Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts, I'm doing just fine. Thanks to Bascha and my MOM in particular, who have been furiously networking on my behalf, I have a number of freelance projects lined up that should carry me for a while even if the job market proves tougher than I thought.
Tim has been absolutely wonderful.
He knows when to make me laugh and
when to let me cry,
when to distract me and
when to motivate me.
I'm very happy to be marrying this man. :)
Last week, instead of moping, Tim and I took up bowling. We bought starter kits from the pro shop for really cheap, and I got a super cool purple & dark blue ball, all swirly like outer-space and stuff. Tim had my name engraved on it as a surprise. It's a whole lot of fun even if I'm not really that good at it yet, though it is a LOT more expensive than I thought it would be (the cost of the games, not the equipment). I think we're going to have to look for a cheaper alley, though the one we're currently going to is very nice.
Today I'll be getting a new cellphone (I haven't had a new phone in years) and phone number (so I can stop screening my calls!).
Other to-do items for this week:
* contact 6 people from my old workplace for letters of reference
* start constructing new resume
* work on SymX's myspace page ;)
* contact a couple of freelance clients about their websites
In other news,
Charlie is a little cuddle bug,
and I just want to hug him
and squeeze him
and love him
and pet him...