Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WIP Wednesday

I tried to get to the edging on Dayflower Dreaming.  Sadly, there is five more rows to go.

Even though there is about ten more rows added, it looks the same so no new picture.  The problem with letting a WIP languish too long, I forgot why I was making this.  I have no idea what to do with it once I'm finished, other than block it, fold it up and put it someplace safe.  I think I might have wanted to use it on one of those small round decorator tables, however that no longer interests me.  Too far into this to rip it out and re-use the yarn.

Same progress on Villa Mirabilia as I posted on Saturday.  This was started before the above project and I still have the same plan to frame it and hang in the living room.

After I posted on Sunday, Duane went in to assemble his pizza.  I wasn't able to get into the kitchen until around eight that night and by that time I was too tired to mess with the cake like I said I was going to. Monday, I felt fluish with body and head aches.

That's ok, his pizza was delicious.  The crust was so buttery and yummy it could have just had melted cheese on it and it would have been wonderful.  The beef brisket was tender and tangy with his homemade sauce.

I made the Black Forest cake tonight while watching Fried Green Tomatoes for the third time in a week.  It was the only thing on tv those nights.  My kitchen is about as big as a postage stamp.  The top layer of the cake broke in three pieces when I placed it on top.  Chocolate ganache then a layer of cherries.

Heavy whipping cream was on sale, so I got that.  While whipping it up, I thought how did they whip cream before electricity.  Those women must have had one heck of an arm.  I just put a few dollaps on the cake because there wouldn't be any room for the cake in the dollhouse sized refrigerator.  Postage stamp kitchen, dollhouse refrigerator and an oven the size of an Easy Bake. (sigh)

It didn't matter to Duane that my sad cake looked so pathetic.  He said it tasted better than the Sara Lee version.  He even sat in here and watched some of Fried Green Tomatoes with me while he ate it.  It was the part where Idgy and Ruth get into a food fight.  I was thinking about that scene while I was whipping cream and thought about coming in the bedroom and tossing a spoonful at someone.  Just to be funny.  He said, that would be better than a glass of water.

Speaking of Duane, he wrote two new posts on his blog.  One is his progress and the other is his cheesecake recipe that I posted a picture here.  Stop over and ask him for that great pizza crust recipe.  I can't rave enough about that crust.

It's late Tuesday night here, and no call back about the job. I had a feeling the lady before me would get the job as she knew other people in the facility.  I'm feeling a bit depressed and disappointed.  Every morning I still continue to fill out at least 5 applications a day. Today, I spent eight or more hours sending resumes and applications.  I'm down to grocery stores, fast-food restaurants, housekeeping, laundry and convenience stores. I don't care what it is, as long as it's something I can do.  I just need a job.  I know there's nothing you can do unless you know an employer in Tucson and call them up say give that lady a job and send positive thoughts.  It's just so disheartening.

We made a decision last month. It will be awhile, but we plan on moving to Fresno, Ca.  I've made a few really good friends here, but I'm just not happy with Arizona. If you have first hand experince of Fresno, give me a shout.  I've been doing a ton of research online.  There seem to be more jobs listings in Fresno and I was attempted to apply to some, except I have no way to get there.  Until then I will dream of the day I can ramble on.


RugbyMad said...

Sorry to hear that no phone call about the job. Good luck with your plans to move.

Stacey said...

Oh, no! You forgot why you were making it? That's so sad!
I'm sure it will look lovely whatever you do with it :)

Laymon said...

Oh no, now I want chocolate cake.

Heather said...

That cake looks amazing! And I'll definitely be asking for the pizza crust recipe!

We just got back from the long trip to CA, and I really liked it there, though I'm wanting to move back to the Pacific NW. I know you do have to watch the areas in Fresno, some have more crime. But the people in CA were wonderful overall, very friendly, and happy.

melbatoast68 said...

Sorry you haven't heard from the job. Keep your head up. Something good HAS to happen. Your cake looks so yummy. I have found that the worse a cake looks (ie falling apart) the better it taste. That's my story and I'm sticking to it :)

Karen said...

I'm so sorry to hear you have had no luck on the job front. It is very discouraging. I'll think good thoughts for you.

witchyknits4ewe said...

Sorry to hear there was no call back. Things will look up soon, I'm sure!! Finish those five rows and find somewhere pretty to display it, that always helps! Making more cake might help too... ;-D

Rudee said...

Maybe you should just check on that job instead of waiting for a call back.

The cake sounds good.

As for those shawl issues...they seem to take forfreakingever to finish even one row towards the end.

Marushka C. said...

i think sometimes if we're patient, the right person comes along to receive the beautiful thing we've made. maybe this will happen with your shawl -- it would be a lovely gift!

sorry to hear about the job frustration. sending you positive vibes :-)

by Teresa said...

Darn on the job. A move sounds promising. The cake looks super yum.. a favorite of mine is chocolate and cherry combined. Hang in there! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Natalie said...

Your WIP is lovely, hope you can get those last few rows finished, not far off now.
Good luck with the job search, I know how hard and utterly time-consuming it is, it zaps everything out of you. Hope it won't be for much longer. xx

geeky Heather said...

Wow, I pretty much want to eat that cake right off the screen.

I hope you find a job soon! I've only been to Fresno once to visit the hubby's aunt and uncle, and it's the hottest I've ever been (and I live in Atlanta, and have lived in Mississippi). That whole "it's not the heat; it's the humidity" thing seemed extremely untrue!

Spinster Beth said...

Good luck with your plan to move! I lived in Tucson for a few years. I loved going into the mountains for hikes and climbs and picnics, but I didn't enjoy the city that much.

I love the dayflower shawl/blanket. It looks really complicated!

moderan said...

The cake really is better than Sara Lee...cuz it wasn't made by a machine, it was made with luv:)
The pizza crust is here:

Kathleen said...

Ugh, sorry about the no-callbacks. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that you find something good soon.

I'll also be quietly envious of both the pizza and the cake, which both look amazing.

It's been too long since I've seen Fried Green Tomatoes. Or heard "Ramble On," so thanks for that. :)

Carol said...

that sucks about the job.
As for the cake, sowhat if the thing broke? I'm sure it tasted LOVELY.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a rough day.

You could always call back to the place you applied just to let them know you are very interested. I got a job that way one time. They were going to bypass me because they felt I lived too far. But, when I called back and mentioned my dh worked in the same area --- they offered me the job.

In any case, it can't hurt. Good luck.

nursenikkiknits said...

Your Dayflower Dreaming looks so lovely. I'm sure you will find the perfect use for it.
Your cake looked so yummy. I think making it a little imperfect just makes it easier to cut into.
I've still got everything I've got crossed that you will finally hear some good news on the job front... soon!