Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow
That's a line from a hymn I learned as a child, and I take those words with me into this week. This moment I feel tired and unready for Monday. Before I start a new job, I intend to take a vacation day between finishing and beginning. SISSYFE... Read more
Hurry up and wait
Quite a week: three very good but very different interviews, two classes, trying to keep up with my work between interviews, classes, and looking for new job postings. I seem to have timed it right; nothing this week looked as suitable as the ... Read more
Where oh where
A heartfelt thank you for all the support with my job search. I've been so focused on it that Sparking has sort of gone by the wayside this week. I check the day's job postings first thing to see if anything new has been added, give my very su... Read more
Seeds bearing fruit
I now have four applications in and two interviews ined up for next week so far. I've had some very encouraging conversations and figured out the new job search site well enough to explain it to someone else. Now I feel sad, exited, scared...and... Read more
Gardening is hard work
My last blog was titled Planting Seeds of Change. I wrote about the positive seeds I've planted since learning that my job will be eliminated, effective end of June. Although I will be getting internal placement offers, that won't happen till ... Read more
Planting seeds of change
My job loss won't be common knowledge till tomorrow, and it's been good to have today to get used to the idea myself. I have this job through June 30th and hope to have a new one to start on July 1st..
Well, some days are just not what you expect. Yes, it's my birthday, and that is good. My office was all decorated when I got to work, and there are beautiful flowers on my desk.
The not so good part is that I learned my position is bein... Read more
I had a big scare last weekend while driving down 75 at the end of spring break. I started feeling AWFUL, wondering if maybe I was having a heart attack. I know they can manifest in odd ways in women, and four close family members died from on... Read more
Colcannon, courtesy of MEWHENRYSMAMA
An Irish recipe repertoire essential - simple delicious colcannon
Jane Walsh @irishcentral March 09,2016 01:00 AM
The Irish potato dish colcannon is delicious, hearty, and easy to make.
Traditional for Halloween but delicious for any... Read more
Last night's leftover baked lemon pepper salmon
Red beets and white beets
Salad with tiny very tasty tomatoes from husband's garden
Yes, there is such a thing as white beets. We had white beets and red turni... Read more
Lemon pepper baked salmon
Steamed endive with olive oil and lemon
Red turnips cooked with their greens
Broccoli and mushrooms leftover from last night
We are so spoiled by wonderful farm fare and will miss it whe... Read more
Lent, Quaker style
So what is a Quaker doing keeping Lent? One of the Quaker testimonies is simplicity. I don't feel obliged to keep Lent, but I have a long history as a singer in liturgical churches, and this is a spiritual practice that I choose.
Last year... Read more
I am so enjoying the weekly share we get from a small local organic farm. We've had vegetables tasty enough to double as dessert. The farm manager says the two questions he gets asked are "What is it?" and "What do I do with it?" I've disc... Read more
Off to a fizzle
My winter 5% challenge got off to a fizzle. I started the week resuming good habits and then got flattened by a cold. I've missed a couple days of work and have had no energy at all.
1. Being caught up enough at work ... Read more
Where oh where could it be??
A Catholic friend shared this little prayer to St. Anthony, saint of lost things: "Tony, Tony, come around; something's lost and can't be found."
I could use some help. Husband and I replaced our Sparkpeople activity trackers with Fitbits... Read more
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