Jedi Marri

Just ME, as I Am.

Adjustments October 15, 2008

Filed under: Life As It Is — jedimarri @ 6:41 pm
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Life is full of adjustments.  Lately that’s all my life seems to be!  That’s ok though – what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger right?

Today was another one of those minor adjustments.  Nothing that was massive, but it still made me pause for a minute.  We went into DSHS for our appointment with a financial advisor to find out about food stamps and all that.  She was really nice and asked about a billion questions.  I’d been really nervouse going into the interview but i was able to stay calm and handle it well 🙂  We won’t be getting any cash assistance like we were hoping, but we will be getting food stamps.  Exact amount to be determined tomorrow.  We had to have my new boss fill out a form saying how much I’m getting paid and then tomorrow we go back to turn that in and get the EBT card.

Getting food stamps has been one of my adjustments, but it’s one that I’ve been preparing for mentally so there wasn’t much left to deal with emotionally today.  No, the interesting part was when we were answering all her questions and we got to the living situation.  Ok, so our current mailing address is my parents house, and our current residence is a place we’re house-sitting.  So we don’t have any residence of our own.  Where does this leave us? Homeless with temporary shelter.

That kinda hit me in the gut.  Not that I’m embarrassed to be homeles, it’s just, weird more than anything.  I mean – I used to work in a homeless shelter!  I know full well that there are a lot of reasons people end up homeless, and so I don’t attach the stigma to it that I would have when I was younger.  No, I think the weirdest part is that I always used to tell my clients I worked with at the shelter that I knew full way I could be in there place easily – and now I basically am.

My time at the shelter has been really useful though.  I have a much better idea what resources are out there for Mo and I because of working with the clients (even though I was the day care teacher) and I have a much more realistic view about our situation truly is than I probably would have other wise.

It’s still weird though.


I LOVE dragons :) September 30, 2008

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I just found this picture when I did a random search for purple wallpaper backgrounds through google images.  I’d had the same background on my computer for WAY too long!

Ok – update on life is that things are really crazy right now.  Still really struggling with my asthma, although I did do a lot better today then I have been doing 🙂  Mo and I are juggling a lot of details working to to apply for benefits, get me into local doctors, job hunt, and soon we’ll need to start the apartment search!  It’s pretty overwhelming at times and it’s completely wearing me out.  I haven’t had a chance to write since he got down here because I’ve just plain been too exhausted!  I’m hoping that tomorrow that will change…


Life goes on… September 25, 2008

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So life goes on.  That’s my day’s summary.


Ok, so I’ll type more than that 😛

Last night was a pretty bad night.  We were wondering for a bit if I was going to have to go to the ER.  But the good news is that I didn’t have too!  Since I was doing so bad Mom stayed home with me instead of going to church because we were all kind of worried about me.

The fun thing is that Mom and I used the time home just the two of us, hanging out, to start teaching me how to knit!  Yeah, I know, I have a million things I’m already doing, but I can’t really take beading with me when waiting in doctors offices can I?  Which is exactly what I did today when Mom and I went to the DSHS office.

Here’s what I’ve accomplished between watching Bones last night and sitting in the waiting room today:

I’m pretty excited about it!

Despite waking up with an asthma attack today, and battling through it all morning, I still got a lot done!  Mom and I went to DSHS and we have an appointment sent up for food stamps and all that.  It’s not until the 15th, but at least it’s set up.

I also have an appointment set up at the Vancouver Clinic.  Again, this one’s not until the 8th, but it’s vitally important right now to get me under the care of a local doctor.

Now for some fun stuff 🙂

My friend Lily put together this blog post and I thought it was really interesting!  It’s all about events in the month of October.

I’ve started a third blog!  What you say? Are you crazy? Simple answer: Yes. I decided I wanted to have a blog that features etsy finds – because I find so much cool stuff!  So here it is, Rose Works Jewelry’s Treasury Blog.

And, lastly, I think I’m going to NaNoWriNoMo this year!  For those of you who’ve never heard of it…a bunch of writers pledge to write at least 50,000 words during the month of November.  And we support each other while doing it 🙂  To get myself psyched up, I’m going to try to write 2,000 words a day for the next month on my book I’ve been working on.  Honestly, I’ll be happy if I at least write every day in the next month, but since 2,000 will be the goal once it’s NaNoWriNoMo, that’s my long-term goal 😛

Yesterday was day one of this new writing goal.  I only reached 1,000 words – but since I had a really bad night last night I can accept it 🙂  PLUS – I had a little fun and I added in the words from my three blogs and I wrote a total of 1,500 words between the book and the three blogs!   Not bad if I do say so myself…