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Boots and Catching Up

17 Jan

First off, what’s going on with booties? Not baby booties. I know what’s up with those. No, these…

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These are booties.

I just completed amassing my collection of shin-high boots in all necessary colors because I was told this was what all the grown up classy ladies were wearing these days, but I see that once again fashion has moved on without asking me if I’m ready and we’re all about these tiny little ankle grazers now. Incidentally, naturally, and not surprisingly, these mini boots seem to be just as expensive as their knee reaching counterparts. Whaa? It’s like 75% less shoe! Actually, I give myself a pat on the back for even noticing this fashion trend, seeing as how not that long ago I was found wandering lost and confused behind a TJ Maxx wearing sneakers and socks with capri pants.

I haven’t blogged in like a year and a half, but what else is new? Things have happened in the last year that would be awkward for me to talk about on such a public platform, but they have resulted in my family setting out to find a new church. We seem to have found one that we so far love very much. It is deeply biblically based, and all about that Jesus! The whole thing has been quite painful, but I can definitaly say I’m moving closer and closer each day to God, more now than I have in years, and I can be nothing but grateful for that. Anyway, I don’t want to get into it further here, but if you would like to know more about that transition, I am more than happy to talk about it privately!

In other news:

  • In a post I wrote a couple years ago I stated that I had never watched The Big Bang Theory, however the reverse is now true since my parents loaned us seasons 1-7 on DVD. After a two month binge I now need therapy to deal with the fact that I can only watch it once a week. #shamy #lenny. I hate hashtags, really. Especially ones that are like, a whole sentance. #no #stop #don’t #why
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LOL

  • I began working in a contract position with a web design company writing content. This is largely the reason why I hadn’t blogged in so long, since at first the work was so mind crushingly MUCH that I kept forgetting to sleep and feed my children. Here is a selfie I took during that time:
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  • Work has leveled off as time has gone on, which is good for my children because they get to eat regularly now and I remember to take showers daily again.
  • My baby girl started preschool! And Dance!
  • My big boy started Jiu Jitsu and is doing awesome!
  • My bird decor has finally overgrown my kitchen and has spilled out into my living room!

Until next time, xoxo

Avocado and Failure

26 Sep

First of all, doesn’t this look amazing?

Grilled Cheese and Avocado

Well it was amazing. Avocados and homemade butter are my current best friends.

On a related note, I made stick butter!

Only two problems so far – my butter gets way hard after it’s been in the refrigerator for awhile. I have to zap it in the microwave to get it anywhere near spreadable. Do they put something else in store butter to make it softer? The container of store bought butter that I have says the ingredients are sweet cream, salt, and EVOO. Guess I’ll try throwing in a little of that next time. The other problem is that I am totally eye-balling the size of these sticks, and I have no real idea how many tablespoons are in there. I don’t have those handy markings on the wrapper either, to tell me where to cut if I want a certain number of tablespoons. Don’t worry, I will work out the kinks before you receive your Christmas butter.

Anyway, so about failure. We’ve all been there, right?  I’ve got a fair amount of failures under my belt, so I’m no stranger. My failures include (but are not limited to):

  • Selling Mary Kay cosmetics
  • Almost every math class I’ve ever taken
  • Every history class I’ve ever taken
  • The pants I tried to make for my son where I sewed the legs together
  • That time I tried to wear high heels

Well  I failed again this week.There was this company I was trying to write for, one of those “write about such and such and we’ll pay you x per word, or y per article” deals. Anyway their testing process was extremely detailed and demanding. I remember having the feeling that the intent was to see how well I follow direction, rather than how well I can write. I devoted what I would consider to be “too much” time to completing this test, and thought I had hit all the requirements. I ended up making a styling mistake with some of the links in my article. Ok, all of the links in my article were displayed incorrectly. I got a “thanks, but we’ll be passing on your services” email. Hey, no hard feelings, company. I should have paid better attention to your ten-thousand instructions. My rationalizing thoughts were that if their article requirements are anything like their testing requirements, I probably don’t have time for that level of commitment anyway. Nor do I have the desire to write for a company who values fixable minutiae over my writing style and ability. I may or may not have fired off a sassy email informing them of my thoughts on the matter. Mission complete, looks like that bridge is good and burned.

Whatever, I’ll just go make some more butter.

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