Daily Archives: 08.06.2011

The First Harvest (and some big news)

With all of the crazy happening to my social calendar last week, I had no time to even consider the state of the rest of our house.


But it’s August and Winter Fall is Coming.  So it’s probably time to start putting things related to the domestic realm on my schedule.  Because in two months we’re going to be hunkering down for the long haul.

Yes, I seriously just said that.

Sue dropped off the first fruits of our tomato plants’ labors on Monday.

I posed like this so y'all could see my yoga top. Or maybe I was just in the mood to rock the profile shot.

Apparently they really took off with the Tropical Rainforest conditions we’ve been having, and we’re meant to be expecting a bumper-crop.

Since we don’t can (I really want to, but I also know with the non-existent space we have in our house, it isn’t an ideal situation) we’re going to use a dehydrator to un-sun dry them and then pop them into the freezer.  I LOVE the flavor that sun-dried tomatoes add to foods, but I really don’t have the guts to fork $4 to Trader Joe’s (or anyone else for that matter) for only a few ounces of them.

I can’t wait.

We’re still working on the bed frame.  With the humidity, it’s been progressing in fits and stops.  Marcus has started working on the headboard.

Our goal is to have it done by Labor Day.  The jury is still out on whether or not that’s actually realistic.

And I know that a few of you inquired last week about how my job search was going.  It was so nice to know that y’all were thinking of me, because job hunting is definitely right up there at the top of the List of Stressful Things.

So let me give you a progress update.

I got a job.

And, for emphasis: I GOT A JOB.

It was the first one I applied for after making my announcement to you all.  I had an interview less than 72 hours later.

If that’s not The Universe telling you that you’re on the right track, I really don’t know what is.

There’s a lot I probably won’t ever tell you, because like I’ve said before, I rather enjoy keeping this corner of the internet a secret from my employers.  Plus, it’s the respectful thing to do.  I love Heather Armstrong, but I have no desire to get Dooced.

So for now, what you can know is that it’s part-time and it’s in a completely different industry/field than my current role.  I start in two weeks.

Since it is part-time, I will be looking for other writing/social media projects on the side…If you happen to be looking for a blogger/Twitter wrangler/process manual writer, I’m your girl!

And because of my new schedule, there are a few extra perks…

  • I can run in the morning (and by morning I mean 6 AM, NOT 4:30 AM) every day.
  • I can say goodbye to rush hour traffic.
  • I will have enough time to start volunteering with organizations in our community that I have a passion for.

Am I a little bit nervous to make the leap?  Absolutely.  When I graduated from college I didn’t ever think I’d be going down this route.  But over the past 24 hours, I feel like an enormous weight has been lifted from my shoulders.   I feel blessed.

Did you receive any surprising/shocking news this week?

Gardeners: Have you been able to harvest any vegetables from your gardens?