What I’ve Been Up To

Lots of knit­ting. Lots and lots of knit­ting. (If you’re on Rav­el­ry, you can see my fin­ished projects.) My hands ache from the knit­ting, par­tic­u­lar­ly the left because I knit Con­ti­nen­tal. I think I may have to learn to knit Eng­lish just to swap off on occa­sion. We’ve been going out to hear more live […]

The Benefits of Maturity

I’m an Old­er Woman. My 50th birth­day is fast approach­ing. No mat­ter what I do with my résumé, it is pret­ty obvi­ous that I’m not a mil­len­ni­al. That is who is tru­ly desired, it seems, by the tech star­tups that I pre­fer to work with. Oh, the job post­ings don’t come out and say that they […]

Big Update

Well, I owe you all an apol­o­gy. This blog has been aban­doned for four years, and a lot has hap­pened in that time. Katie is mar­ried, about to fin­ish col­lege, and expect­ing her first child! I went back to work in 2013! I work from home, but I work full time doing tech­ni­cal sup­port for Apple, Inc. as […]

Workshop Today

So today I attend­ed a voca­tion­al reha­bil­i­ta­tion work­shop called Oasis. I don’t recall what that stands for, but they want­ed to iden­ti­fy my inter­ests, apti­tudes, and abil­i­ties to help me go back to work. Yes, that’s what I’m aim­ing towards. It’s a slow process, though. They warned us yes­ter­day that it will take three months […]

Donating My Time

Plinky asked, “Do you vol­un­teer?” Not at the moment, unfor­tu­nate­ly :-( I have in the past, with an online safe­ty group, Girl Scouts, home­school­ing groups, Freecy­cle, and oth­er orga­ni­za­tions. I’m look­ing for some­thing to do again, since I find myself with time on my hands and a bit more ener­gy than I had for a while. […]

Online Job Hunt — Heard of this place?

Yes, yes—I promise this is the last post for now. Prob­a­bly for the week­end, but at least for a few hours! I con­tin­ue to hope to find some kind of work that I can do from home despite my unco­op­er­a­tive body. Of course, most list­ings for “work at home” and “telecom­mute” jobs are com­plete rip-offs. I […]

Shouldn’t Be This Tired

The girl had an appoint­ment at the doc­tor’s office today, then we had to go to Chil­dren’s Health­care of Atlanta to have an EKG and lab work done–just part of the nor­mal mon­i­tor­ing for some of her meds. And that’s all we did today, oth­er than try­ing to pick up my meds (which weren’t ready) […]

Review: Women, Work and Autoimmune Disease

I read Women, Work and Autoim­mune Dis­ease by Ros­alind Joffe and Joan Fried­lan­der a few months back, but for some rea­son, my review on Ama­zon took a while to show up, and I did­n’t think to keep a copy for myself. It seems to final­ly be there now, so I’ll put it here, too (slight­ly […]

Semester Is Past the Half-way Point!

And so far, I’ve only lost one point in my Project Man­age­ment class, none in the oth­er class. That was due to a stu­pid mou­s­ing error—bad hands! Oh well, if that’s all my hands cost me this semes­ter, I’ll be hap­py. The career course required us to do “long-term career plan­ning” this week. I don’t know […]

Working?

I’m work­ing on a new pod­cast episode. Real­ly! And I’d like very much to hear from you. Are you work­ing? Have you had to change any­thing about work since devel­op­ing a chron­ic ill­ness? Have any of you gone back to work after tak­ing some time off? Is any­body will­ing to be inter­viewed? Thanks!

Begin typing your search term above and press enter to search. Press ESC to cancel.

Back To Top
%d bloggers like this: