I'm a housewife... Get me out of here!
2008 was my big year. I finally moved to America (yay, green card!) and finally started working full-time (yay, earning minimal wage in the most expensive city in the world!).
Unfortunately 2009 has taken a turn for the worst. On the 5th of January I became a victim of downsizing. That's right, the economy got me.
It's a condition of my green card that I can't become a "ward of the state", ie. get the dole, so it's really really important that I find another job. This is very hard as my desired field (gallery/arts administration) is firing EVERYONE and replacing them with unpaid interns.
It hasn't taken long for me to fall into the cycle:
I spend most of the day in the house (it is -12C outside!).
I only ever leave to run errands (thank god for the supermarket, library and laundromat).
I clean a lot because it makes me feel productive.
I obsess over interior design (Mars, you should see what I've done with the lounge room!)
I cook special meals (because husband coming home for dinner is social highlight of the day).
I drink on my own (because husband never comes home in time for dinner).
I've been thinking about baby names I like.
I really really feel like a cigarette.
5 years ago