Another aspect of job searching I (almost) forgot about: Social-freaking-media…

I've come to the real dread that I'm gonna just have to get over as fast as I can. My next door neighbor and I were working on something and she asked how the job search was going. I said I hadn't heard back at all in the past week and figured it was probably … Continue reading Another aspect of job searching I (almost) forgot about: Social-freaking-media…

Aspects of job searching I’d forgotten about: the post-application “still interested” letter…

I got one of those notifications in my e-mail today, indicating that "hey, if you're interested in this job, you just miiiiight want to send the employer a follow-up letter to let 'em know that." Cue cold-sweat, a rock in my stomach, and shaky fingers. I hate job searches. But what I hate most is … Continue reading Aspects of job searching I’d forgotten about: the post-application “still interested” letter…

Borrowed Q #179: Why does homemade loaf bread look & feel NOTHING like what I find in the bakery or bread aisle at the grocery store?

I've been doing some canning (will tell you more about the results later) and taking a step back from that to look for jobs and look at bread recipes, too. Yes, I'm rather boring these days. But this question kept popping in my head when I realized if I go back to making bread, I'd … Continue reading Borrowed Q #179: Why does homemade loaf bread look & feel NOTHING like what I find in the bakery or bread aisle at the grocery store?

Q #178– If you’ve tried canning your own food, did it really help with expenses & do you think it’s really worth it today?

I guess this is the perfect corollary to my previous question about freezing and batch cooking, and makes more sense for me to try as a long-term solution to keeping food handy and keeping costs down. At least, that's the theory. What really made me think hard about it was the fact that having a … Continue reading Q #178– If you’ve tried canning your own food, did it really help with expenses & do you think it’s really worth it today?

My job searching; or, I realize I’m doing myself no favors trying to fit square pegs into round holes…

(gif by Seth Eckert on Dribble.com) The round holes are opportunities that I could select and try for in the market. The square peg is the part time job I have now, and the desire to hang onto it. It hit me this morning that if I really want to make changes, I'd better find … Continue reading My job searching; or, I realize I’m doing myself no favors trying to fit square pegs into round holes…