Thursday, November 27, 2008

Food origins

I am going to quit the toy store. I am falling behind in school and I feel like I waste my time at the toy store. There isn’t a lot of work and they have two girls on a shift. I could be doing more productive things with my time. I am going to wait till the end of December. I would give my notice tonight, but the last girl that did that they let go right on the spot. Which I would be okay with, but I would like that extra money in December.
I think if I start off the New Year with just one job again and focus on school, I may realize this hope of finishing school faster.

Last night I realized that I am paid January 1! This means that I will have more money in December to put towards my saving/ debt goals as I don’t have to stretch the money for January’s rent! Woo Hoo! I felt much better last night after this awareness. Because I am not buying anyone anything for Christmas, I will start the New Year on solid ground. I will still have debt of course, but I am working on a plan of attack for next year to really lessen it.

And here are some positives about breaking up: last night to keep from thinking I deep cleaned my house, finished laundry (including putting it away!), and was able to put in solid time on my courses. I have also been walking Molly everyday to get out of the house (and Oryx comes along too, following behind…so cute!) which she loves. Some days are really easy, other days/some moments are tough. I feel better about my decision – if A is the one it will work out. If not, we can’t waste each other’s time.

And yesterday I made a steak in my slow cooker. I wasn’t sure if it would work. I made a marinade and then let the slow cooker do its magic all day. It was fabulous. So juicy! And still a little pink which I like. I am becoming more and more experimental with my slow cooker.

And that’s a little insight into my life for today….


Northern Living Allowance said...

Hey Arual,

Just be careful with the Jan 1 pay that it actually will show up that day! Sometimes holidays don't count as a "business day", so you may actually get it later - or earlier! - than you think.

Just to play devil's advocate...

But I have to agree that quitting a job that's taking time away from school is a good thing! Not always an easy decision, but probably the best.

Fabulously Broke said...

Slow food cookers are a godsend.

Arual said...

Hey NLA,

I am not too worried because it is actually deposited December 31 at midnight directly and Jan 1 is a holiday so the rent can't come out that day anyway! :)

Northern Living Allowance said...

Good point! :)

Dolly Iris said...

It sounds like you're doing well in your spare time. Sometimes I think about the days when I was single. The first time I lived alone I was apprehensive a bit but then immediately fell in love with it. It was hard for me to get used to living with BF. Enjoy the time you have to be and grow spending time with yourself.