Boy, am I a slacker. More than four months since I've posted.... I obviously have follow-through issues. What has happened since May.... let me see.... where to start.....
Well, I survived my eighth (yes eighth) summer with PSF, and returned gleefully (manically?) to our apartment the first week of August. It was one hell of a summer. I won't bore you all with the gory details, but survival is definitely the word to use.
After PSF, I entered for the first official time the world of Unemployment. I have had dry spells of no work before, but never when I had such things as Rent and Utility Bills and Health Insurance to deal with. I use capital letters because these things are important and ominous enough to warrant them. So I filled out my application, waited my mandatory week and have been filing dutifully every other week for about a month now. Some work has come my way - I am back part time at the Pier1, and have pretty solid theatre work lined up through the end of November, with potential for the rest of the season. So I'm definitely less worried than I was a few weeks ago (read: no longer weeping at any mention of needing to go grocery shopping or putting gas in the car or feeding the cat)
Now, you would think that since I am obviously a responsible adult that I would have a plan in place for just such an occurrence, especially since I work in such an unpredictable business. Did I? No. Not at all. Not in the least. I had enough money squirreled away to pay September's Rent and unless something miraculous happened, I would be down to about $2. And I was for a while, because nothing miraculous happened. I couldn't even afford a decent lottery ticket to try to fool myself with.
It's all fine now, work has started up again, unemployment payments have been enough to keep the late fees at bay, and I've only slightly run up my credit card bill (with full intention of making big fat payments as soon as the paychecks start happening regularly)
Plus, with all the free time I've had, I've turned into a total domestic goddess - watching FoodNetwork all day and trying to experiment (on the cheap) with the recipes for dinner. Jake says everything I've made has been fantastic (I think he's biased) and I haven't burned the place down yet!
Fall is starting to get pretty busy for both of us (Jake left Bristol and got a new job at Act2 Playhouse in Ambler... did I mention that?) but hopefully I'll be able to keep everyone up on the goings on.... including 3 weddings in 3 weeks this November. Oh yes, hilarity (or psychosis) will ensue.......