*Casts resurrect on thread - it's only been two months, that's not too bad...*
So a slightly odd development...
I'd been temping at an education based company for just over two months, when they decided to end my contract (they'd hired me to cover a period of holiday/turnover, and now had enough people back). I came in for my last day on Friday... to receive a permanent job offer!
Now, this isn't the industry I want to build a career in, but it's a job, can start pretty quick and is decent enough money. It also will help the household if we do end up hitting a slight rough spot financially in the next few months (long story, not worth getting into, but it's been the elephant in the room for a while).
I've accepted the job - my thoughts are I can maybe do some classes, try a few things I didn't have the time or money for previously, and move on when the time is right with some money in the kitty, some experience rather than long gaps on my CV, and so on. So it's "adjacent" as my mother puts it, but it is progress.