Through the combined powers of consulting agencies, job experience, and being really good at what I do by virtue of it being both easy and something I've done for a year straight full time, on Monday I resume full time work.
Feels good. Job is closer, easier/safer to get to (no rush hour), pays better, and has actual potential for career advancement. They're unfortunately a GFZ, but I'll live. Contract to hire, time to see if I can work myself out of ANOTHER job, or if this one will stick!