Monday, January 30, 2012

Busy Morning

This morning was a very busy morning. I got up at 8am and got ready for the day. Then I got busy cooking. I knew Kristopher had to be at work by 12pm and he was not going to have anything to take to work for dinner so I had to get up early enough to have lunch and dinner made. As I was making enchiladas for lunch (before he left for work) and about to start making something for later in the day Kristopher told me he had to be at work at 11am. This did not leave me much time to make what I had planned. So I opted to heat up brussel sprouts and told him he had to take them along with a hot pocket and apple for dinner. I then continued to make lunch along with making a casserole which will be eaten tomorrow. By 11:00 both the enchiladas and the broccoli and bacon casserole were out of the oven and the clean up was almost done. I felt very productive this morning! 

Dish #1 Enchiladas
(After Kristopher ate lunch) 

Dish #2 Broccoli and Bacon Casserole

So Much Time

I have a lot time on my hands since I, unfortunately, do not have a job. I have applied to several jobs and have not heard too much back, yet. One staffing agency did call me and I went to an "interview" or what I like to call a 'get to know you' meeting. The agency did send my resume to 2 companies. However, I have not heard back from either company but I'm still hopeful. 
Even though I do not have a job yet I have kept myself busy.

Activity 1) 1000 piece puzzle
Okay...998 pieces since there are 2 pieces missing. 
It took longer than I expected...haha!
Activity 2) Applying to around 40 jobs
I have found the time in my "busy" schedule to apply to several different kinds of jobs. 
These are a few:
Red Lobster
Parts Catalog Analyst
Sales Administrative Assistant
Sales Compensation Analyst

Now I just have to wait and hope I hear back from an employer. I know I will hear back from someone but it can be frustrating at times to wait. I don't even mind the rejection emails. I know that I will no longer be considered for the job and can stop waiting to hear back. 

Activity 3) Scrapbook 
It is nice to have time to scrapbook. I made 12 page layouts for a small 5X7 album. So far only a few pages have embellishments. 

Activity 4) Food
The amount of time I have has made it easy to make several different food dishes. 
#1 Mulligatawny Soup

#2 Butternut Squash and Green Apple Soup
I would recommend getting the pre-cut butternut squash.

#3 Creamed Corn Casserole

Activity 5) Organization
After looking at a few sites for organizing I finally got around to creating folders for keeping track of receipts and bills. This way I can better match each receipt with bills. Office organizing things are a lot of fun! Haha!!

Well, I have more to do with all my free time. 

New City

There was a lot of unpacking to do the first week we were here but we got everything in place. 

My cookbook rack :-)

Some things still need organizing and a place to live...haha!

The shower curtain we had to buy the 1st night here
in order to use the shower
Just added a little decoration and smell to the bathroom 
At least most things are in place.