I am happy to announce that I got a real world/ brick-and-mortar job. The piddly stuff I was doing before didn’t bring in any money and, shoot, I can’t really concentrate on writing anyway. I am so broke it isn’t even funny and I’ve been really worried about Christmas coming up. This job isn’t going to have me raking in the dough here, but it definitely eases my mind to a certain extent.

I’ve been out putting in resumes and applications since a couple days after he left. No one’s called me back and those that I called weren’t hiring (though they had “we’re hiring” notices, for some reason). I’m pretty sure it was because I’ve been a stay-at-home mom for 4 years. Everyone oohs and ahs when they find out you’re sacrificing for your kid, but then they think you don’t know how to work when you try to get back into the daily grind.

At any rate, I went to my old place of employment. This was where I was working as a server when I was pregnant with my son. I couldn’t go back there after I found out the baby was going to die because I was losing my mind and there was no way I could smile and be pleasant. One of the supervisor’s at the time shared with me that her baby daughter died, so we kind of bonded over that. It was a really sad circumstance. Still, there was something good come out of it (as we say here in hillbilly country).

I walked in there yesterday and found out this lady is now the hiring manager. I sat down and talked to her about everything TheMan did and then quite literally begged for my old job back. I said “Please, I’m begging you, I just really need this job.”

She said they have a lot of servers already, but she was going to see what she could do for me. She went into the back and came back out a few minutes later.

“Be here at 9am Nov.16 for orientation.”

I was thrilled. I’m such a fucking sap that I jumped up and hugged her and then, gods help me, I started crying. I don’t want to get into my emotional state of mind (the haters would love that, wouldn’t they?) but I was just overcome. I felt like such a huge burden had been lifted from my shoulders. I will be eternally grateful to her for doing this for me. Really. She will be blessed with the best Karma ever. She’s awesome.

You know, I’m pretty damned lucky. I’ve got my friends that I’ve met through blogging (which are the best friends ever, even though I suck at visiting their blogs) and I’ve got other people that I haven’t seen in a long time that are still willing to help me out. That really lifts me up. One of these days I’m going to win the lottery and all of us are going on vacation somewhere not too hot and not too cold. Really.

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