he was freeing me up to find a better opportunity for myself or something and I’m like “Uh, I’m in small town Arkansas where the only jobs are restaurants or taking care of the sick and elderly and I’m already taking care of my elderly mother who needs 24/7 care so HOW AM I SUPPOSED TO GO OUT AND LOOK FOR A JOB??????

    Luckily our parent company had a work-from-home position for me, but that required a 50% pay cut so I was still screwed.

    Anyway, this is not about ME. I am VERY sorry this happened to you. I know how bad it sucks but I don’t have kids to take care of so it’s even worse for you. 😦


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