so, i didn’t get the job. i have to admit, i was disappointed. but i am happy i made it that far in the process. happy i met some amazing people. happy i saw a possible glimpse into my future (i’m not giving up on our dream of living and working in austin).
and über happy i got to see air force one land before my flight took off! of course it makes sense, but i never thought about the fact that the president’s motorcade travels with him. the passengers watched, like little children, with anticipation. first, a military plane landed and the motorcade drove out of the big belly. then, the airport went silent. no “do not leave your baggage unattended” announcements, it was eerie. police cars and ambulances arrived on the tarmac. and then, one lone plane approached in the sky. it was awesome! and totally worth my flight being delayed. especially since the irishman came and picked me up from LAX.
so, after the whirlwind that was the last 3 weeks, i am back to my job (despite my disappointment, i do enjoy the people i work with) and back to this blog. i realize i need to find more balance in my life (how many times have i said that?) and i really need to find more joy. our birthdays are coming up next month and i already know i’m working the entire weekend…so we’ll have to figure out a belated (and cheap!) way to celebrate. i’m still hoping to get my tattoo and i suppose the greatest gift we’ll be able to give each other will be two days off in a row. together.
it’s a pretty small and doable dream, right?
okay, onto meatless monday!
i’ve used variations of this gordon ramsay recipe and they are easy peasy, fast and delicious! plus, with all the crap shows he now hosts on tv, it’s good to remember that he is an amazing and passionate chef. you can serve this soup hot or cold, so it’s perfect no matter where you live.
i love the frenetic energy he has in these videos given how tired i am, a lickety split meatless meal is exactly what i need right about now!
- 25 meatless monday recipes from food 52… (modernest.com)
- #meatlessmonday recipe: chickpea, spinach and tomato soup… (modernest.com)
- Meatless Monday: Cold Cucumber Yogurt Soup (chicagonow.com)