This post is going to be r-a-n-d-o-m. Sorry! First things first, I have to share this video of Jimmy!
Mine and Jimmy’s friend, Brett, studied cinematography at Point Park University and he purchased a new camera a while back. He decided to film Jimmy welding, with a little (furry) surprise at the end!
Speaking of furryness (<– totally not a word), I was crazy excited a few weeks ago when a new pet sitting client asked if I could watch his cats! I pet sit dogs on the daily, so getting to watch two cats was a nice treat. I took care of Taco and Huey this past week, and it was lovely.
Speaking of work, I got to do something really fun last week. As I’ve mentioned before, I work as a personal assistant for a family. I do a little bit of everything–cooking, cleaning, bookkeeping, errands, baby sitting, etc.–and last week I had to make penguin cookies for the youngest child’s birthday party. I went on Pinterest, typed in “penguin cookies” and hoped for the best. I used two different recipes; one featured Oreos, and the other was made with crackers and peanut butter. They both looked pretty similar, though. Here’s they came out…
While I was making the cookies, I was listening to Christmas music and just jammin’ out with the family’s dog by my side. I kept thinking how blessed I feel that I get to do things like this for my job. When I graduated from college a year ago, I had no idea what was in store for me work-wise, but I would have laughed if you told me I’d be making penguin cookies in someone else’s house on a Friday afternoon. I can’t imagine life any other way right now, though!
Since we’re on the topic of food, I thought I’d share a soup recipe I recently made. I found this chicken and parsnip soup recipe online and gave it a whirl. Jimmy wasn’t a huge fan–I think the parsnips freaked him out–but I really enjoyed it. I loved that it was different than a basic chicken soup recipe because the parsnips added a nice kick. It goes great with corn muffins, but I’m probably biased because cornbread is one of my favorite foods.
Continuing with the randomness… guess what! Jimmy and I bought new windows for our house! They were much needed, and we can already feel a difference in heat retention overnight. Though, we didn’t have a problem with cold weather today. I took a snapshot on my phone of my weather app while I was walking Lola today.
70 degrees in Pittsburgh. In December. Wow! I’ll take it 🙂
Alright, that’s enough randomness for today. I’m off to print cookie recipes. My mom and I are baking cookies together next weekend to assemble cookie trays to give to our neighbors as Christmas gifts. I’m so excited!