I could get used to this.
Today is the end of my fourth day off.
And I got news today that management is cutting more hours this week, so I don’t have to go in tomorrow either.
There was a time this would have devastated me. Hurt my feelings. Made me feel I’m not important.
I’m jumping for joy! I’m tired of giving them everything I have, and receiving nothing in return. And it comes at a great time. My oldest son, Link is going to an eye specialist tomorrow, and it’s not going to be good news. He was going to have to go by himself, but now I am able to go with him. It warms my heart that I get to be there for him. I need it, and he probably does too.
So what did I do with all my days off?
Well…… nothing. At least for three of the days. I treated myself to multiple Dumb Days.
But today, I felt like I should probably do something.
I spent an hour filling out an on-line application (what happened to the good ol’ fashioned days of dressing up and going to the place to apply?) Once I was done selling myself as best I could in short little boxes….
I treated myself to some baking.
My new mixer had yet to be used, but it got some serious breaking in today.
For months I’ve been stockpiling some baked donut recipes, and I was able to try out two of them today. My donut pans were a ‘thank you’ (in a sense) from my friend Jules. She’d given me a gift certificate to Bed, Bath and Beyond for baking cupcakes for our friend’s baby shower! I think I spent it wisely.
I also topped some with cinnamon sugar and powdered sugar.
The pumpkin donuts had a little different texture, but were just as yummy.
Of course, if you make donuts, you must have donut holes.
Extra points if you noticed that there were some banana muffins sharing the cooling rack with the donut holes.
What I like most about my KitchenAid mixer, is that while it’s mixing I can gather other ingredients, or check on items in the oven, making it very easy to bake multiple recipes in one day! Gotta love it!
So, it’s been a pretty good break from work. My heart’s been flip-flopping between being happy and being sad, however. I’m saddened by the devastation in the north east, and my prayers go out to everyone, especially Meleah. And I’m saddened for my son. I’ll explain more after we see the doc, but please keep him in your thoughts and/or prayers.