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The Chronicles of the Weezie and the inflatable turtle
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An update, and a rant...
So, only a few weeks into 2019 and already a few things have changed.

I am now today 20 weeks pregnant. Me and Taina have our scan appointment tomorrow, where we find out what gender the baby is. Looking forward to it.

I have a preference for a girl I guess, but honestly it really doesn't matter and I will be happy regardless.

Taina has a slight hunch it is a girl. Jess originally said she has a hunch it is a boy, but then when I caught up with her for coffee a couple of days ago, she had changed her mind and has a feeling it's a girl.

Debra, Taina's Mum has made it very clear that she hopes it is a boy. She seems very intent on telling us that she thinks boys are better. I mean, sure, that might be her experience, but it is super annoying, especially as I know I would love to have a daughter. And also, if it is a boy, her excitement about it will just be extra annoying.

Other big news is, I have left my job at Specsavers.

I mean, for one I was super unhappy and desperate to leave. But it's also a really hard job to do while pregnant. In the end, I left mostly for 'medical reasons' - stuff like the place being way too hot in Summer and it making me feel faint and dizzy. Plus the difficulties of being on my feet too much, rushing around too much, all my frequent migraines, stuff like that.

I've been applying for other jobs, like admin jobs and call centre stuff, stuff that I think I would like better and that would involve sitting down more. So far no luck, but I will keep applying. Being pregnant makes my chances of getting hired a little lower, but I will see.

Taina STILL hasn't found a job. And believe me, it's not from lack of trying. He applies for everything: IT jobs, retail jobs, call centre and admin jobs, hospitality jobs.

WINZ sent him to this seminar for ANZ, where they recruit people. Apparently the person that did his interview said 80-90 percent of people get hired through those recruitment drives. Yet somehow, he still didn't get through to the next stage. I really don't know why nothing's working for him.

So we are now on the benefit. Which would be fine, but I have big credit card bills I don't know how to handle.

I know, I'm the one who chose to charge things to my credit card. But I did so, because even when I was still working, my income wasn't enough to cover basic living costs, and yet we didn't qualify for benefit support, so I used the credit card for basic things like food and power bills, in the hopes Taina would soon find work and we could pay it back quickly.

But, he still has no work. And I am really stuck.

I am trying to be optimistic. And I am trying to focus on looking forward to baby coming, and planning all the things for that. But why does it have to be so difficult to get work and make ends meet?

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