Saturday Mornings

The Logical Heart Knows Best

I’m so relieved, the red tape I was dealing with is hopefully over. The unemployment agencies do not make it easy for the unemployed to access information on exactly how the unemployment process works. There is no information online either. I had to ask Reddit to help me out.

It seems like it would be straightforward, but it’s not if you have worked multiple jobs in the preceding year it gets complicated as I discovered. This wouldn’t be as much of an issue because they would address it early in the unemployment process. But the pandemic has caused delays in processing the claims, so it can be many months instead of the few weeks it used to be.

I listened to two books today while doing double PT exercises. I love Glennon Doyle, The Love Warrior is what I enjoyed this afternoon. I identified closely with what she shared. Maybe it’s nearly a universal experience for women. I also began watching Song Explorer on Netflix, wow! It’s so cool and inspiring!

I did guided meditations on YouTube by Thich Nhat Hanh to soothe me before dealing with the red tape. Then I was waiting for a phone call. It never happened, so I called them. I was all nervous for nothing because they dismissed it, but no one ever notified me. I was thankful and sighed.

Last night we watched an uplifting movie called Please Stand By. We had popcorn too, pretending we’re at the theater. And a guilty pleasure we’ve begun is watching It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It is so non-PC, absurd, offensive, yet irresistibly funny, like a train wreck. And the way it’s portrayed is that they are horrible, offensive characters, being horrible and bonkers with resulting consequences for their destructive behavior, so somehow they get away with the offensive humor.

I thought about baking cookies because it’s snowy, brrr, but opted for a hot bath with a book instead. Then I wanted to nap, but it was time to blog. Twenty days left!

This freezing weather makes me want to get back in bed and veg out, slip into a half-sleep all toasty and comfy, drifting in and out of dreams. Then I’d roll over and read a book until my eyes flutter and close. Time for dreams again. Sounds like a perfect Saturday morning, heh. Oh, I could set the TV to one of those channels that has a perpetual roaring fire, fun!

Now I can get back to working on creativity and projects since I’m free of red tape and am on the mend. I have appointments made again to address my health issues. It doesn’t hurt to try again.

I am thankful we can do video visits, email messaging with the providers, and pharmacy by mail. Everything is so convenient now. Grateful.

Time to burrow in for the night with a cup of herbal cinnamon tea. Then more popcorn and a movie, perhaps?

Michelle Miyagi
Hi! I was an RN, BSN in mental/behavioral health for 27 years. Now I'm helping empower caring people like me to prioritize themselves by maintaining healthier boundaries for more freedom, peace, and joy. I am also active in Long Covid advocacy.

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