So, I recently read somewhere (it was semi-here… I get the magazine), that tomato paste can be frozen in ice cube trays, if you are using it but not using the whole can. Which, in fact, I did recently. I used some tomato paste in this recipe, but I did not use the entire can’s worth. So, I spooned out the remainder and put it into what ended up being four ice cubes’ worth.
I told D. the next day, “Oh, by the way, if you go into the freezer looking for ice cubes, don’t be surprised if you find something red in there.” “Red, like blood red?” he guessed. “Yeah. It’s the tomato paste.” I had mentioned that food tip to him earlier, but still, a warning was in order. I’ve since put the tomato paste cubes into a baggie, dated and back into the freezer. So all is well and normal in ice-cube world again.
And my world is close to getting back in order again, and even better. D. is hopefully sleeping now, and as he’s had a sore throat, I hope he is sleeping and resting and healing himself. We’ve had a past couple of weeks semi-filled with change, and that change will be normalizing itself shortly, I do believe…
I ended my formerly-current job on Thursday (after a year of it, how I did it, I’m not exactly sure, only very glad to be done with it). I start my new job on Monday. It’s closer to home, and I’ll be doing more of what I want to do, which also offers more opportunity in general. I was approached almost four weeks ago with the opportunity, went through the interviewing and such, got an offer, and accepted. Then gave my two weeks’ notice at the formerly-current job, and finished there yesterday. I was sent off with a very nice bouquet of yellow and white flowers, two cards, and some dinner and movie gift cards. From my co-workers, mind you, not the owners… I would not have expected anything from them, but I was surprised and smiley to receive the gifts from those I had worked with. I think I called it the soul-sucking-place-in-which-I-worked, although I am quite fond of some of those I worked with. However, a change was needed, this I knew for awhile.
So, I got a car. I needed it, for my new work is in the opposite direction, though it’s very nicely less than ten miles from home. I’ll be saving at least an hour and a half a day, from commuting and required working hours. D. will be saving time too, as we had previously been carpooling. It will take some getting used to, and it’s a new job so I’m slightly anxious, but I think it’s a very good change overall. My former place was kind of rigid, and that’s being polite. D. has noticed the burden lifted from my shoulders, and I do feel lighter and giddier. I’m pleased…
So, with all of the recent goings-on, the cooking part has suffered. It was just a temporary thing. I’m glad that I’ve been able to keep up with my personal goal of posting every 2-3 days, even though it’s been on the 3-side days lately. It’s understandable. And now, with more time at home, I’ll be cooking more! I’m very happy about that.
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