Friday, February 27, 2009
I think things went well. It was a little awkward because the 2 ladies interveiwing me were in San Diego, so my interivew was via video. It was pretty weird to not be sitting in the same room with them and there was some definite lag in the feed, but all and all I am confident in my "performance." I should find out Monday or Tuesday if I have been hired and then starting the following week.
When I was told my dad about my interview he told me, "This is your job, Cara!" And I completely agree! Only time will tell...
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Eric, the lucky man that he is, got some fresh banana bread for breakfast this morning. The batch turned out kind of funny, I'm not sure what went wrong. But it still tastes yummy!
This past weekend he told me that I needed to put the recipe on our blog. So here it is.....
3/4 c. Crisco
1 1/2 c. mashed bananas (about 3 large)
1/2 c. brown sugar
6 Tbl. buttermilk
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 c. sugar
3/4 c. nuts (optional)
Cream together the first 6 ingredients then add the dry ingredients. Pour into greased bread pans and bake at 350 for 50-60 minutes. Muffins bake for 20-30 minutes.
I like to sprinkle sugar in the bread pan before I pour in the batter and then sprinkle some on top as well. It makes a nice sweet crispy crust!
Yum!! Don't worry, it's husband approved!! Hope you Enjoy!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I applied for a receptionist position at a firm in Seattle like 2 weeks ago and I had kind of forgotten about it and put it in the "Oh well, on to the next one" pile. So I was pretty surprised by the phone call. But I pulled myself together and had a pretty good interview (at least in my opinion). I should hear by the end of the week if I am going to be called in for a second interview (which will be a video interview since the headquarters are in San Diego)!!!
Cross your fingers and say a prayer for me!!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
We decided to go into the city to visit Pike's Place Market because Eric hasn't really ever been before. We took Eric's sister, Lyssa, with us and a good time while spending too much money (we probably shouldn't have spent any at all)! I was really excited to go because my favorite jewelry store, Cintli, is there!! (Fortunately for me the entire store was 30% off!). I got some really cute red earrings, which I have been wanting to get for awhile. It was a gorgeous day! The sun was out and it wasn't too cold.
While we were walking around Pike's we thought it would be fun to take Lyssa to see the Fremont Troll. It was a pretty happening place, but we managed to get some fun pictures!
There we all are! It's a little hard to tell, but Eric has his arm up the Troll's nose! We already had lunch, so I don't know what he's doing!!
Just giving the Troll a little lovin'!
And that's my husband!!! Always the character!!
Yay for Eric having a day off and being able to play with me!
Sunday, February 15, 2009
So this was our first Valentine's Day together. I told Eric that he was in charge of Valentine's Day and it was pretty much unspoken that it was going to be a surprise. He had fun laughing at me during the weeks leading up to Valentine's as I would ask him what he was planning and what we were going to be doing. And on a number of occasions he would actually say, "Nothing!" A few days before I was again asking him what we were going to do and he of course would tell me nothing at all. I told him that I didn't like surprises and he said, "Yes you do, you just don't like waiting for them!" Which is completely true, and probably the reason why I snoop into Christmas presents (even if they aren't mine)!!
Anyways, I still wanted to plan something for Eric for Valentine's day so I decided that I would do it for breakfast. I always make breakfast on Saturdays so I had to come up with something that was a little more special. We have this awesome cookie cutter set that has the entire alphabet so I decided I would make pancakes and leave him a message with a stack of heart pancakes. So this was his Valentine's breakfast...
After breakfast I made some sugar cookies and we had tons of fun decorating them...
Eric planned a wonderful afternoon for us!! I love painting pottery, so he took me to a place in Federal Way. I have been many times to paint pottery, but it was time to do this with Eric, and I especially love that he chose to do it because he knew it is something that I would enjoy. After we got done painting pottery we went to a small little Italian place and enjoyed some pasta and dessert. I love Eric so much and I am so happy that he made our first Valentine's Day special and memorable! I look forward to many more!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
11 hours later we have our power (and our heat) back on!! Good thing it wasn't too cold today!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
So we have been in our Condo since the middle of November (well Eric has been here since October) and I finally have one wall decorated. My Aunt and Uncle gave us some beautiful framed pictures that my uncle took in Italy and those became the focus of our "dining room" decor.
I don't think these pictures really do justice to my beautiful wall,but Jennie has been begging me for some pictures. So here we go....
Now I just have to work on the wall opposite the dining room wall......