Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The New Gig

It's not official yet, but the interview yesterday went really well at the bakery (Tart as I finally found out it is called)! My hours seem to fit what they're needing, what I was requesting for pay was reasonable, and the lady seemed to like my personality. And when she was talking about different aspects of their business, she used inclusive terms like, "you'll be helping with..." and "we'll need you for..." That's always good, right? We'll see, I guess. I'll be getting a call either today or tomorrow!

I'm really excited; Tart seems like a fun place to work! The Dallas location has been open for something like four years, the Plano location just opened in January. All of the food is made in Dallas and sent over because the Plano location doesn't have a kitchen. God willing, if I get the job, I'll be working behind the counter doing sales and orders. In our down time, we frost cupcakes and glaze cookies. And on weekends, I'll help with events on location! Although, Saturdays will forever be considered a optional thing for my schedule, because Tart understands I'm a student and they want to be able to give me a weekend too! Which might not be terribly necessary granted they're closed on Sundays and Mondays! We'll just have to see about those Saturdays- I'll probably work them anyways, because I'm poor.
Anyways, they also told me that as my education progresses, and I complete the baking unit and the pastries and confectioneries unit, they could find a need for me in the kitchen at the Dallas location! So this job looks like it'll have possibilities for advancing!

It's super convenient that Tart is closed on Sundays because I'm looking into ways to help at church with the youth group! Stacy called me the other day and asked if I'd be willing to help her teach 6th grade girls Sunday school. The answer to that is obvious, no? I love Stacy and I want to help? It was perfect! Now I just want to talk to Tim, find some way to help with choir maybe? Maybe.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It Feels Good

To have a day like today!  First I finished my book, Breaking Dawn (yes, I'm part of the Twilight craze), I scored a job interview (Tuesday 3pm- prayers please?!), joined the c club, and came to a fair compromise with Dad over the vacant room at the end of the hall!  Mom and I also got a jump on finishing up the cleaning of said room so I can paint as soon as Dad provides the paint!

A good day indeed!  Now I'm just chillin' at the Price's with Misty and Onyx, watching Legally Blonde.  The only thing that could possibly ruin my day would be one more stupid Hannah Montana commercial...

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The Official Update

Tracy brought it to my attention that "The Norman Life" is no longer appropriate for my life, but "The Plano Life" just sounds lame...

So starting in October, I look forward to searching for a parking spot at the Parker Station for the DART rail system super early, reading all the way into Dallas.  And after a couple of weeks, my kitchen skills will be boss and after a couple months my meals will be delish!  I won't just be knocking around the kitchen like I do now.

Now, it's just a search for a job...  I'd like to be at a bakery, but I'll probably have to branch out more than that.  I just don't want to be waiting tables at Chili's or flipping burgers at McDonalds.

In other news, I love Olympic rhythmic gymnastics!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Pushin' It

Normally, I make it from the corner of 4th and Speight around to Bagby, up to University Parks and over to the flagpoles at the main north entrance to Baylor. In all, we believe that
it is about a mile. I've been running to the flags for about a week and a half, but this morning it felt too easy! So I kept on, making it almost to the north east corner of the campus. It's not a lot more, but it's still further than ever before!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Like Father Like Daughter

Akira farts in her sleep...

Friday, August 1, 2008

Sweet Akira

While I sit here on Tripp's couch, watching Akira sleep without shivering or nervously waking up every few minutes, I have to assume that rescuing a dog from a shelter has to at least parallel with adopting a child. This beautiful heeler mix has spent the past month and a half of her 7 months of life at the Waco Humane Society. They do a great job there, keeping a clean facility and taking care of the animals, but it's obvious that the shelter is not a home.

Between the drugs from being spayed and the shock of being in a new place, yesterday was a very exciting but still over stimulating day for our (technically Tripp's, but I'm pretty sure that becomes a grey area in about two years) new baby girl. She was so tired yet refused to sleep because she was enjoying being loved on so much. When I pulled her up on the couch with me, she was much more comfortable and couldn't fight off sleep anymore. All the same, she'd wake up every few minutes. Every time she awoke, she'd frantically look around until she met either Tripp or my eyes, relax and let herself fall back to sleep... It seemed a lot like she was afraid this was all going to go away if she let herself sleep.

She's an incredibly darling little girl; Akira gives kisses all the time and loves to be rubbed and scratched! She doesn't seem to be much for barking, so that's pretty nice! And I don't think she's much of a chewer, even when they are her toys to chew on! But she's a little neurotic about some stuff- she doesn't like to be approached for petting from above, the idea of ascending or descending the stairs makes her hyperventilate (literally), and moving vehicles send her running (and I don't mean chasing). We don't really have a story of how she ended up in the shelter... My guess would be she was dumped somewhere and was rescued off the streets.

All in all, Akira is settling in well. Her tail is almost always wagging when she's awake! She's even starting to smile...