Aki-Jade (aki_jade) wrote,

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One month down...

Well, I've been unemployed for a month. It hasn't been too bad, actually.

I got approved for Unemployment because I was "fired due to illness, not employee misconduct" according to the State of Oregon. So I'm getting $230 a week for the next 6 months. It would have been $273 but I requested that they take out money for taxes so I don't have to worry about it next year. I also got food stamps, so that's another $200 a month. So over all, I'm doing okay. I will be moving out of my apartment at the end of April, and either moving in with my mom, or moving in with some friends down in Eugene, which is where I have been wanting to move for about a year now.

I've discovered a couple of things about myself in the last month.

1.) I like organizing events. It's fun and gives me something to do and a goal to aim for. I've been planning a regional event for my gaming group pretty much since I got fired. And it will be an awesome event. I'm excited for next Saturday.

2.) I like baking cakes. I've only tried out two recipes so far, but they have both turned out delicious. I made a chocolate Guinness cake last week (okay, I made two. I only got to eat a couple pieces, though). Everyone that tried it loved it, and I was getting compliments all night (and the person I -really- made it for even had two pieces <3). Tonight I made a Sour Cream Lemon cake. Again, it was delicious, but really, really sweet. I might cut down on the amount of sugar in the frosting when I make the next one.

Both cakes were made from scratch. The idea of using a cake mix makes me angry. Like it's cheating or something. Plus, why is it so hard to toss some flour, baking powder, salt, eggs and butter together?

So... yeah. All in all, live isn't too terrible. I'm horribly bored and live on facebook. I've looked for a few jobs, and maybe if nothing comes up I will try out culinary school in September.

I think I'm pretty happy, overall. I know my ladies (and a few guys) at the hospital miss me, and I miss them too. One of the nurses has demanded that I come back to visit and bring a cake with me, so I think Monday I will go slip into the OR with a Chocolate Guinness cake and visit for a little bit. Not like I have anything else to do. ;)
Tags: cake, unemployment, winning
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