Ch’Sia, The Shrimp, and Oatmeal Cookies

This is just a mishmash of a post today, as part of my attempts to get more routine posts, hopefully driving up traffic.

Ch’Sia Progress
As you can tell by looking at my ticker to the side, my progress has not been nearly adequate to finish in 30 days.  However, I am writing almost every single day which is, as one of my partners in this endeavor pointed out, part of the point – to establish routine and forcing myself to actually write.  I’ll keep going along and giving myself permission for the draft to stink, but hopefully as I keep going along and remembering how to write, I will start seeing sparkling, shiny prose buried under the muck.

The Shrimp
Grandma and Grandpa took the Shrimp off to a friend of their’s for the weekend so we had 3 whole days with no Dora, Wubzy, Dino Dan or any other cartoons.  Came to realize how chaotic he makes life around here.  Wouldn’t trade him, mind you, but he’s certainly noisy and a whirlwind.  We knew this beyond a shadow of a doubt when he got back last night at 9 and the previously quiet house exploded into activity.

Pictures of him on the ranch/farm place.

Oatmeal Cookies
I got turned down for a job I’d made it to the second round of interviews for.  Reportedly, it came down to a choice between me and someone else.  They gave it to the someone else.  I’m getting more and more frustrated/depressed as time goes by and I remain unemployed.  It wouldn’t be so bad if I were contributing monetarily to the household.  Yeah, I take care of the babies (with MIL’s help of course), but I don’t feel useful.  So, to console myself, I’m making oatmeal cookies tonight using this recipe.  I’ll keep you updated on how they turn out.  They had over 3000 reviews and were still sitting at a 5-star rating.

What about you?  What do you do when you’re down in the dumps.  I like to bake.

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