Is this by design? And can it be termed funemployment?
No, and no. I've decided the secret to funemployment is to either (a) know what work you're coming back to or (b) have enough money that you don't need to care. As is, my schedule's irregular so I'm less productive and less engaged than I was when I was working.
It's the same situation that we discussed when you, Ed, and Becky visited in June, and after three months things have been dragging.
But I have an interview for a job in DC and I'm planning to incorporate my own company on Wednesday regardless. Maybe Tuesday...
Damn. Sounds like at least you're doing some things about it. Good luck with whatever the next steps are!