Thursday, June 17, 2010

Yay Me


1. This is big. Really big. In fact, it shouldn't even qualify as a "small" success. But considering I don't do "Huge Success Friday" I have nowhere else to post this. So here it goes. After two agonizing years of verbal abuse, I quit one of my jobs. There. I said it. I did it. I actually did it. Will I be able to pay my student loans? Who knows. Is the daily sense of dread gone? Heck yes.

2. I've had baby chicks for five days and none of them are dead! Okay, my fears of being an irresponsible owner are validated... I've let their water run dry twice and forgot to lower the heat lamp one night. But they're still alive, and apparently healthy!! They're so much more forgiving than geraniums!

3. I've made three better-than-store-quality (with no high fructose corn syrup, modified corn starch, modified whey protein, xantham gum, carrageenan, guar gum, and whatever other dubious substrates are always in there) batches of ice cream! Epic diet fail, but huge culinary success! And my husband is thrilled (he's an ice cream fiend).

They're not actually hosting Small Successes at Faith & Family this week, but I had to post this anyway.


Joy said...

Great list!!
Hope you are able to student loan resources you need soon, but glad you are out of a harmful situation. Yay Ice Cream!!

Karen said...

Yay to all three!!

Kate said...

hurray for quitting soul-draining job and making ice cream! :3

Rachel said...


Way to go!

Sahmatwork said...

#1 - good for you. In High School, I was tortured by verbal abuse by my boss, and I actually threatened to sue him, though I'm not sure I ever really would or could....But I feel you, and the real success it is to finally be free from it. Congrats!

Nadja said...

Watch out for the ice husband's weight and cholesterol definitely increased when we began making homemade ice cream!

Confidentially, try crushing up a package of chocolate-cream Oreos into the soft ice cream before "ripening" in the freezer! Omigosh, it's to die for!

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