Friday, March 9, 2012

I know it's only been a week since I lost Earl but it seems I'm feeling more down with each day. As I realize I can't just pick up the phone to talk to him, or drive to Astoria to visit, the impact of his being gone is numbing. Little by little I've been going through his files, and personal stuff. Deciding what needs to be kept, what I should send his son, what I can throw away. That doesn't help.

My family have done their darnedest to keep me occupied. We had a family barbecue one day, and two birthdays this week. I've been roped into going to the Titanic Museum with them tomorrow, and then dinner.

During this past week i've been applying for jobs, too. Though just half-heartedly. Not really ready to go back to work, but it's a requirement for collecting unemployment, something I've never done before. I had an interview for a work at home job today. Sounds interesting. I wonder if you can really earn money that way. Anyone here ever tried?


Nancy Bristow said...

Debbie...Grief is numbing and putting one foot in front of the other is what allows us to get through it, however painful and uncomfortable. Acknowledgement is good. As with anything, we have to own our feelings in order to be whole.

If you want to work from home, why not be an author? You could self-publish easily as many authors are doing these days and you're already established, which is in your favor. I'm only partially kidding...depends on how much salary you need to live on.

I think that most "work from home schemes" are just that and don't pay squat on top of it. I would check any "work at home" gigs out thoroughly before committing. Do your research! There is a ton of information of the internet. Hugs ~Nancy

Tory Richards said...

You bet I did my homework! This particular company has been around for 27 years and is in good standing with the BBB.

I've thought about the self-publish thing. I'm lucky and don't need a large salary to make ends meet. All I'd have to do is pop out one porn (just kidding) a month! LOL