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Martha Stewart Sunday
Sunday, November 06, 2011      4 comments

Since I learned to cook 7ish years ago, Sunday has always been my favorite day to prep veggies and food for the week. When I lived in Seattle, I used to take a morning walk around the farmer's markets, picking up a variety of veggies, fruits an... Read more
Apple Walnut Bread
Thursday, November 03, 2011      10 comments

Continuing to use the apples I have, I made an apple walnut bread last night. I based it off a recipe from Everyday Foods magazine. It was actually supposed to be an apple walnut "cake", but I did something wrong and the texture didn't com... Read more
Easier Apple Pie!
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      7 comments

Ok! I've done it! Easy as apple pie, apple pie! I remade my apple pies, learning from flubs on my previous attempt. Still not the perfect apple pie of my dreams, but it's an improvement. I mixed 2 diced/cored apples in a saucepan wi... Read more
Easy as Apple Pie?
Monday, October 31, 2011      14 comments

"Easy as Apple Pie." I have apples that need to be used up quickly. I decided to try my hand at apple pie. I've never made apple pie before, but the saying convinced me that I should try it. Because it's easy. I first peeled, cored ... Read more
Rebooting Exercise Routine
Sunday, October 30, 2011      4 comments

For about 3 months, I've been just darn lazy about exercise. I've been keeping up my paleo-ish diet. I've continued to eat protein and veg, and I've definitely lost weight. I was shocked to discover I keep shrinking, despite what would normal... Read more
Sunday, October 30, 2011      6 comments

Today was a day of acceptance. When I think back on all that has happened, I realized that I was blinded by my 'dream'. On paper, this job was perfect for me. It was as though they took my resume and made a job description out of it. The... Read more
New Reality
Saturday, October 29, 2011      5 comments

This morning started off ok. I was feeling pretty ok with things. I started organizing my details. Fortunately, I didn't have to do a lot of work to update my resume. I did a brief search for jobs. I saved a couple and emailed others to... Read more
Didn't Get the Job
Friday, October 28, 2011      8 comments

I got confirmation this evening. I did not get the job. However, the reason surprised me. They said they thought I was a strong developer, but they didn't think I was strong enough in QA and test. What?? That floored me. Wh... Read more
Transition to Lady of Leisure
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      7 comments

I become a lady of leisure in a few days. I guess most of the sting of losing my job was taken out because I had this other job interview. I haven't been completely rejected yet for the job I applied for, and to be honest, I am still hanging o... Read more
Probably Did Not Get the Job, But It's Ok
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      5 comments

Well, I probably did not get the job. I saw that the hiring manager reposted the job listing on job boards yesterday morning. They either have to interview a few more candidates in order to be sure, or I have been ruled out. I'm inclined towa... Read more
Few Missteps During the Interview
Monday, October 24, 2011      15 comments

Thinking about it over the weekend, I'm not sure about my chances on the job. I was interviewing with a very big company, who can afford to be very picky. Job interviews are kind of like speed dating. You only get a few minutes to make an... Read more
The Interview
Saturday, October 22, 2011      14 comments

Back in high school, we were asked by our teachers what we wanted to do with the rest of our lives. What careers did we want? Who did we think we would be? Well there was this one company who was a small, no name company at the time. But... Read more
Looking Forward, Not Back
Monday, October 17, 2011      16 comments

This past weekend, I worked on putting the past behind me. I have a new future ahead of me. Just like any bad relationship, it's best not to dwell. Mourn, but pick yourself up and move forward. Staying in the past prevents you from looking f... Read more
Surfing the Waves and Wipe Outs of Life
Friday, October 14, 2011      8 comments

When we were little, we imagined who we would be, and what we would be doing as adults. Maybe we imagined we'd be doctors, lawyers, or movie stars. Most of us end up growing into lives quite different. I remember in the 80s/90s, the Tony ... Read more
Dad's Diet Update
Monday, October 10, 2011      8 comments

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog about my dad's new diet. He's fed up with the drugs he's taking for his diabetes, and decided to see a dietician. The dietician put him on a carb controlled diet. Not really a low carb diet, but carb controlled... Read more

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