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I did not have a new years eve party like I thought I would. I really could not afford one and I didn't like last years party where people turned on the t.v. to watch the apple drop in New York. That is boring and depressing.
I will call tomorrow and go to the school district classified office so that I can apply for a sub position. I don't think it will be long before I am working.
I am still running the meeting on Tuesday night. I will have six or so people tomorrow night. It is a lot of fun.
I actually paid the rent on time this month. We are looking for a two bedroom apartment nearby. We saw one today for 1,050. It is old; but has large rooms and hardwood floors. We must wait to get some pay stubs though. I think we will be moving at the latest by March. Victor, my boyfriend, just got three jobs. He started the training for the security job last week. He gets paid monthly and so we must wait to move.
Tomorrow I am going to get my hair cut and maybe colored blond. Between 9 and 12 they have a sale at this thrift shop near the beauty school; so I will go there first.
Friday I am going to visit an old friend at her board and care. We are going to watch a dvd I got for Christmas. I am concerned about her not getting healthy snacks between meals because she is diabetic. On Wednesday my friend Fardin will come have coffee with me here. I convinced him to attend the Tuesday night meeting. I called my friend Ken last night to invite him too.
I read about a good program where they team up mental health consumers with personal trainers to help people lose weight and become healthy. They work on shopping for food and cooking too.
Another article I read in The Los Angeles Times said that there is an organization in Culver City, CA. which allows people with autism, retardation and learning difficuties to earn a living as artists. They create paintings, silk patchwork pillows,painted birdhouses, mixed media works, ceramic platters, aprons, pillow slips, and baby blankets. I was thinking that this would be a good program for the mentally ill population as well. It would reduce or end dependancy on welfare. There may be other art forms that consumers are talented at which they could profit from.
I also was reading about soldiers returning from wars who are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and are getting no counseling or medication to help them. I think that is criminal. In particular, the California National Guard which was deployed in Iraq is returning to find no services in place to meet their needs. They are only supposed to be called to help in case of a domestic natural
disaster and they are getting treated like second class citizens. The delay in treatment is leading to domestic violence and sometimes even suicide.
I saw Pride and Prejudice and it was very good. I also saw Mr. and Mrs. Smith and I didn't care for it. I rented Millions because I just had to see it again.
I don't know if I mentioned that my dad had gastric bypass surgery. Apparently he has lost 30 pounds or so since the surgery on December 7th. My stepmom will have hip replacement on January 9th.
My mom is still moving to Texas for a while beginning in June or July. My mom is healthy at age 62. I am thankful for that.