Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Finally Some Good News to Share

Last week, I was FINALLY offered a new full time job, after two years of almost exhausting, nauseating job searching. I wonder what kind of crazy I would be today if I had been unemployed for that entire time, instead of just looking to leave a miserable fucking job.

But I digress.

I am keeping the floral design position for the time being, because it's just part time. But the new job is as the office manager for a local heating and AC place. It's going to be a nice change of pace, and I turned in my two week notice last Friday.

Do you know what I'm doing at work until my two weeks is up? Not a damn thing. As little as possible, at least for actual work. I've got such bad short-timers right now, it's unreal.

Because it's still the holidays, I had the office to myself yesterday morning. I took advantage of the solitude and broke out my latest issue of Mollie Makes magazine and the little kit it came with: felty fox brooches!

I swear, my work ethic is really not this bad. But when there are others who flat out refuse to do their jobs in their entirety, WHY should I bust my hump? I'll make sure everything I normally do will be caught up when I leave Hades.

In the meantime, I thought about my Mom the last time I went grocery shopping a few days ago. She always hated grocery shopping, while I happen to love it.

However, I was on a mad tear for canned chili for some reason. I snagged a couple cans of it, and then inspiration (and one of Mom's recipes) struck me like a lightening bolt: cream cheese chili dip! I needed cream cheese and Doritoes!

Holy high cholesterol, Batman!

To the Bat-ambulance, Robin!

I don't know if this was a recipe my Mom came up with, and it doesn't matter. Hell, for YEARS, I really thought my mom invented potato chip on sandwiches. I remember her making me a lunch meat, mustard and potato chip sandwich before I started kindergarten and thought it was the greatest thing ever! It was the day we moved into a duplex, and Mom was looking for an easy lunch for the two of us while we waited for the rest of our things to start arriving at the new house. I was in college before I saw someone else doing the same thing and I was shocked! :) I'm not too surprised to see this recipe online, because you can find anything you want on the internet. I bet I could probably find interracial little person clown porn.

Yeaaaaah, I'm not looking for that, but you get my point.

Anyhoo, I made that dip with the Doritoes for supper last night. It was fabulous. I was transported right back to being a kid again. All you do is combine them both in a sauce pan on med-high heat until the cream cheese is melted and both items are well mixed.

It was a good night. I'd like to think that Mom approved of my totally unhealthy supper. Thanks for giving me that recipe sooooooooooooooooooooo long ago, Mom!!!!

When I got home, I dug out the kit that came with another UK crafting magazine I recently discovered: Crafts Beautiful. The December issue came with some pieces of felt, Fiber Fill, paper and a die cut wood owl to make Christmas ornaments. I made the fox ornament and had enough left over to make a couple more.

The felt was really thick and heavyweight, but I didn't really care much for this kit because of the thickness. It was hard to push a needle through the layers and it actually felt hard on my right arm to make. I'm going to stick with my Mollie Makes issues instead. Crafts Beautiful doesn't really hold a candle to it.

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