Things might be looking up a little.
I think I got a part-time job this afternoon. I put in a couple of applications last night, while I was being bummed, and this afternoon when I checked my voicemail I had a message from one of them. And so I called them back, answered a few questions and am meeting with someone from Customer service on Sunday to do some paperwork.
I think that means I have a job. So yey. I might be able to afford Christmas. And to eat for the next few months. And there's probably a discount there, so that's a plus too. Perfect for Christmas gifting.