It’s all in the side trips
How did time get away from me? Have I really been so busy that my writing has become a detour this month? I hate when that happens.
The month began when I presented a Positive Job Searches workshop for the Paralegal Association of Florida, First Coast Chapter. I have to admit I was a bit nervous because I normally do resume workshops for high school kids. It turned out to be great fun. The participants had many interesting questions and a few great tips of their own to share. I was glad I went with the “old school” workbook approach instead of the PowerPoint because it’s so much easier to remember when you can mark the handouts up as you go. The positive comments on the evaluation are just the encouragement I need to take the workshop on the road at a future date.
Aprons have become my new sewing project. It’s funny how one small birthday present can grow. Working without a pattern has been a bit of a challenge, but no two are alike this way and I am figuring out shortcuts as I go. Embellishments after I finish them are the tricky part. After all, a pocket is just too ordinary. My lace trimmed paisley Thanksgiving hostess gift was mistaken for an early Christmas present. Must have been because I dug in the ribbon box and found a fancy gold ribbon to dress up the plain white tissue I wrapped it in. Can’t wait to break in my new Christmas M&Ms apron. It’s not too soon to start the holiday baking, is it? I have started flipping through my recipe file. I am debating several cookie and candy ideas.
The only reason I have had time to search for recipes is because I have spent a week of decadence otherwise known as vacation. The best parts of it were spent with my Florida family. Thanksgiving was just the right amount of rushing around – last minute trips to the store because I changed my recipe selections – to get the sweet potatoes out of the oven just in time to cool slightly before I hit the road. To paraphrase one of my favorite newspapers “a great feast was had by all.”
It was not the only great feast I enjoyed during my vacation. The other, most elegant feast, was a meal of PB&J and fruit eaten al fresco with the twins before we began a great nature walk searching for nuts and pinecones to use as holiday decorations. It was a wonderful afternoon of silliness as we searched for treasures to take home.
Maybe the month didn’t get away from me. It seems to be pretty full of interesting adventures after all.