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Will work for food? Will cook for work? Gah! 
May 30, 2009 8:08 am 
Updated: Jun. 1, 2009 9:13 am
I don't know how I'm functioning after last night's debauchery but long story short I got laid off, so that means more time to stalk this site and my fav food blogs!

I think my cats sense that I'm distressed because they won't leave me alone. In fact I'm getting a head butt as I type.

In the long run guess I gotta figure out how to eat on a budget...never done that before so it's kinda new.

In the short run I need to figure out a good hangover remedy. Ramen therapy always used to work in college! Buahaha! Two birds, one stone!
May 30, 2009 11:57 am
Hey Heidi, cats are little furry psychics, aren't they? I hope your work situation improves, and that new and better opportunities come your way. Take good care of yourself, okay?
May 30, 2009 1:51 pm
Oh, I'm sorry you got laid off, Heidi, but you seem to be taking it well. Some people I know that have recently been laid off are finding ways to enjoy life more than they did when working, so I hope you find this is true for you, too. Cats definitely know when you're upset or sick! They get a bad rep compared to dogs but they are there for you when you need it! (Mine is anyway, and then when I'm doing fine, she bites me. Ahhhh, cats, gotta love 'em). Good luck to you and I wish you the best!
May 30, 2009 2:03 pm
Thanks for the well wishes :) Using the cat barometer I guess I must be okay because my cats are back to their normal routine of sleeping, chasing each other, and trying to drink out of the bathtub.
May 30, 2009 4:55 pm
Heidi, You will survive this stepping stone that has come your way. I found the help and support I needed here while I was laid off, of course I now see I probably should have spent a little more time doing some things around the house rather than just AR and job sites. LOL .. There is a reason for it all this coming from one that has been laid off 4 times in life and 3 of those just in the last 3 years. So you hang tough, have a plan, but breath and enjoy a little of the time for things you would normally not have time. (((HUGS))) Melinda
May 31, 2009 3:26 am
I'm very sorry to know that you were laid off. I wish you Good Luck on your job search and we will all enjoy you more often at AR!
May 31, 2009 11:54 pm
You made them cookies and they laid you off? Jerks! It may be a blessing in disguise. :-)
Jun. 1, 2009 9:13 am
i got laid off too, heidi. hence why i suddenly am sleeping/breathing/eating AR...well by eating i mean, eating while leaning over my laptop at an angle so i don't get crumbs in the keyboard. it sucks, but we will come out of this for the better!
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I enjoy trying new recipes and unusual ingredients. There are few foods I will turn down without a second thought - sweets is one of them, and fiery hot spicy food is the other. As I'm getting older that is changing, though. I love reading cook books and doing research about food. It fascinates to no end! I usually create a recipe from several different ones. On the non-cooking side of things, I'm a Christian, native Texan and faithful Longhorn with two cats and a great boyfriend! I love the outdoors and spending time with my family and friends. I'm also somewhat obsessed with the nuclear winter and extreme survival situations.
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In general I try to cook from scratch. Any kind of bread - rolls, loaves, boules, baguettes, buns, biscuits, quick breads - will catch my eye. Pastas, soups, and cookies. I am absolutely in love with cake batter. Once I had a party in middle school where we just made a bunch of cakes and ate the batter.
My favorite family cooking traditions
The Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey/waldorf salad/mashed potatoes with gravy by my mom, buttermilk biscuits on Sunday morning before church from my Dad, grilling hamburgers in the summer in the backyard, black eyed peas for new years dinner, decorating sugar cookies on Christmas Eve with my sister, coffee any time of the night.
My cooking triumphs
I can rival my dad in his biscuit making ability. I have the perfect dinner roll recipe - my very own. I taught myself how to make jam and jelly. I taught myself how to make bread!
My cooking tragedies
dense as a stone wheat bread, homemade condensed milk tastes weird key lime pie, onions and sugar have no place hanging out together in mashed sweet potato, there's nothing puffy about my lemon meringue, and the bottom of the fish tank poached salmon.
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