Tuesday, June 22, 2010


The past few weeks have been heavy with responsibility, work, and pickle-making, and I haven't had a lot of time for writing, nor have I been in the mood to write.  Actually tonight I'm not either but I know that this writer's block can go from temporary to semi-permanent if I don't do something to shake it up - so here I am clicking away at the keys.

There isn't much new to report except that our pickles have been met with rave reviews!  It's really exciting to see everyone smiling when they crunch on one of our pickles the first time.  They really are very good and we're actually starting to make a teeny bit of money.  Plus Hal has something to do everyday now - harvest and wash cucumbers and get them ready for pickling.  He's also now made a few dozen jars by himself after learning the uber secret recipe! 

I've also been reading and musing on a whole lot of things - the awful oil that's gushing into the Gulf of Mexico courtesy of BP, the prospect of moving back into our house in the suburbs in a mere 4 months, and I'm thinking of making us a one car family.  That's right!  I don't know if my husband will ever agree to that idea, but as long as he's not working, and when we're back in our house that's only 4 miles from my job (if that), then it makes no sense to have more than one car.  I can bike to work.  Plus, one of our vehicles is paid off so if I can sell the one I'm making payments on, then that's major extra money every month!  We shall see. 

I had one of those extremely nifty 40% off coupons from Border's bookstore tonight and it was burning a hole in my hands so I picked up a copy of Emotional Intelligence 2.0.  I took the online test and got a overall score of 74.  I'm assuming this is out of 100.  So, got a ways to go!  Apparently if your emotional intelligence is high enough, you can make lots more money in your work life.  But that's not why I bought the book.  I like to be self-aware so I thought this might help.  Plus, I know I'm not perfect so I like to constantly be on the prowl for new information that can make me a better person.  There you go.  Get a copy of this book and we'll share scores!  Emotional Intelligence 2.0

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