I have set another blog timer for myself. 10 minutes today...
So...I have found out the kind of writing/culinary job I don't like and the kind I do like. Last week I got all swept up taking a job with a weeks time limit and it just about killed me! UGH! It was crazy. I agreed to ghost write a "report" for someone (I suspect it is a chapter in a book) on breads with recipes to go with it. It sounded great but really it was kind of yucky. With the amount of time I was given and the outline, there was no way to give it any substance and, although it was ALOT of work I didn't feel good about it...but I did it. I won't take a job like that again. It is hard to explain, but it sucked the life out of me for awhile there!
My brain was just filled with words and recipes that I was producing at a rapid rate and then worries about the words and recipes I wasn't producing for other people and the words I have not put down for a blog I have due in a week or so and then back to the words and recipes I had still to do NOW! You can imagine my dreams! So NO more jobs like that for me!
I have three jobs that I love though, and that was another troubling thing about the "report" as it left very little time for anything else.
Here is what I DO like about my other jobs. They all have much better time frames that allow me to do quality work. I get to develop recipes of my own choosing, for two of the jobs (within their guidelines of course) and the feed back and guidance I get is constructive and professional. Yay! These jobs feed me rather than feed ON me! (plus they are all ongoing if I want) I will look for more jobs like this once I get caught up from this past H#ll Week!
I have somehow managed to keep up on my exercise through this all though. My poor family has had to take a back seat for the week to work and exercise (yesterday I fed the children chocolate cereal for dinner...and lunch
) but today they are upfront again and will stay that way!
I managed to lose a bit of weight during the week as well (probably from being too busy to eat). I had gained a few pounds last month and I stubbornly don't want to move my ticker up (is that bad) so I am working to get to that weight again. I think once I can focus on myself and eating right again I will get back there.
OK...now my timer went off but I do have one more thing...
I never mentioned this before but we have mostly lived in furnished homes here (or partly furnished) so when we moved here (to an unfurnished home) we had only a couch, a few shelving units, a desk and our beds for furnature. OH! And our bed...Patrick's and mine was unable to fit up the dang stairs of this old home so we had to get rid of it and we are sleeping on this tiny extra bed that we had. ANYWAY, we did get a kitchen table but have put off anything else until we get caught up financially. Basically we had one couch to relax on and we all could not share it at the same time...you get the (ridiculous) idea.
THE GOOD NEWS:
The hotel is remodeling over the Easter break and we are NOT too proud to take a set of the old furniture! Keep in mind, this is a luxury hotel so the furniture is not too old and not shabby at all. This afternoon, Patrick is bringing home a full living room set...L shaped couch, two chairs and a coffee table! Whoo HOOO! We will all be able to sit down at once now! Whooo HOOO! lol!
Sometimes it makes me sad that we have a whole home of belongings in the states all in a storage space that my kids have never seen (Quin doesn't remember any of it). We are happy with what we can get now in this life though and one day (who knows when) it will be thrilling to see all of our things again. I suppose giving up things is the price we have paid for a life of adventure.
Now all we need is a proper bed and this will be like a REAL home!
Thanks for reading...now I get ready for my new furniture!