I am nearly always a glass half full vs. a glass half empty person.  I think that’s why Tony and I worked so well together, because however negative things looked, I could always find the bright side in everything.  I will tell you that my job search to find my new life’s passion was slow.  And I did that on purpose.  I wanted to take advantage of the time, I got to go spend time with my brother and my SIL and their family for 11 days, I got to go to Virginia and help my Aunt and her partner sell peanuts.  What a great feeling to make a decision to go somewhere without having to ask permission or make sure someone else in the office didn’t already request the days off.

But I’ve been actively searching for a job in the food industry in earnest for the last month.  And guess what?   I was getting nervous.  I wasn’t getting any responses to ads on craigslist, or indeed, or through referrals from friends even.  And a couple days ago I finally realized that it’s MUCH different job searching when you don’t have X amount of years experience to back up what you want to do.  I mean, I know if prospective employers saw my Instagram page they can think “she can cook” but not realize that my administrative and organizational skills coupled with my love of food could be the one two punch they are looking for.

So I am thrilled to be going on my first food related interview this morning.  I won’t give any details yet, because Tony used to always tell me not to jinx stuff like that, but any good thoughts you could send my way this morning would be appreciated.


Shall we have another episode of “What did Biz’s hair look like when she woke up?!”  I mostly take these pictures on the mornings that Hannah leaves for work at 4:30 a.m. and doesn’t see the magic in person.  It’s like I have a little stylist working on my hair when I sleep!



My friend Laura gave me Aldi brand buffalo wing cheese and it’s really really good.  I mean, it’s cheese and it’s spicy – how bad could that be?  Best part is that each slice weighs 3/4 of an ounce, so each slice is 3 smart points and totally worth it.  I made an egg white/spinach/Thomas light English muffin sammie with turkey bacon on the side and a sliced blood orange.  8 smart points for breakfast.

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I’ve realized that my exercise game has been slacking in the last several days, so I kicked it up a notch and did a 4 mile walk around my neighborhood – it took me exactly one hour to do it – perfect weather – low 60s, blue skies.  Perfection.


I ended up using some leftover rotisserie chicken to make chicken tacos.  I should note that I use a copious amount of Pam to make fried tacos, but it does get them crunchy.  I should probably suck it up and spend a point on a teaspoon of oil.  Two white corn tortillas (3), 3 ounces of leftover rotisserie chicken (2) with carrots and light ranch dressing mixed with Tapatio hot sauce (2).  7 smart points for lunch.

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I ended up hitting the gym up for 30 minutes of upper body in between running a couple errands.  I love this tank top.  But surprisingly it doesn’t give me a flat stomach – ha!


Then finished off with a 2 mile hill climb on the treadmill while watching Property Brothers.  I ended up with 17k steps yesterday! Open-mouthed smile

It was just me and Hannah for dinner last night since Jacob worked last night.  It’s tough when it’s just the two of us, because 9/10 I have some sort of meat on the menu.  She did, however, choose a cheddar brat for her protein, but I made us the same noodles – we each had 3/4 cup of cooked egg noodles cooked with sauteed mushrooms, baby spinach and 1 teaspoon of real salted butter.  My 4 ounce of beef was 4 points and the side dish ended up being 6, so 10 points for dinner. 


I liked that I got a bit of crispiness when cooking the egg noodles in the cast iron skillet.  And, I may have added a pinch of crushed red peppers over the top of my steak. 

Alright, I need to get this show on the road.  Send all your positive thoughts my way – I totally appreciate it.  Make it a great day!