I’ve been quiet lately.
I guess part of it is unplugging from the news cycle and popular media. And another part is that I’m healing inside.
I got to go to a knitting group I enjoy yesterday. I am not a great knitter. I’m a decent crocheter, but knitting isn’t my specialty. We had a “yarn swap” which meant I got to get rid of a bunch of yarn I don’t want to keep around anymore. And yes, I brought home some new yarnage. That’s OK. I brought home less than I donated to the group. If it gets sent out into the community, or the Universe, it’s quite all right with me!
I’ve been dealing with Insurance
Specifically health insurance. Apparently, when I got my 2.5% raise on Social Security last January, it put me in another income bracket. That messed everything up, and I was unaware. I got letters saying that “Nothing would change” or “No changes,” but I think that was before some of the new laws went into effect. There were changes. And those changes are being adjusted to as I write this.
I now have co-pays for services, which severely cuts my access to care. It wouldn’t be so bad if the van were out and running, but it’s in the shop and likely will be until November.
The poor van had some serious defects that weren’t caught before I paid for it, and I’ve had to repair them. They’ve been repaired at this point, but until the bill is paid, the mechanic is keeping my van. Consequently, I’m on the bus, taking cabs or Uber, and relying on the good graces of some dear friends. Consequently, other plans are on hold.
I’ve had some great leads for remote and telecommuting work, which I’ve been following up on and filing profiles for. I’ve updated my resume with the latest and greatest classes I’ve been taking online and updating my LinkedIn profile regularly.
Not only am I hoping for work for the short term to pay for the van repairs (see the above section), I’m looking for long term work to change my lifestyle.
The Healing Bits
The parts of me that need healing are the health and money sectors of my life. Specifically food in the health sector. I blew my diet over the holidays and haven’t had the determination to get back to it. I could use that right now.
Prayers gratefully accepted.
For money, I know working is a good step in the right direction. The other step is to stop “Debting” myself to death. That means the credit cards really need to be cut up into tiny pieces that can’t be glued back together, and all references to the numbers removed from my records. And I just need to pay off what I owe.
The problem with this is that until there’s more income, I’m using the credit cards to live. Like for groceries, and such. This is a really bad scenario. Not quite as bad as a payday loan scenario, but it’s pretty bad. The interest is nasty.
So, support me on Patreon if you can, send PayPal if you only want to send once, not every month, and if you don’t want to help me out financially, that’s OK too!
Pray that I get a job or two or three that I can do from home, without having to go anywhere, that pay enough to pay for the online access from my wifi hotspot, and can pay off my bills a bit.
And PLEASE – If you know of anyone needing help with their website,
Refer me or HIRE ME!