Even though I gave two weeks’ notice at my job? My boss did what I sort of expected, and said that Friday was my last day and we’re done. It’s fine because financially we’re ok for a while (and I still get my commission check later this month), and I wasn’t really looking forward to the next couple of weeks anyway.

SO! On that note, here’s a list that I call “Things I’ve done this week while being unemployed”:

* Maintained a clean house. Which is a much bigger deal than you might think.

* Washed, folded, and put away approximately 18 million loads of laundry. (Ok, probably more like 8. But still.)

* Cleaned out my closet. I doubt it would meet Jen’s standards, but I’m still proud of myself.

* Cooked a couple of lovely meals for my family.

* Got Catie’s room ready for winter. Between my sister and my parents, she already has an entire wardrobe for fall and winter, so I sorted through it, and got it all folded and put away. Then I packed away all the clothes she’s outgrown – which makes me unbelievably sad because holy hell, I want another baby girl to wear all of this stuff again. I’d be happy with a boy too, of course, it’s just that whole general-baby-need thing that’s getting me.

* Cleaned up 3 (THREE!!) puddles of cat puke in 3 days. (Seriously, Teenie, WTF?)

* Went for a run this morning. (Side note: I haven’t run for a while, so I thought I’d go back to week 3 of the Couch-to-5K program, and it almost killed me. Clearly, I need to get back to working out more often. On the plus side, though, even though I’ve kind of been slacking on the whole diet-and-exercise thing lately, I’ve still kept off the 8 pounds I lost earlier this summer. I realize that isn’t a huge deal to most people, but I’ll take maintenance over gaining weight ANY DAY.)

* Caught up on almost all of my DVR’ed shows. (LOVE this season of Project Runway so far.)

* Been a hell of a lot more patient with both Dave and Catie, which made me realize that when I’m not happy with my job, that resentment creeps into the rest of my life and manifests itself in really ugly ways. I think I’ve been a LOT nicer this week.

* Bought a new job interview outfit, since my pre-baby dress slacks no longer fit, and wearing maternity pants is just embarrassing.

* Got some pretty encouraging news about two possible jobs. I kind of want one more than the other, but I think I’d honestly be really happy with either one. So y’all cross your fingers for me!

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  1. Hey good luck!! And great job with everything you’ve gotten done. That is commendable. I think my first week of not working would be a whole lot of nothing getting done. THEN I’d start with getting my life sorted.

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  2. My fingers are crossed!

    And, yes, maintaining is definitely better than gaining!!!

    Good luck, friend!!! Good things are coming your way, I just know it!

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  3. Good luck in your search. I have some recruiter peeps I can pass along your contact info to if you want. Send me your resume and I’ll get it in the hands of some job seekers for you!
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  4. Hope you’re enjoying your time off of work! Isn’t it fun to be able to actually get stuff done around the house? Best of luck on the job search front! 🙂

  5. Good luck! And if you’re in a cleaning mood any chance on a trip up north to PA to help me clean my room? Because dear LORD do I need some major help in the worst way. I haven’t done laundry in a month. I’m down to the underwear you only wear when there’s none left. I swear I’m doing a load tomorrow. Because there’s nothing left to wear to work. Otherwise I have to steal my mom’s.

    I suspect you’ll be back on your exercise schedule soon enough too. Plus I am REALLY proud of you for keeping the 8lbs off. You rock!

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