This weekend I found two foodie blogs I likehttp://www.5dollardinners.com/ & http://feastonthecheap.net/ . I'm all about new recipes & live on a budget like most of you, but, neither Roy nor the girls are picky eaters, so I get to experiment a lot. A long time favorite ishttp://foodwishes.blogspot.com/ . Since I cook a lot, have access to a farmer's market & wide variety of cuisines at the grocery store I like to try a new recipe or two every week. Last week I made a Green Coconut Curry, Pork & Pepper Kakbobs & Pho. It doesn't always happen - Sunday night was grilled cheese & tomato soup with fancy ingredients like Campbells soup & Kraft Singles on white bread.
Right now I'm trying to decipher cell phone plans & providers for our family. There are "night & weekend minutes" here & texting rates are MENTAL if you go over your plan. Roy & I use our phones differently from Ceilildh & Sarah so a "one size fits all" plan really doesn't. It's so confusing. My last conversation with Telus may have triggered a brain bleed. To top it off, Verizon has changed their cancellation policy & wants to penalize us for breaking our contracts back in VA, despite the fact we were told a year ago that wouldn't be the case. There's lots of aggravating details & angry phone calls in which I may or may not have developed "Temporary Telephone Customer Service Tourette's", but I'll spare you the details.
This week I will work on my resume. I've been off all summer to get us settled & I have loved it. However, all good things must come to an end & it's time to get back to work. I haven't put together a resume or gone on a job interview for a loooooong time. Not gonna lie, not looking forward to it. Ceilidh starts college in what feels like 15 minutes & our recent home sale wiped out our retirement. Yes, I said home "sale", not "purchase". Stupid housing market. When we said "Okay God, we'll start over in our 40's", He took us at our word & we are really starting over.
I'm reading cooking blogs. See above.
Favorite Tweet: @JimGaffigan Protesting the building of mosques and a Burn-a-Quran Day? Gee, anything else we can do to prove to Al-Qaeda we ARE infidels?
Favorite Movie/TV/Music of the week: I love the new Stephen King series Haven. It's not Masterpiece Theatre or The MacNeil/Lehrer Report,but for my money, it's a great way to waste an hour. I realize that's not really a favorite moment, but a fun show. Really, you need crackers & a glass of wine to go with all the cheese, but I love it.