Monday, October 24, 2005

It's a Fine Life

[Tried to post this Friday night, but Blogger was acting up.]

I received my first unemployment check yesterday. Today's groceries were courtesy of welfare. And I had a "post-midterm celebration" date with my husband tonight for virtually free (thanks, Kory!). So life on the streets isn't all that bad.

Meanwhile, it's #1 Son's 11th birthday and his "Mommy" managed not to completely stand him up this time. It's a step in the right direction. But he's gone all weekend, so we'll have to celebrate with him Monday. My folks are giving him a spankin' new Boy Scout uniform; someday he might appreciate the thought. Fortunately, he's got other grandparents.

The little punkins have had a great week learning and playing. The weather (which for quite a while was around 80) has turned cool and wet, finally, but it's still pleasant enough to get outside and have fun in. We spent some time discovering autumn things like leafstorms-- what a magical experience that was for a toddler!

Also, since the editing gigs aren't coming in quite yet, I signed up for NaNoWriMo and am now priming the word pump. I've been working on my murder mystery more diligently lately and (can you believe it?) started a new book (non-fiction this time, just for spice) this week. Wheeeee!


Dorothy said...

Sounds like you are adjusting well. The beautiful fall colors do somehow make all the crud easier to swallow, no matter how difficult.

What is the subject of your non-fiction book?

Lianne said...

When I started reading your blog, I was unhappy, yet employed. Yesterday I was fired (partly because of my blog, although I never mentioned any names). Today I am happy and unemployed.

I can now read your blog and relate all too well.

Good luck with everything... we're in the same boat.

Scone said...

SA: The topic is generally Motherhood-- specifically, the things nobody tells you so you're not expecting.

Mable: Gosh, I'm sorry to hear you've been through that crud, too. But I hope it helps to know you're not alone. And glad you're happy now.

Gloria Glo said...

Thanks for visiting my blog!

I signed up for NaNoMo, too. I don't know why. I'm much too lazy/busy to become a novelist! But it sounded fun!

good luck!