Carlos was gone this past weekend so it was just me and the puppies. I call ‘em puppies but both Iggy and Willy, the dog we have been watching are 5 years old. Still, PUPPIES to me
Willy went home Monday morning so Iggy will be glad it’s back to all the attention on him. Since I was eating solo this weekend, I tried to clean out some things in the fridge/freezer that had been there for longer than they should have. I had a few Flatout Flatbreads in my freezer so made pizza twice this weekend:
Chicken, peppers, spinach & onions topped with melted cheese:
Breakfast pizza with peppers, onions & scrambled eggs with melted cheese & hot sauce:
Both were so delicious! That said, I did eat more processed carbs this weekend (2 pizza’s above, Subway for lunch, english muffin, etc) than I have been in the past year and totally noticed the effects on me mentally. I felt more sluggish and hankering to binge on allthefoodinthehouse.
Note to self: keep processed carb intake low & focus on carbs from fruits & vegetables!
Sunday afternoon, my dad, his wife, step-daughters and foster girls came over for lunch. My how family dynamics change… thankfully, while there were some rough times in my relationship with my dad, we’ve made it through and are now in a good place. It’s still sometimes hard because I crave the family dynamics that once were, but I know I’m not the only one that misses my mom. And, I know things all happen for a reason, and we all have picked up the pieces to put life back together again. I’m not extensively close with dad’s new wife but I know he doesn’t expect me to be – we have conversations, are nice to each other and she makes him happy so that’s what matters. Plus, I love her daughters. Sunday afternoon, we made spaghetti and all sat around the living room talking for a couple hours. The dogs loved having company since they’ve been stuck with just me for days. By the time they left, we all needed naps. We had perfect weather yesterday so all the windows were wide open – so nice!
I signed up for a painting class through Minneapolis Community Education, it starts on Tuesday. Over the weekend I got the supply list and may have spent my entire paycheck at Dick Blick Art Supplies, or at least it felt like it. Luckily they had a huge 60% off sale on painting supplies and I found a ton of pre-stretched canvas for 70%. I’m so excited for the class. I really wanted to paint all this weekend but figured I should wait & learn a little before I start using all the canvas I just bought.
This week, Carlos’ cousin & his girlfriend are flying in to stay with us for a long weekend. I’m excited but it means I have a lot of work to get done so I can take time off at the end of the week. I’m struggling to fill a few positions at work and getting frustrated at the lack of available candidates who meet what we are looking for. I know there are still a lot of people looking for work, but it seems no one for Field Service Engineer in our specific niche industry. I don’t usually talk about work details here because I try to keep the blog and work separate but every once in awhile, the HR comes right out of me Good thing I LOVE my job, seriously.
Speaking of, I better get to the workday & start searching for candidates on LinkedIn (keep your profiles up to date, people!!)