I made a thanksgiving resolution to find something to be thankful for every day until next Thanksgiving. Here’s what I am thankful for this week!
Thursday: I passed my thirty day evaluation! I didn’t even know we would be getting them every month, I just knew there would be a final evaluation at the end of our ninety day probationary period, so I was super nervous to get one this early since I already messed up and was hoping I’d have more time to prove myself. Well, although my supervisor had to mark reliability as “unsatisfactory” since I was five minutes late once (due to getting my ever-changing schedule wrong), I’m doing great with my speed, my efficiency, and my error rate, so she told me to get my reliability up on the same level and there wouldn’t be a problem. WHAT A RELIEF! As long as I don’t mess up again, I should be able to keep my job. Phew!
Friday: Disney! We finally watched Tangled and I was reminded of my life-long love for animated Disney films. I think the horse, Maximus, needs his own movie. :)
Saturday: My itty bitty sweetie. AKA Jessie. We’re spending $150 a month on meds just to keep her from licking all her fur off (she has an allergy to grass or something that comes and goes with each summer), but she’s SO worth it. Life would not be the same without her.
Sunday: After wearing my homemade deodorant for a week, I put it to the ultimate test today (teaching Sunday School, which is about the only thing that gives me the stinky sweats-I think it’s nerves), and now I know that it not only works, but surpasses store-bought deodorant! You gotta love an all-natural, inexpensive product that works better than a commercial, potentially dangerous, product . Success!
Monday: For paid holidays! YES! This is the first holiday in my life that I’ve been paid without having to work. I’ll take it!
Tuesday: That my days off (Mon-Tues-Wed) just happened to be perfect for preparing for this year’s fair. I had to finish most everything today since the entries were due Wednesday, and I spent the day baking up a storm. I entered 30 contests and got about 14 done, and that’s good enough for me.
Wednesday: That my fair baking is now officially behind me for the year (dropped the goods off today) and I can now move on with my life! lol I know this is crazy, but my butt and thighs are totally sore from all this baking. I know, right? I guess there’s more bending and squatting involved when you run out of counter space and start putting cooling racks on the floor and removing cookies from a many cookie sheets onto them. :) I’m super excited to see how I fared in the fair (hehe), but won’t know until I go on Monday. I’m trying to convince myself that I’ll get NO ribbons so that I’m not let down if that is the case. I’d really like the prize money, though! :)
I snagged this recipe from my foodie Mama, Marina, who has helped me win two ribbons for cookies with her recipes so far. She has won 6 ribbons for it so far, most blue, including a second place at this year’s fair in CA. I’m really hoping to do her proud and bring home a blue for it!