Hello! So I have been dedicating my time mostly to training for my new serving job! They take it pretty seriously, I took a class, last week, learning all the food and what not. And this week I followed servers around. It's a chain restaurant, I don't want to say which one it is because I don't want to be on their radar. haha. But so far it hasn't been too bad! It is a lot to remember but I that's something I'll have to get more comfortable with over time. I have to take a test on Saturday, which is slightly ridiculous, but I can understand why they'd want to be sure you understood what's going on.
I'm happy to be making money again, but being a server is exhausting, and it's not exactly how I want to make my income.
I haven't been able to do too much artwork recently, but I finally printed some of the pretend wedding announcement cards for my friend. Let my reiterate, they are not real. I just wanted to see how I could communicate with a "client" and produce something that they'd like.
It was definitely a learning process, and I understand a bit more how I would go about producing the final product, it would definitely be something I'd want to do professionally. For some reason, these were really hard to photograph. The base layer is bright pink, and then the second layer is navy blue.
I have attempted to make my dish towels presentable. I wanted something clean and simple, and I think I successfully did that? So far I've really enjoyed making these, I need to learn patience, to let them dry, it takes about 5 days for them to be completely dry. I've washed a couple and the ink doesn't bleed, which I am very surprised by, but the pattern does a fade a bit, which is expected, it gives it more of a vintage look.
So if anyone wants some dish towels, hit me uppp!
I also bought plastic sleeves for my little prints, and took a photo of a little random christmas pig I printed. I was surprised how a plastic sleeve can so easily make a product fancier. haha.
But other than the stuff I have talked about, not much else is going on, Moochie's doing well, her appointment is on November 30th, Toffer is also doing fine, he might be getting fatter. He must be learning from Moochie, because he is becoming more of mooch. I may be to blame for that...
Kevin is also doing well! He's still enjoying the work he's doing, he got a car! That's about it!
Thanks for reading! And buy a cat print for someone for Christmas!
Kevin and I are staying here for Thanksgiving!
Just didn't feel like dealing with the hassle of travel, plus I'll be just starting my new server job, and I told them I wouldn't be there for Christmas, so I feel I need to be around the beginning of the craziness of Christmas season.
The restaurant is right by the mall, so I'm hoping to make a lot in December!
I'm excited to cook a meal just for the two of us, it won't be stressful, and we can cook whatever we want! Kevin isn't a huge fan of turkey, and as of now I haven't found a 8-10 pound turkey, so we might have a different protein. Which I'm completely fine with. Of course I want the classics, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, and some vegetable sides.
The next thing I need to figure out is portion sizes. All these kinds of recipes feed 8 people, so I need to adjust those. And dessert, I figured I need to only choose one pie, as much as I would love to cook many, I don't want to gain 30 pounds. But I figured, I'll make little pumpkin pies in a cupcake pan.
So I've been working on dish towel prints!
I ordered flour sack towels on amazon.
I'll do a DIY post, if anyone is at all interested in doing this themselves!
The ink isn't spreading thru the fabric when it's wet, but if I rub my hand really hard on the fabric, I will get some blue on my hand. So I'm gonna do some more research to make sure the ink sets in the fabric.
But as of now I am pleased with the look and using something I printed.
I consider myself a fairly healthy person, I exercise and eat healthy most of the time. And you know how there are some days where you're super pumped to work out, you actually enjoy it? It's rare, but it happens. But then there are days where you rather just sit and do nothing? Well today was that day for me, but I thought, "No, Riley, fight through it! Remember all that Halloween candy?"
So I chose a random 30 minute video on YouTube, it said beginner workout and I thought, great, I don't want something that's gonna kill me, wrong!
Let me apologize, first, for the ZOOM in on her chest and chiseled stomach and thighs!
I don't know how to change it! I made the video small so it wasn't like BAM!
I was dying the first 10 minutes, and I don't know if it had something to do with how I felt about working out today because the other day I did a different, harder workout, and it was great!
It also really annoyed me how this woman didn't sweat. I'm over here grunting out my workout and she's just blinking like she walked up a flight of stairs.
When I work out, I like to see the instructor working too, because obviously you're fit, but I want to see that you're still working at it too.
I also need to look into protein powders, does anyone have any suggestions?
Final Random Thing:
I started watching iZombie on Netflix and it is so fun! Please someone else watch it so we can talk about it! The whole zombie thing kept me from watching it, but I thought i'd try it one day and its funny, smart, and they're solving crime!
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