Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Can I whine for a minute?

I am still feeling burned out. Last week I really wanted to write on my blog every day but every time I went to go post, I felt a wave of immense tiredness wash over my body.

Things are really hard right now. My job is depressing and apparently I have compassion fatigue. It's no wonder when none of the women I work with can get jobs, no longer have access to subsidized childcare and have had their cash benefits cut by 30%. All of this means that none of these poor women and children will be able to be self-sufficient and obtain safe housing. It isn't fair. Also, mr.mraynes and the kids are sick. I am now feeling sick. The economy sucks, effectively limiting the job prospects of mr.mraynes. And there just doesn't seem to be an end in sight.

What's a feminist girl to do? (other than be incredibly grateful for a loving, supportive family, a secure job and a comfortable life)...Why, eat her body weight in carbs in a futile effort to self-soothe. Here is what I ate yesterday:
  • 1 bowl of organic chocolate grahm cereal
  • 1 doughnut
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 brownie
  • 2 large scoops of cheesy funeral potatos
  • 1 bowl of chili
  • 1 bag of fruit snacks
  • 1 rice crispy treat
  • 3 chocolate kisses
  • 6 dinner rolls
  • 1 New York strip steak
  • 1 sweet potato w/ caramel sauce and marshmellows
  • 1 ice cream sandwhich

When I gave tihs list to mr. mraynes, he looked at me with horror in his eyes and suggested that I not get on the bathroom scale anytime soon.

I'm still resolved to post more frequently but I'm thinking about lowering my standards of what is post-worthy. So, any tips in dealing with pre- spring, bad economy doldrums? Also, I am taking requests for post topics.


  1. I think hearing about your job and what you do is interesting. Of course, I'm not sure what kind of client confidentiality rules are in place, but I realized I don't really know what you do other than the general description of helping women.
    I also enjoy it when you post poetry, as I never have the patience/ insight to find good poetry myself, but always enjoy it when others do. And along with that, you should also write reviews of interesting books you've read lately. I'm currently reading the book you sent me, and I'm really enjoying it. I really like your taste in literature, and I'd love to get other ideas of things to read when I have the time.
    And when I don't have anything else to blog about, I always resort to politics or religion. It's generally fairly easy for me to find something bothersome in those areas that I enjoy passive-aggressively blogging about.
    Just some ideas....

  2. Oh my hell!
    That is the funniest post I've read in forever.
    You are such a talented writer, I don't care how much you eat.
    Keep eating. I'll feed you.
    I'm glad we're friends.

    Oh, and come hang out on Thursday. If it's warm, maybe we can go to the pool!