Friday, March 4

hi, my name is debbie downer

Hello dear readers! Debbie Downer here! :D

Yup, that's right. This is officially the second worst week of my life. Second only to the week I got my DUI. Something about being arrested takes the cake. Emotionally I've gone from bursts of tears, hysterical laughter, disbelief and utter depression...

SO- to spare you too much melancholy, I'm just going to give you a bullet point version of my week... seems less traumatic for you that way!

  • Turned down for my old job. Didn't give me a reason why, just said they "wouldn't be rehiring me". THAT was a super blow to the ego. I thought that would be a sure thing.
  • Got an email about the job I interviewed for last week, saying they were going with another candidate. I had a really good feeling after the interview, which makes me think I can't read people at all.
  • Guy who said he was going to buy my car, didn't have the money. Surprise surprise. Relisted Jeep on Craig's List.
  • Went to Wal-Mart to spend the last of this week's money on necessities before my income disappears. Read: Dog food, cat food, toilet paper, coffee (no more Starbucks for me!)
  • Upon return, car wouldn't start in the Wal-Mart parking lot. Burst into tears.
  • Contemplated applying for a job at Wal-Mart while waiting for a ride.
  • Boyfriend finally texted me back, and figured out the fix to my Jeep was easy (loose battery terminal connection), drove home and applied for a job at Wal-Mart.
  • Furnace won't turn on. Thought I had enough oil to last to April, whoops! There's another $300 to get heating oil (which I don't have and have to borrow from Mom)
  • Confirmed that I am not eligible for anymore unemployment extensions. My next to last paycheck is next Wednesday for $390. Then the following Wednesday I'll get my final paycheck of $4. WOO!
So thus far, this week has been amazing. Can you smell my sarcasm? I hope so!

Now, in order to keep myself SANE, I'm going to try to be positive and think some happy thoughts.

Here's a few things I'm thankful for:
  • I live in a house that my parents own and (technically) pay no rent.
  • I can always take on a boarder to help supplement my living expenses (although that's a last resort).
  • I own my car outright, and don't make payments, so it won't get repo'd
  • I will be eligible for a NEW unemployment claim, however its only $150 a week, but its better than nothing.
  • My tax return is en route. Its only $480, but again, its something!
  • There's a freezer at my parents that STOCKED full of food, that I'm more than welcome to steal from if need be.
  • My friends and family, who seem to have more faith in me and my abilities than I do.
So there's my happy thoughts for the day. I appreciate all your kind words too my dear readers and friends. I'm trying really hard to stay positive. And find my happy place!!!

I leave you with this pic, which totally makes me laugh:


Baby Sister said...

I'm sorry you're having such a bad week. :( I hope things turn up soon!!

Kaleena J. said...

forget about Puss in Boots... it's PIG IN BOOTS!! alsp, "Emotionally I've gone from bursts of tears, hysterical laughter, disbelief and utter depression..." sounds like a typical morning for me! haha jk

One Blonde Girl said...

I teared up while reading this. Of course I'm super emotional this week as well, but apparently having a bun in the oven will do that to a girl. Regardless, it's still upsetting that you're in such a difficult situation. If I was one of those super cheery, upbeat, optimistic people, I would fill this comment with garbage like, "Keep your head up!" "Everything happens for a reason!" and blah blah blah, but I'm not, and quite frankly, having been where you are, I always resented comments like those. I will say, however, that I wish you the best, and I'm sending good vibes your way, and if you end up working at Walmart, just think of all the good footage you can score for that freak show website, The People of Walmart.

One Blonde Girl said...

p.s. Noticing that you are a fellow Fringe fan, are you just as pissed off as I am that they moved to Friday nights? Even when I'm home, I can't remember to watch it!

Meghan said...

I hope next week is much better for you, lady! I love your perspective though and the list of things to be grateful for:)

Mrs. Beer said...

Gahhhh that sucks. I'm sorry. Hate to be cheesy but things can really only get better ...? On a side note- I totaalllyyy got a DUI too- on the way home from work about 4 years ago (I cocktailed on the Strip) and got pulled over for going FIVE mph over the speed limit. FIVE! 24 hrs in jail. Worst. Day. Of. My. Life. Hands down!

Cathy said...

ugh. That sounds like a terrible week. Sending positive thoughts your way. And that pig totally made me giggle!