Once again, persistence has paid off. I kept in touch with some law firms that had expressed interest in me but didn't have a position I wanted. Now one of them has a weekend person going on an extended sick leave. They asked me to quote a hourly rate - I aimed high, thinking they would bargain it down - and they said yes!
It's a contract position, and may or may not become permanent. Either way is fine with me. If it continues, I'd be able to do the other things - notetaking, ESL tutoring - at the same time. This would provide a steady income in between terms, when there's no notetaking work. If it doesn't continue, it's good money and a good connection while it lasts.
I would start training next week, except my mother will be visiting, and then we have the Hawaiian wedding in Vermont. So I have time to get dogwalking set up, and to mentally change gears.
Now I feel extra vindicated that I didn't let myself get sucked into a Monday to Friday job. Hallelujah. Life is good.