This may seem a surprise to some, but Saturday is what I consider Mandy and my day off. For someone who is not even working at the moment, why on earth would I need a day off?
Actually, I get to Friday and find myself quite tired. The whole job-hunting, taking Mandy out, shopping and keeping everything else going does take it out of me and Saturday is the one day where I don't go out at all. I like to give my skin a break from the makeup but I also like to have one day a week where it is for myself only.
Back to my current situation, we spoke to a very nice lady from social services yesterday who came to visit us. She took some notes, assessed Mandy and suggested that me being full time carer was a very suitable idea in this case. She is sorting the paperwork out next week and we keep our fingers crossed that we can get this acknowledged. Once sorted, I will then look to work part time and possibly some other voluntary work as well. I would still need to do something outside of the house and I would also like to try to contribute something. Living on benefits and doing nothing is not the way I would want to go.
I do still have a job interview next week and will explain the situation to them. They do employ people on a part time basis and this may be ideal for what I am looking for.