Well, I just quit my day job. I don't intend to go into why in great detail, but neither the job nor the boss were right for me, nor I for them. If I've been there for two years and still do not properly comprehend what I'm doing, and am actively seeking distraction because I dislike my primary task that much, and my primary reason for staying is that my employer has ferrets, I'm probably better off out of it.
So, on the down side, I now need new employment, preferably in my chosen field, that much more urgently. On the up side, I now have more time and motivation to seek and pursue projects in my chosen field.
So... does anyone need, or know anyone who needs, a web designer? Samples here, here, and here, and a facelift-in-progress here.