Wednesday, August 17, 2011

40 hours

How do you all regular folks get it done?

(By regular folks, I mean folks with 40+ hour work weeks).

I have been unemployed since May, and I have never been busier in my life. And no! It's NOT all time spent looking for a job (although I do that every day). I cook, I clean, I run errands, I make phone calls, I go to appointments... just the business of being me takes up all my time. I am not even finding time to work out, people. I am booked. (To be fair, I am running the kitchen for my roommate LAS and I. And I sometimes run errands for her too).

Of course, sooner or later, carpet bombing New York City with my resume is going to mean I'll get a job. But when I do, who will take out the trash and sweep the kitchen floor? Who will make the phone calls? Who will go to the post office, stop by the pharmacy, braise the chicken?

I just don't get it.



Other news: I am doing well. About ten times a day, I think of something new to feel grateful for. Feeling content, calm and happy is something I am not used to, but I would like it to last. The only way I know to make "it" last is to say gratitude prayers and make gratitude lists. Anyone else have a method of hanging onto happy?




8 comments:

Evil Twin's Wife said...

My new motto is: Have a happy heart and a good attitude. :-)

I still don't know how working people get all their stuff done. I stay home with my kids and barely get a shower most days.

Avitable said...

A way to hang onto happy? Constant masturbation.

Catherine said...

I am so very happy that you are doing well & feeling happy. Sending you lots of good wishes & hopeful spirits for your job hunt. :-)

Maggie said...

I know what you mean. I too am unemployed, and I'm just swamped! I have a to-do list a mile ling; I really wanted to get more done before I went back to work. Like clean out that room upstairs that's supposed to be an office, but for years has just been full of boxes.

I was enjoying your catch-up correspondence with your friend M. Sorry that there isn't more to read; was looking forward to seeing how you explained the Darkness in retrospect.

nightfly said...

It is wonderful to hear that you are happy and hanging on to that through gratitude. Actually, it's wonderful to see you back out on the Web, too. Be well.

Megan said...

Happy is good. You must cultivate happy, decide to be happy.

Maybe you should hire yourself out as a "wife" most women never had. I'd pay you for that...

Kate P said...

I hear gratitude is the way to keep positive and happy. I'm not quite consistent enough with its practice yet to tell you for sure, though.

I'll tell you one thing, I try to make up for lost time on weekends for sure. But yeah, I am dreading going back to school all day, every day, in a couple weeks.

(Finally realized you're blogging again--good to see you!)

Good to see you blogging again.

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