You would think that having several weeks off work would be a nice thing to have. Gosh, there must be tons of things that one could accomplish if one just had the free time. Surely, one wouldn’t just game and watch all eleventy million series of Stargate, surely?
Erm…of course not. One sits around and agonises about finances, instead. Will we be able to pay the mortgage next month? Should we take the ferret to the vet for surgery? Can we eat yet another can of cheap beans on toast? Hopefully, yes, and yes being the answers, if you’re interested. Except Tink, my little girlie ferret, had to be put down…on my birthday, no less. Her surgery was booked too late. That was a less-than-wonderful day.
We’re looking for work, of course. Sending out CVs whenever possible. But I still feel as though I’m lost and adrift. There is investment promised for Top Sekrit Project, but I fear that it will not come soon enough. Our team will have drifted away.
In the meantime, aside from trolling Monster and keeping up-to-date on all the industry news, I have begun to do some creative work again. First photomontage fantasy, as I used to do. And more recently drawing and painting. It feels good to be working again – it’s just too bad that it took an enforced layoff to spur me to do it.
Of course, I’m also playing online too much. Raiding every night. And making my way through a storage box of every Stargate ever made. :)
2 thoughts on “Enforced Holiday”
I’m so sorry to hear about your ferret. I lost an iguana on my birthday when I was in college, and I still remember that helpless betrayed feeling that the world would do that to me.
Thank you for that. :) Yes, it does seem extremely inappropriate to have happen on a birthday. The worst thing was that we had taken her to the vets about something else, and they found a tumor, and we spent several days discussing finances before booking the surgery. Not long enough to have made a difference, but still…I felt so guilty.