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I should rename this blog to "I've been meaning to make an update but..."

So point form.

The Good
The job is going great. I got my yearly performance review last week, and it basically consisted of two managers sitting in a room and telling me how great I am for 10 minutes. Bonus & raise numbers haven't been finalized but they hinted that they asked for something good for me, so fingers crossed.

And the really part is that Axel is working again and oh my god I can't even tell you how much a relief it is to have that extra income. I've been holding my breath waiting for the financial juggling act to finally come crashing down around my ears and now maybe it... won't. I will be celebrating by replacing some of my more threadbare work clothes.

The Bad
I am soooo tired.

Work is kicking my ass.

House is kicking my ass.

I got kinda used to having people home during the day who could take care of stuff while I was at work. Axel used to make dinner most nights during the week, but since he's now getting home later than I do that's no longer an option. Me cooking during the week is just flat out not going to fucking happen, so instead I've gone back to cooking on weekends and packing containers into the fridge for reheating later. Sunday I had no fewer than four different things going at the same time. (Plus I made breakfast. I think for the foreseeable future I'm going to call it quits on making weekend breakfasts).

Meanwhile, poor D has been so sick. His doctor reduced his immune suppressants because long term use of those things is dangerous and he's been absolutely miserable. It's been like having the flu for going on a month with no relief in sight.

The Ugly
My province is a shit-show. My country isn't much better. I vote, I write letters, I sign petitions. I mostly avoid reading the news.

I feel like all I can do is keep plugging away.

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Date: 2018-11-27 12:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sushispook
Capitalism may not be the best system out there, but it's what we're stuck working under, and it's fucking nice as hell when your hard work is validated (even tho cog in machine, workers blood oiling machine of capitalism, etc etc etc).

I am sorry to hear that you're burning the candle at both ends and feeling super-worn-down-to-sub-nub-status. And meal planning when you're fucking burnt out is THE WORST, I am so sorry.

And sorry to hear about D as well :(

I've... been hearing dispatches about the politics in Ontario from news bites, twitter friends, and tumblr acquaintances, and.... fuck. It's exhausting to be under attack so often for so long.

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Date: 2018-11-27 03:51 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nicklausse

Give D our love. That sounds like shit on toast. <3

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Date: 2018-11-27 07:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] elusis
Well, hooray for your job, and hooray for A having a job too! Is this a full-time thing? I know he was going to do some delivery, but I would assume that's not super steady.

I'm sorry to hear D is ill. :(

Today my country shot tear gas at children in diapers. So there's that.

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Date: 2018-11-27 09:10 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] inulro
Yay! for the good and boo! for the bad. The ugly - yeah, that's adding to my anxiety.

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Date: 2018-11-27 09:50 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] greylock
I'm just pleased you update! And the news isn't terrible.

So instead I've gone back to cooking on weekends and packing containers into the fridge for reheating later.

This is not a terrible idea.

My province is a shit-show. My country isn't much better. I vote, I write letters, I sign petitions. I mostly avoid reading the news.

But, you're not America. So, there's that.

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Date: 2018-11-27 08:22 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] disastrid
Really sorry that D has been so poorly. :(

Awesome news about Axel's job though! What's he doing?

Also I really relate to the OMG SHITSHOW feeling. I don't know which is worse - watching the decline of the UK from the inside or watching it slide into the sea from a distance.

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Date: 2018-11-29 03:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mr_sharkey
New clothes - that's how adults celebrate good fortune. Kids are surprised by this - but they'll learn.

.:.

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