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which side is my toast buttered on?

I have to admit, being unemployed has been a series of unexpected hurdles. When I first volunteered for a lay-off package, I thought I had it all figured out. I had money, thereby avoiding the biggest hassle of being unemployed. And maybe not having money is the worst thing, I wouldn't know because I ran into all the other things too.

My plan was to avoid going crazy. And I did that by carefully scheduling my days and planning out activities that I wanted to do. This almost worked out. The house has been rather cleanish, the laundry is almost always done, and the dishes get washed all the time. I took up jogging and I'm the in the best shape of the last 4 years. I was also able to start a serious interest in meditating and I'm really enjoying going to the local library.

On the down side, rising gas and airline prices really put a crimp in the traveling I wanted to do. I fell down on scheduling activities and I underestimated how important it is to leave the house. I started getting so desperate to get out of the house that I stopped grocery shopping and meal planning. I would just decide what I wanted to cook for the one meal and then go to the store each time for the individual ingredients I needed. I didn't think this was too bad since I had ALL THIS TIME, but it took a toll on the loml when there wasn't ever anything ready to eat in the house. (I must make a small note here. I have to thank the loml for being wonderful in my unemployment and never once waking me up early in some kind of resentful retribution).

and now, I have to get a job again. Its a lot of work. On one hand, I have the time to do this, but seriously. this is some stress.

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