I'd have two friends off it weren't for the internet. I also am not in a place to devote the time necessary to sustain a solid IRL friendship.
And I'm also a hermit.
Hey, everyone came back! Joanie, I feel you on the laundry... with our broken machine, I've been spreading laundry out as far as I can and then taking it to my neighbor's house. So I've been wearing the same shorts and shirts for days in a row. Lovely. Any sleep changes are challenging, IME. We'll be transitioning Avery to another room and his own bed soon... in the next several months. Maybe after all the holiday company leaves, so maybe several more months. Not sure, but it's coming. It will be amazing to get back to having my own room again and knowing that it will be that way from now on as there will be no more babies!!
Good luck at your interview tomorrow, Nicole! I hope you can empty your breasts and get some rest! And I agree, you are a wonder woman for doing this so soon pp.
Sara, no go on the ex-DP update? Sorry you were feeling stressed earlier. I like this group and you, too! Watch out, I'm virtually hugging you!
Amanda, how is your commute home/evening going?
Ash, are you on cup #89 of coffee yet? I don't know much about the ins and outs of public food assistance, but I am wondering if you might be able to get in on some bulk food purchasing in your area. I have some very frugal friends that buy like 50 pound bags of rice and beans (etc.) and split it up and make meals out of that for months. Of course fresh produce is another matter, but you might be able to get some good deals on end of season fruits/veggies and freeze them for the coming months. I know around here, there are a bunch of free apples to be had by people that are just done picking them. I saw an ad on CL's just yesterday for someone ripping out their acres of tomatoes for the season and they were free to anyone that would come take them off the vines. Not sure if these are at all helpful ideas...