Staying out of Trouble
Now that I have even more time off before starting work, I figured I need to find ways to keep my wallet in my purse and myself out of trouble. You see, those two things are very closely related, just ask that wonderful husband of mine. Anyhow, last week I decided to pop into a craft store to buy a few items. Well, $50 later I walked out with supplies to make cookies, cupcakes, a mason jar craft and some other things. Not a cheap trip, but I figured the time spent getting crafty at home would keep me away from Target, the mall, Whole Foods, internet shopping…you get the idea.
I’ve never been a very crafty person, despite my desire to be. I can’t cut, sew or draw a straight line to save my life. And I’m one of those people that if I can’t do something well, I don’t want to do it at all. Perhaps, I should start working on that? Well, I decided to do relatively simple crafts and with the help of Google, Pintrest and the other wonders of the web, I made a couple pretty successful creations just in time for a TCU tailgate.
On top of getting crafty for the game, I got busy in the kitchen last week as well. I busted my beloved Le Creuset french oven out of storage and geared up for some kitchen therapy. Over the week I whipped up a Butternut Squash, Broccolini and Fontina Crostada, two homemade pizzas (chicken, fontina, pancetta, onions and spinach make a killer pizza in case you were wondering), Chicken and Orzo Soup, gluten free brownies, a purple French potato salad and finished off the weekend with spaghetti bolognese. It was a great week in the kitchen, but man-o-man, it made me miss my kitchen and all my fun gadgets.
Now in an attempt to enjoy my time off, I’m reading through books I had been putting off when life got busy and stressful. Next week I’m heading home to CA and a few days after I return I’m going to UT to spend quality time with a great friend. The UT trip has been planned since before we left England (well the idea of it at least). The idea of the CA trip was floating around since we found out my work start date was getting pushed back, but flights were just too expensive. Well, the folks at a major US carrier must have known my dilemma because the one weekend I didn’t have anything going on they slashed prices making it impossible to resist the trip home. Maybe this extended work hiatus isn’t sooo bad after all? [As long as I don’t look too closely at the dwindling savings account 😉 ]