Actually, my "everything" schedule is so far off!
Today has been extra crazy because I had to do most of my running around early if I wanted to have Papa's car to do it in. His brother (remember that whole debacle?) needs a ride to get blood work done because (surprise surprise!) no one down in that section of the state has a car/can give him a ride. So essentially Papa has to drive south for 45 minutes to get his brother, north 30 minutes to get to the lab, back south 30 minutes to drive brother home, and finally 45 minutes north again to get back home. Oh and don't forget having to pay to park at the lab! SMH
Do I seem a little pissy? LOL Papa and I had plans today to get some more Christmas stuff done - wrap, run to Target, possibly start baking and now it's down the tubes. I guess I am pouting because time is running out before Christmas and I was really looking forward to doing these things with Papa. Tomorrow the Guppies have a half day at school so we will be time crunched. Oh well. And...
To be honest, I think I am angry about today for another reason that has NOTHING to really do with today. A few days ago Papa's brother called and asked if Papa was still planning on being screened as a possible donor. All I could think was "ARE YOU KIDDING ME??!!?" Papa doesn't have a job and needs to be at the ready to interview whenever called, we have very very limited funds to keep our house going, and we barely have insurance! I'm trying to not think about this all until AFTER the holidays are done but my blood is boiling a bit today - as you can tell.
No word yet from the company Papa interviewed with last week. He is getting very discouraged and I feel so badly that there's not much I can do to change it. I keep reminding him that December is a SLLLOOOOOWWW time for hiring. No one is rushing to fill professional positions in December! Plus, with the company in question, the HR person said not many people were able/willing to interview right now. I told Papa they probably need to interview all the potential hires BEFORE contacting anyone who could already come in. My poor guy!
On the unemployment compensation front, Papa FINALLY got all his final numbers from the old company and called to get unemployment. Because he has never had it before, they have to have a "hearing" - I think they basically call the old company to verify the information Papa gave them. The hearing isn't until January 11th and they will decide then if Papa can be given retroactive unemployment benefits since he was given a severance package.
Are we having fun yet?
I want to go back to my usual jolly Christmastime self!