Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Last night I made a broccoli, zucchini and cheddar quiche. It was quite tasty. Now I'm at a loss. What next? I need to find some healthy recipes that don't use any of the many ingredients I'm allergic to: beef, pork, salmon, duck, lamb.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
- It was becoming something I didn't want to do. With a new director and a never-ending financial crisis, my job wasn't so much the things I liked doing (like reading to kids or helping them choose books to read for fun) and was mostly homework help and administrative stuff. Okay in moderation, not 24/7.
- I have a lot of projects to do at home. I am the unofficial pictorial historian for the Wu family. I have thousands of photos that need to be scanned, cleaned and posted. And don't even mention the three huge boxes of slides that must be converted!
- I need more beauty and art in my life. I can't survive on urine decorated elevators.
- Work was interfering with my hobbies. I was working way too many hours and not having enough fun.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Monday, March 15, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
The last time I was in Kansas City, we had planned to go to the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum. Dr. Wu had a dream that the museum had been taken over by Japanese invaders. But we couldn't visit because they were closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Do I detect a Japanese influence?
It is a good museum with a wide range of art. Mike was attacked by a huge shuttlecock during a game of badminton between Zeus and Apollo.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Scrapbook Territory had a lot of new papers they found at CHA. I'll post the cards I make from them when I get back from KC.
Michael flew in about half an hour after us. He is choosing to spend the end of his spring break with us- a long cry from his original plan to hit the beach in Florida with a bunch of drunk undergrads. Do you think the fact that we brought his golf clubs with us impacted his decision?
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
I am listening to a lot of books on tape since I am trying not to turn the TV on during the day. As much as daytime TV sucks, it has a mesmerizing effect on anyone who might be looking for a way to procrastinate.
I went to the Lafayette Library to pick up some new audio books and they have books in MP3 format now. So much faster to load onto the iPod! I also stopped at the Friends of the Lafayette Library store. The ladies there were sooo nice! I got some cheap art books that I immediately chopped up.
I stopped at the store on the way home to get ingredients for dinner. I made chicken asparagus risotto and although it may not be up to Michael's standards, it was edible. Another way I'm trying to be a better wife.
Now I must gird my loins and face the craft room. I can't even get all the way into it right now. All the stuff I brought home from the library is forming an effective fortress. Where am I going to put it all?
It's very noisy here today. Huge machines in front of the house are tearing up the street to replace the sewer lines and some kind of riot is going on at Safeway behind us. People are chanting anti-Safeway slogans. A labor dispute of some kind?
Monday, March 8, 2010
I valued that predictability. My brothers and sister have had their own businesses and I never really wanted to follow in their footsteps because I didn't trust my ability to sell my services on a daily basis or my ability to demand payment for services.
But now, here I am: unemployed? self-employed? independently employed?
This is the first time I haven't had a job since I was 16. The longest I've gone without working was 5 months when I was on maternity and bonding leave when Michael was born - and if you think that was easy, let me correct you!
And, is this the time to be on my own. Millions of people have lost their jobs and I join them willingly? Is this economy going to welcome a new small business especially one that provides non-essential frippery? All I can do is keep expenses low and be very very nice to my husband.
I think I will have to make myself follow a schedule. It might be a daily schedule (like for 2 hours I'll make jewelry and for one hour I'll work in the garden) or it mught be a weekly schedule (like on Mondays I'll work on the web and Tuesdays I'll do housework).