Tuesday, November 18, 2008

On and on and on and on...

So... today Josh and I are buying paint (for the living room, the dining room, and hopefully the hallway and stairwell). I'm pretty excited about it except for one thing... neither of us actually like to paint. I mean, I really love the look of a finished, painted room and all... but neither of us actually like the whole process that it takes to get there :/ I guess we'll just have to suck it up and deal with it. It will definitely all be worth it :)
On that note... As we're going through the process of decorating and settling into this house, Josh is talking about moving. Yeah, you read that right. Our contract here is up at the end of April, so we can stay here or move off base. In fact, we have a lead on a townhouse not far away that we may be interested in. The owner is being sent to Japan for the next three years, and he really wants somebody who's military to rent it. We're trying to find a time this week (Josh has a really light work week) to go look at it. I know it sounds crazy, but it's a really good move financially, so we'll see how it all goes down :) We're still so early in the process that all of this could change 20,000 times by April.. Yay for adventure :D
Anyway... the job hunt is still slow going. Apparently employers (including temp agencies) don't do a ton of hiring in the middle of a recession. Who knew? I'm still trying to be the squeaky wheel without getting so annoying that they "accidentally" lose my resume if you know what I mean. Speaking of which... Target is starting to look better and better. In fact, this townhouse that we're considering is literally just a couple of blocks away from the store that I would want to work at. At this point I think it would just be pride standing in my way, but let's face it, I'm not looking for a career. I'm just looking for a paycheck. Also, just because I work there, that doesn't mean that that's where I have to stay for the next four years. Savvy?
Well, that's enough about me for now, but since it is Tuesday (and I'm a slacker who hasn't put together a T3 for this week), I'd like to share a little tip with you. I know that most of you are much wiser and experienced than I am in the kitchen, but I'm going to throw this out there anyway. Feel free to throw it on back if you don't like it....
When I make anything that calls for breadcrumbs, I like to use mashed up Ritz crackers instead. They add a little texture and a nice flavor that I feel breadcrumbs lack. I have also used Goldfish crackers in the same way. My other use for Ritz is in tuna salad. You might be surprised. That's all :) Have a lovely day.

10 comments:

Julie said...

So sorry for all that is going on in the job department... You could also just work seasonally for a while as you are getting your resume out! Just a thought!

So you are going to paint even though you might move? What colors?

kd-m said...

darling,
1. hang in there! (i don't need to tell you that this is all character building/test of faith..etc.)
2. i pour coffee for a living now. that's right. but, amidst the recession I've already gotten a raise..*what?...lesson: you will be provided for. just wait for it!
3. hmmm, take all that creative brilliance into your own crafty hands and turn it into a profit! etsy, honey...why aren't you doing it?

good luck, loves!

Ronnica said...

I use Ritz crackers like that too. I like the crunch.

Laural Out Loud said...

The ONLY thing my husband has to do around the house is take out the trash. Oh, and put new water jugs on the dispenser. Getting him to do either is like pulling teeth. Stubborn teeth. It drives me crazy!

Oh2122 said...

Boo for the job hunt, but yay for the possibility of a townhouse. Little Sis says base housing is nice, but it's still base housing.

She called frantic one day because her cat destroyed a bottle of hot sauce and it stained the white grout in her kitchen. She had someone coming that day to fix something else and was terrifed they'd get fined for it!

Rhea said...

I've been contemplating Target as well. I heard part time employees even qualify for benefits, which is very appealing to me.

Carol said...

Insightful about the ritz crackers. I shall have to try that.

Hope something comes up for you soon honey.

Kathi said...

Hey...so good to see you moved. Sorry about the job hunt...enjoy it while you have the time. I had to laugh about your comments about painting. I am right there with you!!! Last week I painted our 1st floor bathroom and I called my hubby at work and told him that I had forgotten two things: #1 I stink at painting and #2 I really don't like painting!!!
I finished it in 2 days and it turned out pretty good!!!
Happy Turkey day!!

Mrs. Staff Sergeant said...

I could never work at Target. I would spend my entire paycheck there every week :)

Have "fun" painting. We're about to do that too. I finally had my entire house painted when the military moved us again. Oh well! Time to break out the paint trays again!

Lula! said...

I thought of you this weekend...wondering about your job situation, if you'd seen Twilight, etc. How ARE you?