I know things have been a little light around here, and I'm sorry, but I'm in a Perfect Storm of momshit. I'm finalizing the court proceedings for Baby Queen's custodial guardianship and starting paperwork for her SSI. Yes, Kerodin, my girls are proud members in good standing of the Free Shit Army. For a mere $1500 in legal and court costs, I get legal custodianship over their bodies and the whopping $484 dollars Uncle Sam sends them every month. Because we provide room and board, the government cuts the payment from $780 to $484. And I have to keep close accounting of every penny we spend to prove we aren't squandering it. Forget that we spend way over that amount in housing, food, clothing, fun incidentals, health insurance, co-pays, prescriptions, and transportation, we don't want to get on the government's bad side. So I'm adding another job to the pile.
I've also decided it's time to attempt a re-entry to the working force. I've been interested in technical writing and found an online certification course through U of Calif-Santa Clara that I can probably complete in a year. Add that to my BS and MA and I might be employable. Pantex just down the road is constantly advertising for tech writers starting at $28 an hour full-time. Seems worth a shot. So yeah, started my first class this month and realizing that I've been academically dormant for 25 years and it shows. My brain thingy hurts.
I just haven't had much time in the last couple of weeks, plus getting over the Cold From Hell, and it all ends up with a cold, sad and lonely blog. I am sorry. And I'll try to do better. Promise.