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Thankful Thursdays #41

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.

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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! :)

Butterscotch Swirl Cake, my entry in the "bundt cake" class.

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!

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About Veronica

I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. Hi Veronica, I love following your blog and have made alot of your receipes. I found your site by looking up cake pops which I made for one of my son’s birthdays. It was a big hit. I was wondering if you would put up how you are making homemade deodorant. Thanks and I hope your Dad and your dog continue in good health!! Becka

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  2. Laurie Vanderboom

    ditto on wanting your recipe for home made DEO!!

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  3. Your dog is so cute :)
    If you have time to answer, I have a question. My sister and one of her friends have dared me to make homeade swiss rolls or twinkies, which I think should be fairly simple, but I’m stuck on what to fill them with. Regular whipped cream? Do you have a recipe for a cream type frosting or anything like that? I’m just trying to get as close to twinkies as I can. Thanks!

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  4. I mean hohos not twinkies….

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  5. You’ll do great in your fair projects!! I’ve found many things you make very interesting but, now deodorant!! You’re brilliant :) Hope you’ll post soon, I’m interested to see what is involved. We do the same with Roxy and her meds….they’re worth it!! :)

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  6. I was wondering if anyone would be interested in the deoderant. Since I’ve gotten a few comments, I will be sure to post it soon!

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  7. Wow 30…..even 14 is a respectable amount…I bow down to my foodie daughter ;) Everything looks great, and I know all to well, about the body aches after marathon baking….The homemade deodorant is a great idea..how do I make my own?? The Butterscotch Swirl Cake looks like a blue ribbon winner to me….love ya…

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  8. Me too …. want to know about making my own deodorant. Can hardly wait to hear of your fair results. Know you will do great.

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  9. Loved Tangled and I don’t usually like cartoons. Interesting on the deoderant, it’s got to be healthier that’s for sure. I so can’t wait to find out how you did on the fair contests!

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  10. Congrats on your first paid holiday!!! Isn’t it great? =) And I can’t believe they made such a big deal out of 5 minutes late–yikes. I mean, I’m all about being on time, but sometimes things just happen . . . anyway, hopefully they’ll soon see what a treasure they have in you.

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  11. I am exhausted just reading this post. How many hours in the day/week do you work?! Good luck at the fair, you are bound to win!

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  12. My Italian Smörgåsbord (Aka Barbara)

    as I wrote on FB, that cake is a winner, no doubts about it! getting excited about tomorrow. Please post about it asap. Sorry if I comment on your posts discontinuously but my email subscription to your blog doesn’t seem to work (I don’t receive notifications in my mailbox).

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  13. What a great way to be conscious of our being and grateful for what we have.

    Wishing you all in the US our heartfelt thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, We watched the footage of the WTC memorial on TV and saw your courage, poise and dignity being shown to the whole world. God bless.

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  14. Congrats on your great review! I would love your deodorant recipe.

    I live in Wichita and have my whole life and have never been to the fair. Your cake looks SO yummy though. I can’t wait to hear how many ribbons you win!

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