I'm not really new here...
I just thought I'd officially say 'hello' since I find myself logging in regularly again.
I've been stuck at home for the last few months since I got knocked on my ass with morning sickness. The plan originally was that I was going to continue working where I was until I got hired at Wal-Mart for a larger paycheck, but when I got so bad I couldn't stand up for five minutes at a time they went ahead and let me go and then I never heard from WM. I was depressed for a while during and after that ordeal (seriously, I'm not good enough for Wal-Mart????) and while I did fill out other applications and turn in a few resumes, time was quickly running out before I could convincingly tell a potential employer that I "just" found out I was pregnant.
So now my job is to vacuum the apartment occasionally. I do housework, I sew, I fold laundry. I did those things before, too, but now it's a bit less satisfying. I hate that my boyfriend has to pay for everything even though he tells me he doesn't mind. We tried getting on food stamps, but apparently we were too honest on our application because everyone he works with was able to get them no problem. I have student loans that I can't pay and I can't bring myself to ask him to pay for me, so they're just backing up. Meanwhile I sit and kill time. The only people I talk to besides Steven are stupid teenagers trying to hit on me while I walk my dog.
On a positive note, I finally managed to quit smoking. I was worried for a while because every time I'd go a few days without and then have another break down and the only thing to calm me down was that sweet, smoky goodness. But since I haven't had to deal with the general public at all my anxiety levels have gone down almost enough for me to have faith in humanity again. :P
So that's what's up, in a nutshell. I know you were all just dying to hear it. Also, if there's anyone who can help me change my username, I would sooooo appreciate it because 'Gallowsbait' was a name I used when I played World of Warcraft and I'm kind of embarrassed by it now. I prefer 'Peppermint42' because I like peppermints and Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Aaaaand... that's it. Thanks for reading! <3