Wednesday, October 27, 2010

job hunting

You know, sometimes it's hard to remember that things happen for a reason.  I've been applying for jobs on and off since having my daughter (so.....almost 6 mos) and have barely had any interest.  Makes you really start to doubt your abilities.  I've had 2 interviews.  Both had potential, both fell through.  The latest, the person who was leaving the position changed their mind...and decided to stay. they went through an entire recruitment process only to say "Sorry, we aren't hiring right now."  UGH!!!!  The one thing that I can be okay about is the fact that at least I have a job currently.  I feel really bad for the people out there who don't have jobs and have been looking forever.  It is a very frustrating and depressing process.  I feel like I need some tips on applying.  Maybe I'm doing something wrong on my resume???  I don't know.  Good luck to those of you out there who don't have jobs.  Keep looking.  You will find something!!!! 

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Recipe triumph

Do you ever have those nights where you just can't figure out what to make for supper?  Last night was like that for me.  I didn't have the right ingredients for what I really wanted to make.....damn me and my forgetfulness when I am grocery shopping!  I had to think of something new...something quick....and utilizing the sparse ingredients I have on hand. Especially when you are trying to cook when you have a baby, you have to be resourceful.  I mean, even though she is over 5 mos. old now....she is still a lot of work.  Babies are way more time consuming than I ever could have imagined.  So, in between trying to get my daughter to go to sleep, I had to think of something that I could just throw together but would still be somewhat healthy and tasty.  Here is what I came up with...and I feel like it was quite successful.  Sorry, no pics...eventually maybe I'll get there! 

1 box of spaghetti noodles (I like Quinoa noodles, but whatever your favorite is)
1/2 bag of frozen shelled edamame
1/2 bag of broccoli slaw
Newman's Own Light Ginger Sesame Dressing
Bragg's Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)
Peanut Butter

Cook noodles as directed with the edamame.  Drain.  While the pasta is still warm, stir in the broccoli slaw.  Stir in dressing, liquid aminos, and peanut butter to taste.  Voila!  Yummy!  

I'm sure you could make your own dressing if you have the ingredients on hand.  Chopped peanuts on top would probably be great also!  And I think red pepper flakes would have been nice, but I was out of those. 

Ah, I love victories like that.  The feeling of being resourceful and getting a full belly in the process. 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

kids, blogging, and slow computers

I love being a mom.  One of the best things to wake up to is the smiling face of your child.  I am always amazed at how I can get all teary eyed just from watching my daughter.  Like today, when she is supposed to be napping, and I look in on her in the crib....she is just wiggling around and looking at me with a huge grin.  It just makes me melt even though I'm frustrated that she isn't napping!  I think "How can I be mad when she is so darn cute??"  I wonder if all moms feel this way......

And as for blogging, I think I'm going to enjoy it....but our computer is ancient and sllllloooowwwwww.  I was trying to upload some pictures and they were GIANT!  Not going to work.  So, I think it's definitely going to take some trial and error before I get this thing down.  And maybe eventually getting a newer computer! 

Friday, October 22, 2010

First Timer

Hello.  Today is my first time ever blogging.  So, I guess we'll see how it goes!  I think most of my "blogs" will be about being a mom, since that is the newest thing to my life and the best thing that ever happened.  But I'm hoping to post recipes, poetry, etc.  And you know, just blab about life as an average wonder woman.  Because I think every woman is a wonder woman!