A few things have been happening in my life recently that have not made it into this blog. Nevertheless, I think they need to for various reasons.
Itâ€™s been a while, but we did go camping!
Iâ€™ll start with my recent employment and unemployment.
A few weeks back I found a job listing for a baker at a startup bagel company. Baker?! Bagel startup?! I took a very different approach to my cover letter and had an application submitted within minutes. To my surprise, I received an email back requesting an interview (for the first time in my recent job search). After a successful interview I was hired!
I worked at the bakery for less than a weekâ€™s worth of days. In that time, I learned that a) I cannot work at night, b) Iâ€™m not really into cleaning/washing dishes on a commercial scale, c) the scent of garlic stays on ones hands for a veeerrrrryyyyy long time after scooping handfuls of raw garlic onto bagels. Yuck. Lee was not a fan.
I really liked my coworkers at the bakery and the company itself was awesome. The bagels were delicious and it was pretty nice to come home from every shift with a bag full of reject bagels. Hey, I always wanted to make bagels! It just wasnâ€™t meant to be, though. I couldnâ€™t handle never seeing my husband and working till midnight in front of a blazing hot oven. I guess Iâ€™m not cut out to be that kind of baker. At least I know that now!
News item #2 is much more exciting and positive than getting a job and then quitting it.
Last week, I started another blog! Yes, I needed a third blog (technically, Pirat doesnâ€™t count cause weâ€™re not sailing so Iâ€™m not writing). I needed a blog about my troubled relationship with food and my body. You can read all about it here so Iâ€™ll spare the details. In short, I had an eating disorder in college, never really gained enough weight back, and am now realizing that I cannot go through life chronically underweight. If I was not so skinny Iâ€™d be much happier and healthier. Head on over if youâ€™d like a hopefully not-too-boring account of my push to recovery.
not so skinny includes all my lovely eats, like this
I suppose news item # 3 is that Lee and I are looking for a house. Last night I thought weâ€™d found the one but someone snatched it out from under us. It was a big disappointment and I really, really donâ€™t want to look at any more houses : (