I am working over thirty hours a week and staying busy on my off time with chores or trying to rest. I did not expect a job to take up so much of my time. I guess I had forgotten what it is like to be in the workaday world. I am not sure I like the change. My hours are eliminating my time with Alex and I do not like that at all.
The only upside to working is the money, but now that gas prices have skyrocketed there is not so much money being made. Part-time work at an entry level wage just covers transportation costs with a little left over.
I signed my petition for bankruptcy yesterday afternoon and it was filed electronically. I am not happy that I had to do this, but it was the only way I could see out of a truly terrible situation. I hope to reaffirm the debt on the Jeep so that I get to keep it.
Today I received a call from the company I was seeking supportive employment through. I am to meet with one of their representatives Tuesday just to get acquainted. Hopefully they will be able to help me find a job that has a better schedule and possibly better pay.
Alex has all next week off from school, but my schedule is such that I will have very little time with him. I wish I had known in advance that he was to have the week off. I would have asked for some off days to spend with him.
We got a new dog, but the people who gave her to us decided after a week that they wanted her back so we do not have her anymore. Maybe it is for the best because I did not have much time to spend with her anyway.
There are so many moments
I wish to spend with you
But life intervenes
Leaving only very little time
For stolen minutes alone.
You are my guilty pleasure
The one I hide
Just to keep the peace…
I wish I could revel in our love
But am disallowed by others dear.
Maybe I will grow brave
Enough to stand the censure
Of disapproving relatives,
Until then you are my secret
The one that makes me smile.
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Friday, September 2, 2005
I hope my blog gets no more attention than usual from Alex. He is my main critic in relationship issues these days.