I’ve been gone for quite a while with work. I got back home about a week ago. I’ve already seen many friends and my daughter; been to a brunch, a birthday party and a vineyard; and I’m all set up with unemployment. Tomorrow of course is the new year so everything is closed, but Wednesday I will start contacting temporary agencies. I like working for FEMA and I want to be able to continue with them but I do need to work during the down times as well. Temp jobs are perfect because I can call out if I want to, like for trips and such.
What I have not done, is laundry. And of course I am generating more of it as I continue wearing clothes. I need to get on top of that.
Tonight is New Year’s Eve. I am spending it at home with my roommates, and we have plans to eat ice cream at midnight. It will be the last ice cream for a while, though, since we have decided to go keto. No sugar so no ice cream. Actually I think I am more paleo but they want keto so here we go. We’ll see what happens. Dinner tonight was a hunk of ground beef. L called it a hamburger but it was just a chunk of meat, nothing like egg or bread crumbs mixed into it. I don’t know if I can eat like that all the time. I have some cooked shrimp in the fridge though that I’m looking forward to.
My daily living activities have definitely slowed down since I’ve been home. I took a shower tonight because my hair was dirty and my skin was itchy, whereas on deployment I took a shower every other day. I’m not a daily shower person, it dries out my skin. But I recognize the signs of depression settling in and I need to make a plan to fight it.
I’m glad to see my cats again. I’m going to try to add a picture of my Charli. She was laying next to me, sleeping so hard she was snoring. I would have said cats don’t snore but I would have been wrong.