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Back to square one, it seems

January 31st, 2017 at 01:59 pm

Nothing seems to have panned out, job-wise, of several promising contract positions. So, I'm continuing to web-write the school stuff and volunteer writing/editing for another site. (I just wrapped up editing three of them today, which is my weekly quota I've set for myself. I don't want to commit to more in case I get busy with paid writing.)

It's snowing steadily now and there are probably 2 or 3 inches on the ground. Nothing too serious, weather forecasters tell us.

I went this morning to pick up about a dozen pieces I had dropped off a month ago at my favorite art gallery and learned that one small piece ($125) of my mother's sold, and the check will be forthcoming. After some discussion, I only took home about 6 pieces and left the gallery owner with 14 remaining pieces.

I was glad to get home before the snow began flying.

Once I was home, I promptly emailed another gallery representing mom's work with jpgs of 2 of the items I brought home from the first gallery as they are small in size (space is limited), which is what the second gallery likes. Sure enough, she indicated interest in 2 of the 3, so we'll have to schedule my visit and discuss pricing.

Dad and I had another great dinner at an Italian place in town that has mostly flown under my radar. Meaning, I hadn't realized just how good their food is. Dad expressed an interest in having me take him to Aldi's, and possibly BJs, so I was hoping possibly tomorrow if the snow gets melted; if not then, we can do it Thursday.

I did my January expenses and see my net worth continued to grow. That probably won't last long since I haven't contributed anything to savings and with my benefits running out in a week, I will likely have to begin digging into savings to cover monthly expenses. Big bummer. It will be painful.

I finally got around to changing the filter on my furnace humidifier. When a friend of mine helped me change it a year ago, I carefully wrote down instructions for myself because I know from prior experiences that simple things stump me. I procrastinated a while, simply because I don't like spending time in my cold, dark and cobwebby basement. Anyway, it's good for another heating season now. Smile

I cooked up a big eggplant last night and made baba ganousch, an eggplant spread/dip with lemon, tahini, sesame seeds, garlic and a touch of olive oil. So good slathered on crusty toasted bread. Tonight will be a hearty salad with beans, raw onion, mushroom and a sliced, hard-boiled egg (not vegan, me bad).

8 Responses to “Back to square one, it seems”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Hope something wonderful comes your way job wise.

    Glad you and your dad are enjoying a restaurant that you might not have tried before.

    Hope your snow melts and don't sent it along to us! Smile

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Job searches are so darn frustrating, but it's nice you have some time with your dad.
    Your Baba Ganoush sounds great. I like some of that and some warm pita right now.

  3. ThriftoRama Says:

    I'm sending good vibes in hopes that a job you love is coming your way soon.

  4. rachael c resk Says:

    Just wishing you well and please add my name to your email list. Smile.. we are a team here you know!!

  5. VS_ozgirl Says:

    I hope you get something before you have to dip too much into your savings, and that you don't have to dip into savings for anything other than getting by (no emergency expenses).

  6. pjmama Says:

    Yum! I've never made baba at home. Is it fairly easy?

  7. fern Says:

    It sure is, PJ mama. Cook eggplant in microwave til soft, about 10 minutes, then blend it with everything in food processor.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    That is frustrating about the job search. Hopefully something will turn up soon.

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