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Sleep, Unemployment, and Holiday
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So it was a good night. Amélie was asleep at 8pm, and went to sleep quickly as well. She woke up at 5am, but Lu fed her and she slept again until 8am. A miracle! It wasn't a particularly tiring day for her yesterday either, but perhaps the lack of sleep caught up with her as well.

Unfortunately I really struggled to sleep, and didn't fall asleep until gone midnight, at which point it was a troubled sleep anyway. Ironically I stayed awake after she awoke at 5am, despite the fact she went back to sleep until 8am.

The cold didn't help, and it was back with a vengeance this morning. This time it's more of a classic head cold, with runny nose, sinus pain, sore throat, cough, and just the usual all over aches and pains.

Today is my 4 month unemployed-i-versary. 175 jobs applied for (sorry for the repeat on Twitter and Facebook). I did my usual monthly accounting today, and half my redundancy money has gone, which means I'm on track for zero money around November/December time. It's a staggering amount of money that has gone - I could have bought my car with it - but I'm trying not to think about it too much. Even more so I'm trying not to think about what happens if I don't find anything before November.

Part of me is stressed about the situation. I can feel it, sitting there in the background, gnawing away. There's no getting away from it. This is part of why my insomnia has come back I suspect.

This afternoon (so far) was made of job applications. I would have done the website newsletter, but the site is down, and no response from the owner. That will have to wait until tomorrow now.

It's our weekly games night tonight, so that's something to look forward to.

I might go and see X-Men: First Class tomorrow, for something to do, and depending how I feel. I've asked my hairdresser if she's around to do a trim either tomorrow or Friday, so it depends if there's a clash with that. My hair's not overly long, but chances are it will feel long while I'm away on hols, so best to get sorted now.

I need to do the washing for the holiday tomorrow pm some time, although there isn't a vast amount. Then I can pack probably Friday, or at worst Saturday morning. Then we're off to Gatwick early afternoon.