Saturday, February 17, 2007

Couple of household tips:

Use a small amount of white vinegar in your rinse cycle to soften clothes.

When the weather is going to drop below freezing, spread a little bit of silicone on the rubber part of your car door to avoid having your door freeze shut.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Menu for the week

OK, I got into gear and here's my menu for the week:

Monday: Italian sausage meatball subs and green salad

Tuesday: Corn chowder soup with homemade foccacia

Wednesday: Pesto shrimp pasta

Thursday: Homemade macaroni and cheese & side of steamed broccoli

Friday: Store bought submarine sandwich & green salad (or leftovers)

Trying to dream of a dream job

I've been asked what my dream job would be. And honestly, I feel sad to say that I do not know.

I'm not sure if everyone knows what their dream job is because it's easy to figure out, or if everyone else somehow has had the opportunity to witness a friend with the dream job or what.

I like change, getting to try different things. I like art, color and creativity. I like doing things with my hands and dislike having to work on my computer too much. I love to eat, love to taste new flavors and even love to read about food. I have a soft spot in my heart for all things made by craftsmen. Handmade objects, made better than a machine ever could, made with care and passion...that is the stuff of the American dream.

But a dream job... alas, I come up empty.

I have considered trying to get a job with an interior design firm, thinking that perhaps I'd be inspired to major in design. I have considered working for a caterer, learning the ropes in case I'd ever one day take the leap into the unknown world of owning my own business.

If anyone has any suggestions that you think might fit, let me know! Until then, the quest continues...

Oh, and one other thing...I would like to earn a decent living!! (Oh dream jobs can be a let-down that way!)

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Warm days and restless thoughts...

Must...get...motivated! (Imagine captain Kirk saying it.)

Ok, so I haven't been hitting my 2xweek workout resolution that well so far this year. But, I have been trying to add different things in, like yoga, bicycle riding and walking.

The warm weather we had today (we were in the was so awesome, no jacket required) made me feel so antsy, I had to move. But, since I'm broke and not currently working, I settled on staying in and doing laundry.

I also working on piecing together some fabric that I cut out yesterday for a couple of quilt blocks. Quilting is one of my on-again-off-again hobbies that I enjoy obsessing over. I pieced together two blocks, and they are quite pretty. Now, I need more fabric!

I ran down tonight and picked up some free tickets for a hockey game from a liquor store that emails me specials. I was excited to get them because we haven't yet seen our local team, the Rocky Mountain Rage, play.

Hi Cyndi! Thanks for the welcome back! Hope all is well with you!