Sunday, June 19, 2022

Sunday Update - Week 24

Well, here we are again.  Another week of 2022 in the circular file.  

I didn't get anything even remotely writerly done this week.  My brain has been elsewhere.  

I did get some reading done along with a few DNFs.  

In baking news, I made blueberry muffins, blueberry buckle, and a batch of suet.  I screwed the muffins up.  It called for melted butter.  I thought it was cool enough to be added to the eggs and sugar mixture, but alas, when I added it, it sorta scrambled the eggs.  Rookie mistake.  But I put my finger in the melted butter and it didn't feel that hot.  Sheesh.  Anyway, they're edible but they have an eggier taste than they ought to.  :shrug:  The buckle, which I'd never made before, turned out awesome.  Not too sweet.  Just right for breakfast or brunch instead of dessert.  I'd post the recipe, but I haven't typed it up yet and I'm not inclined this morning.  Sorry.  I also made a vat of chicken rice soup and pulled pork.

I think I already mentioned that we went blueberry picking.  There's a place 13 miles from here (we checked the mileage) where you can u-pick blueberries and blackberries.  The blackberries weren't ready when we were there and the blueberries that were ready to pick weren't the big ones, but we managed to get about 2.5 pound worth.  Yesterday, I heated some up with sugar, lemon juice, and corn starch and we put it over ice cream.  Yummy.  Anyway, it was hotter than hot, but we had fun and it was a nice couple hours away from the house.  

On the activity front, I did 4 active things.  One was the blueberry picking... well, the walking around the site to get to the blueberries really, not the actual picking.  We also wandered around the yard for a while, which totally counts.  Hey, I was sweating.  I vacuumed the house on another day - hard floors and carpeted.  And I watered the gardens, which involves dragging the hose all over the yard.  This heat is playing havoc with my weight, by the way.  Yesterday I weighed myself and I was 183.  This morning I weighed myself again and I was 181.6.  Bloat.  It's a thing.

The big news of the week and the main occupier of everything in my head was the job thing.  I sent the resume a week ago Friday.  They called on Monday to schedule an interview for this past Friday, so I spent the week angsting over that.  The interview went great, I thought.  To my surprise, I'd already met the gal doing the interview and I liked her.  I like her more now that I've talked with her more.  All the job duties seem like things I can do, have done, or could easily learn to do.  Plus, the office is like 5 minutes from here max.  She's supposed to let me know tomorrow.  So, I've been angsting about that since right after the interview.  Fingers and toes crossed.  

If I get this job, I'll be working full time outside the house again.  But since most of my blogging is done first thing and most of my writing is done at night anyway, I don't see too much of a problem.  Hell, I've been slacking off on both of those things this month anyway.  Who knows, maybe having a job will force me to do the slacky things when I have a chance to do them.  You know, instead of sitting around with all the time in the world and no gumption to do anything.  This might be the shot in the ass I need.  Yay.  

And on that note, I should probably go do something constructive before it gets too hot to want to do anything.  Lordy, it's been hot here and more hot is ahead.  Today's supposed to be the cool day this week and that's 90F.  Blerg.

How was your week?  Got anything exciting going on?  Oh, and Happy Father's Day.  Both of our dads are gone and Owl is absent, so it's not something we're planning on celebrating.  What's on tap for you today?


  1. I hope you get the job. If nothing else, it'll get your brain moving. Maybe I should get a job. Yay for blueberries. Makes me want to buy some to make blueberry scones.

    Not much on my end. Drover is back home in the garage. Yay. I did a little writing. Not so yay but better than nothing. On a reading/listening roll. That's a yay fo rme.

    Not much else going on. It's hot. Too hot to do much of anything but sit under the AC and fan.

    Hang in there and don't get too angsty, um-kay?

  2. Fingers and toes crossed!

    Blogger is being weird again, but Bloglovin is even weirder. I'm having a heck of a time getting into your blogs.

    I've never heard of fruit buckle before. Need to remember to look it up.

    I didn't get much work done last week. I kept falling asleep over my keyboard, so I took lots of naps. I blame it on the heat, although it isn't that warm in the house, but it might be the new meds. I'll adjust to both eventually.

    I hope you get good news tomorrow! (Um, today; I lost yesterday.)