Who let the crazies out? #gatlinburg

Mark’s been captured! #gatlinburg

Beautiful weather for our trip to #gatlinburg

 

#sotrue #lmao

Had a great time with Ron and Jessica over the weekend, wish it could’ve been longer, hopefully it won’t be another 15 years before we get together again Love you guys ❤️❤️❤️

Ron & Jessica at Eli's Barbecue

Ron & Jessica at Eli’s Barbecue

He was not happy to be enlisted. #funny #nephew

My Nephew Isaac

My Nephew Isaac

Soup & Promotions

Minestrone Soup
Minestrone Soup

So I have recently accepted a promotion the role of Resource Coordinator at work. I’m super excited about the new position and I’m really enjoying being able to work with people and helping them. The position allows me to better utilize my office skills also which I really like. I also really like the company I work for, I feel like they’re a very good company.

Today I made a big pot of Minestrone Soup (recipe after the break) and we had that and meatball subs for dinner. It was the first time I did minestrone soup and man I’m glad I did, it came out fantastic.

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3 Shifts, 1 Week

No Sleep Clipart
No Sleep Clipart

So this week I’m working all three shifts. I was off yesterday (Monday), today I’m working from 8:30 – 5:00, Tomorrow and Thursday I’ll be working from 3:00 – 11:30 and on Friday I’m on 3rd from 11:00 – 7:00……Talk about a crazy week. Our department is still working on getting a few new hires trained and until then shifts have been a bit crazy. Hopefully though by the end of April I’ll be doing mostly Days with the occasional 2nd shift on weekends….Can’t wait to find some normalcy….lol.

I’m making salmon patties, French fries and cole slaw for dinner. I’ll share the recipe for the Cole Slaw after the break

 

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So much has happened!

Daily Life Clipart
Daily Life Clipart

So, it’s been a while since I posted, but in that time so much has happened for us. I finally earned my Associates degree (YAY), Then I started working for home…which I’m thrilled with. It was hard for us with me having to go into the office because poor Mark was sacrificing his lunch breaks to drive home and take me to work. Now that I’m working at home that’s obviously no longer an issue.

We bought a house!!! My cousin is a real estate agent and she helped so much, I honestly don’t think we could have done it without her. But we found a nice 1200 sq ft. 1 bathroom, 2 bedroom, 2 car garage with basement that is perfect for us and we both adore it. I also finally got my drivers license again. I didn’t have it for a really long time due to being sick, but no more! I’m finally driving again! Speaking of driving, we now have a new car. I mean we had a brand new one we bought right before the Pandemic started, but then a week after we moved into our new house (The End of October, 2021), the front driver side axel broke! Well as luck would have it, we were just at the point where the dealer was ready to offer us a trade in. So we took them up on it and and now have a 2022 Chevy Trax. It’s a nice car and we both enjoy driving it.  So a new car and a new house within two weeks of one another.

Thanksgiving was good, My Parents, Sister, 2 Nephews and a Niece came over and I made a big spread. We all feasted and just enjoyed each other’s company. Then at the beginning of December we got the call that Mark’s Dad had been hospitalized with Aggressive Lung Cancer, and on the 8th he passed away. It was indeed a difficult time. Also I worked on both Christmas & New Years, so we didn’t do much for those between my working and losing his father.

Since then things have seemed to calm down and nothing truly exciting has happened. Mark’s Mom is moving down here from Syracuse New York to be near us at the end of April and we’ll be seeing My brother & sister-in-law for the first time in over 12 years or so. We’re looking forward to that.

We have plenty of plans for the summer, like building a patio area in our backyard with a barbecue pit and picnic/grill area.  So I’ll probably be posting about that, but that’s pretty much everything that’s happened recently. Anway…until next time!

Work & Food….

Daily Life Clipart
Daily Life Clipart

I worked over this holiday weekend but had both Friday and Today (Monday) off. Today I took the opportunity to make some fresh salsa for snacking, as well as some Broccoli and Cheese soup for lunches. I love broccoli and cheese soup it’s super tasty. I’ve included the recipe after the break.

Work has been great. I can’t believe I’ve already been there three months! I’m working in telecommunications support at Trihealth. Which basically means I’m a telephone operator. So when you call the main number there is a chance you’ll talk to me to direct your call. We also manage in house calls for the Trihealth hospitals. It’s a neat job and the people I work with are super nice, I like them all. I feel great knowing I’m helping people and that’s been the best part about the job.

I’m going to try and write more often on my blog, but I have no idea how that will work out as I’m always dipping my hands into something. For instance, I’m attempting to grow an indoor herb garden at the moment. I have Sage, ,Basil, Thyme, Oregano, Cilantro, Rosemary, Dill, Italian Parsley, Chives, and catnip. Some of it is growing quite well already. Others I’m still waiting on to sprout. I have my fingers crossed.

Well I’m off to enjoy some down time. I’m going to game for a little while….

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