Every day Hubby goes off to work and leaves me all alone!
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Today I remembered that trash pickup is early, and that gardeners start mowing lawns early in the morning. Oh well. I had to get up eventually anyway.
So I updated my resume and started looking for work. It’s a good idea to keep a list of all the sites you should go through to look for a job so you don’t forget any. And keep a list of all the jobs you have applied for. Sometimes I get an email about a job and I have no idea what they’re talking about so I have to look up what it is.
Friday I shall but in a claim for unemployment insurance. They have a chart on the website so you can calculate when the best time to apply is, based on how much you were making 6 months ago. So that’s why I’m waiting until October 1st.
I have been cooking a lot more since I have the time to do it, and then Hubby puts the dirty dishes in the dishwasher, which is nice. I would be taking the time to clean the apartment and donate stuff to Goodwill but it is still way to hot to move, so I have to wait a bit. Here are some pictures of Squeaky to make this post more interesting.
On day two it is time to prepare yourself to seek new employment.
First, designate a location in your home to be your work area. I chose my desk. So then I had to clean it. I took all the crap that had piled up on top of it and put it in a heap on our workout bench, since we haven’t used that in a while. And ta-daa! You now have a home office.
Whew, that’s enough for today. You don’t want to over do it. Especially since it’s A MILLION FREAKING DEGREES OUTSIDE and only slightly cooler in my apartment.
I’ve learned it’s harder to post stuff when you don’t have cable TV to watch and you don’t want to go on your computer cuz the internet connection sucks ass so you have no way to stay abreast of current events. Maybe I should try going to the library down the street. That would be interesting. I wonder if you’re able to connect wirelessly there. Or I could go to Coffee Bean. I hate Starbucks. Bars should have wireless access like coffee places do. Now I’m just rambling because I’m tired and have nothing exciting to talk about. So I’ll go now.
It’s Day 1 of being unemployed. If you happen to have your last day of work on a Friday, don’t include the weekend. Your first day of unemployment starts on the first day you would have worked if you still had a job. So what should you do?
First, sleep in at least 2 hours longer than you would have if you had to get up for work. I usually wake up at 6am for work. Today I slept in until 9am, not counting when I got up to feed the cats to stop them from screaming at me for breakfast. If your spouse or significant other is still employed, make sure to rub it in that you get to sleep more.
Second, eat breakfast. It’s best if you cook it yourself. Make some coffee, scramble some eggs, toast some bread. Take your time eating it. Use a real plate and silverware, sit down and enjoy yourself. Read the paper. You should do this every morning when you’re unemployed, because for so many there is no time in the morning for a real breakfast.
Shower so you feel clean and refreshed. Take your time in there too. Enjoy the water, the smell of the soap. Put on some comfortable, clean clothes. Don’t wear sweats though. You’re unemployed, not a slob.
Now do absolutely nothing for the rest of the day. Just watch TV or read. Enjoy your day of nothingness. Don’t stress about being unemployed. Save that for Day 2.