So, I forgot to mention that I have some more work. The place I offered to volunteer at had me volunteering for a few days/a week and then all of sudden they asked if I wanted to help with development (grant writing) work. SURE! So, I have the other half of my time covered until the end of December. It's good because I'll have a local company on my resume, and of course get money.
All of this is good because though I do have health insurance, it does nothing for me until I pay out my monthly payment plus a $5,000 deductible. So, in order for me to get any benefits before December I have to pay out about $8,000. And they wonder why we need health care reform. I heard on the radio today that tomorrow begins the stipulation that insurance companies that sell plans for children cannot exclude any child. So, of course, insurance companies are going to stop selling those plans. I truly do understand what's happening, but I wish someone would be able to manage all the variables so everyone wins. That's highly unlikely.
Did I mention also that I've added the antidepressant? Oh, yes. I did. And it's working some. I still have negative thoughts and even periods of feeling really depressed, but I get through them. It does help to have more to do in terms of work. But still have to carry on with my free time.
I also have to figure out a way to exercise. I tried doing classes but I overdid it and now my knee hurts. And I tried working out by myself yesterday and tweaked my back. I feel my muscles atrophying. Hear them? Screaming help me help me? I long for the days when I would bike to work. It's just an adjustment though. I'll work it out. Or get very overweight and M will dump me. Kinda a joke. But that's a whole 'nother story.