Dear [public] Diary,
This whole self-employment thing? The good news is…I feel like I’m working. I’m pleased with the fact that I do not feel like I quit my job & just sit on my fat ass. I do sit on my fat ass… but productively.
There is a plan.
I’ve made more money than I initially budgeted for and to stay on task I’ve created a list of chores that can be done around the house when I need a break from the words. This massive list of housework, that includes shit that doesn’t even matter? Yeah…it exists 100% as a preventative measure
…so I do not turn on Dateline. Lord knows I would make an excuse to watch one more… after 7.
They are so sneaky. Has anyone else noticed how there are conveniently no commercials between the end of one episode into the beginning of the next?
It’s just something I’ve learned over the years.
With my new found evenings that I’ve regained, I found myself spending quality time with my husband. Doing what? Oh, ya know…just normal shit that typical people who grew up in the 90’s should do… watching music videos on YouTube (which totally beats the VHS tapes I used to record them on). Obviously, my choice was the Jason Derulo & Luke Bryan Skype duet…
Brandin: As a man…I can acknowledge that Luke Bryan is good looking.
[…45 seconds in]
Brandin: I hate him.
[…45 seconds later]
Branding: If 100 girls were polled with a lineup of multiple men… He would obviously be the one that majority of the women are attracted to.
Me: You’ve thought about this a lot haven’t you?
Brandin: I hate him.
But he really doesn’t… it was a lovely moment we had. I’ve also been graced with more time to play scrabble with Brandin and Bennett.
The point is… I’m happy to have time again. Having my evenings back is #ucking amazing.
I’ll be starting a job as a waitress at a supper club September first-ish. One of their servers is leaving to go to Thailand because… well, opportunity presented itself and she grabbed it – leaving the opening for me, who also grabbed an opportunity. I’m a firm believer in the idea that everything happens for a reason – and this makes sense to me. Besides, there is something about hanging out with people who are out to have a good time, and getting paid for it – that is kind of awesome; I’ve sincerely missed serving.
Basically, my house is super clean… I get to have meaningful conversation with my husband & spend more time with my offspring.
Life could be worse.