not as planned

The first of the year got off to a shaky start, what with that cold I got (and also some stupid issues with my endometriosis). But you know, I thought it’d all pass and I’d just push through. Well, I did push through, but not everything’s ending up roses here.

Thanks to that really fun polar vortex that swept through the nation, my move didn’t go as plan. The Mucca bus took one look at the storm and said, “haha, NO.” Thankfully, one of the guys had his minivan and four of us did 2 trips with it. I got my bed, all my clothes, some food and dishes, tv, microwave, toaster oven, and the new ikea stuff I just bought. (Which, HOORAY for awesome friends.) The rest of my furniture, books, and miscellaneous kitchen stuff is still at the old place waiting to get moved.

Thanks to a hiccup in my unemployment benefits which I haven’t yet been able to find out if it’s due to what’s going on in Washington or because my address changed, I haven’t been able to hire the movers to get the rest of my stuff over to the new place. So basically I’m owing rent on a second place because I can’t afford movers yet.

Thanks to some brain-fart and mismeasuring, the cabinet I bought from ikea isn’t big enough for the litter box to fit inside. So now I’m trying to come up with a new solution for hiding the litter box in this small studio apartment. Right now it’s between trying to build a new cabinet (or keep hacking the new one), or get a new smaller litter box.

Thanks to someone loosening all the cables in my building, I couldn’t get my internet set up 2 days ago. However, thankfully that problem got fixed today. It just meant a few extra days of no internet — which was mostly just a little boring because apparently I rely on streaming services to keep myself entertained for most of the day. Also, it put a damper on my job search, which is no good given that hiccup mentioned above.

So there’s that.

I’m doing my best not to panic about anything. I’ve got some friends putting feelers out to help with jobs, as well as my own applying to any miscellaneous job I think I might be partially qualified for. I put my nervous energy to good use by getting all my clothes unpacked and sorted. I’m trying to focus on the good things, and keep a positive attitude as best I can. To keep faith that this will all work out — something will work out. Sometimes the best laid plans don’t work out. We take the hand we’re dealt and make the best of it.