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"Good" anxiety? 
Jul. 29, 2011 7:15 pm 
Updated: Jul. 31, 2011 4:29 am
Is there such a thing?  I've spent the past few days pondering just why Julie would want to stop in and say "hi" as we barely know each other... I'm certainly not complaining!  I've been checking email and facebook (uggh!!) multi times a day, but to no avail...  (I do have pills for anxiety... whether it's good or not, perhaps I should take one..?)  I know that Julie told me perhaps the 29th or 30th, but dang it... I've heard nothing since Tues, and she was in Vegas!  Ah well, to be young and carefree once again!

I've put the "cook ahead" thoughts aside today, and worked on my duvet... come ++++ or high water, I've GOT to get that finished... there are other projects waiting in the wings!  Today, I focused on sewing, and while it might not "seem" that I got much done, I do feel good about the progress I made!  I now know that the remaining fabric will indeed be enough to finish the "under" side in the tan, which was my desire, tho I may have to piece together the corners.  So be it, I guess, I just want the thing ready to use by time of cooler weather!  There is more than one choice as things stand. 

Perhaps tomorrow I should make/freeze crepes, and in the afternoon go to the store for last minute "pick ups" in case the brunch actually comes together!  I also have realized that I neglected to share one more item for the menu...  I've perused recipes for eclairs... and have to admit that I don't think that they're something outside of my abilities...  One rec said to "pipe" the batter/dough onto baking sheets ( I have no pastry thing...) but others simply to drop by spoonfulls.  I don't mind at all the thought at all of cutting the top off to fill it...  Trust, I've had a few colonoscopy's and doubt that I'd ever fill one that way!  I see no reason for the filling to be "oozing" from the cut line!  Best call Audie, and get her take..? 

Then I pondered what if brunch fizzles as the girls won't be here by that time, how 'bout afternoon tea?  Fruit filled crepes and eclairs would work out wonderfully, I would think!  Even, perhaps, an English muffin on the side!  Ah well, however it works, it WILL all work out..!  They are still "kids," afterall, on a trip that they may well NEVER take again!

So, friends, J went on yet another interview today... I SWEAR that we'll butt heads very soon if he doesn't find work!  I would ask that you keep fingers/toes (and eyes?) crossed over the weekend...  "Mayhem" doesn't seem to be solving my issues...  Nor does "feeding him to death..."   I fear that the only way for me to get "the point" across, is to "go on strike" for a week or longer!

I'm guessing that I REALLY need to "decompress" some... guess maybe I'm having a bad day...  Sorry to rant on like this, but before I forget I've go a couple pix of the duvet to post :)
Be well, friends...
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Jul. 30, 2011 4:49 pm
I feel weird offering job advice to someone I don't know, but I too have been struggling to find a job her in AZ. I feel like I've applied everywhere but fast food. Anyway, I applied to Home Depot in Peoria on Thursday, and I already have an interview on Monday. Just so you know, I never expected for my resume to get even a second look, but it did and I'm grateful. Sooooo, long story short (haha) ya'll will be in my prayers for jobs:) Have a good weekend!
Jul. 31, 2011 12:21 am
Juliann, thanks so much for the tip! I've chatted with MANY members here whom I've never met, and have become "chummy" with to the extent of email swaps. Don't feel weird! Good luck at Home Depot... one of my "least fav" stores, as it always means I spend TOO MUCH!! Be well!
Jul. 31, 2011 4:29 am
hang in there Stevie, everything gets better with time ...hopefully you won't have to go on strike ...but if needed go for it...stop cooking,cleaning, everything, ...might not take but a day or two...lol...oh but you must feel the kids...lol...ttyl friend... Judy
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About Me
Started cooking many years ago, and learned as I went. First meal may have been "steak & chips" at age 15, in Birmingham England, where I lived for several years. Mostly grew up in MI, transplanted to the desert 30yrs ago, or so. Favorite cookbook is "Better Homes", also enjoy "Great British Cooking, a well kept secret." Hesitate to call myself "expert," but friends do rave...
My favorite things to cook
Italian has been my "specialty" for some time, and my "signature" meal is Lasagne, salad, garlic bread, which I first made 20yrs ago... from SCRATCH, very first time I made it. (Never again, folks...) Now start with a big jar of sauce!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanks to my heritage, I have enjoyed trying foods from different cultures. We still have beer battered fish, and chips of course; ground meat dishes often, chicken occasionally, pork too. I would love to submit a bean dip recipe, however, my ex who gave me the original has passed, and I have no way to verify that it didn't come from another source! I also enjoy British cooking (with a few yankee twists) and once made Plum puddings, also known as Christmas puddings, as far as I know... what an ordeal that was, but well worth the effort. Today, there is mail order!
My cooking triumphs
Greatest triumph was not too long ago, when I held a sit down dinner for 12, Lasagne being the entree. It was a fund raiser I chose to sponsor, and am proud to say that "we" raised over $1000 from that meal alone, minimum donation being $25. All proceeds collected were donated; my partner and I provided the meal and beverages.
My cooking tragedies
MEATLOAF of all things! Went through a stage of "winging" it each time, and I pulled one after another out of the oven that were almost unedible. As yet, not too big on baking... no sweet tooth here! Have dabbled, but find doughs/pastries especially difficult, perhaps as it's 90 degrees in my kitchen much of the year.
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