Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Filling My Days

Another long day in the life of an unemployed PirateDiva. I was supposed to meet my friend for a Bible Study this morning at 10:30, but I woke up late and didn't make it there until 10:40. I know, only 10 minutes late, but I am the kind of person who is ALWAYS early for everything. I hate to be kept waiting, and so I hate making other people wait for me. The Bible study time was great. It is nice to be able to meet with another Christian woman to encourage each other, keep each other accountable, and discuss both the mundane details of our lives and the spiritual issues with which we struggle. Also, she is a good friend, and we always just have a good time being together.

After our study, I dropped some things off at the Goodwill and went home. I admit that I spent most of the afternoon pacing the house, bored out of my mind. Relaxation is great, but I need something to do. My room is clean, my bathroom is clean, my laundry is done, and my mom didn't really seem to need my help with anything. I searched for jobs online for awhile and then ended up taking a nap for about an hour and a half. I really need to find a job...

I made dinner for my family tonight. I enjoy cooking, and I needed something to do anyway. I tried out a few recipes from my Rachael Ray magazine. I had about 15 temper tantrums (thankfully no one was in the room) and several near disasters in the process, but everything turned out well. I made apricot-balsamic glazed chicken, peach pattycakes, and a fruity salad (not a fruit salad, a veggie salad with lots of fruit in it).

Click the pictures for recipes.

I did not make the beets with the chicken. I'm not into beets. ;)

Apricot-Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Apricot-Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Peach Pattycakes

Peach Pattycakes

Both of these recipes are very tasty. I recommend them.


The Happenings of Supernurse said...

Oooh! Those look yummy. /me goes to look at her magazine again.

I hope you get a job soon. I know how boring it is not to have one.

lisamaree said...

wow... those dishes look fantastic!!

Nice job!

Good luck with the job hunting... can't imagine how frustrating it must be for you. *hugs*
I hope something you want comes your way soon.
Or failing that, a super "man" sweeps you off your feet and into an eternal hawaiian sunset (with perhaps a bottle of rum). ;)

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