It's bad. Never good, always leads to an aggravating of whatever had got you into a twist in the first place. So I've gotten myself smoothed out a bit, and am just doing what's at hand in life for the weekend. The wife is off practicing for her church service/performance tomorrow (fledgling organist), and I took the kids to the local fire station open-house for face-painting and pizza, then placed ads on some internet forums of note (craigslist, etc) to sell off some bass amp stuff.
Anyway, a new potential work prospect is looking hopeful, though it will likely incur some friction with my still-present employer. The slow build-up of anxiety created by lack of steady work has borne with it a new, most urgent necessity. Almost no adequate heads-up or notice will likely be given, and bad feelings are almost sure to join the fray of an already much-tested relationship (with present employer). But I gotta do what I gotta do. Such is life. But I'll get to stop panicking, and so, thankfully, will my wife.