Sunday, June 17, 2012
They left me to take care of Pat-dog. Alone. I'm alone in the world! Woe is me! (Melissa will be joining me shortly, but as of yet, she has not arrived.) So I made a meal plan for the next fw days and ingredient and shopping lists. It was great. I felt like a big girl.
And today, I began my first...thing. I can't say meal, because it's hardly dinner time, and we're actually going to have it on Wednesday... But, I grilled chicken!!!
And for any other loners out there, I will show you how to make it in three easy steps (with pictures):
(Anyone having Patty-cake flashbacks yet?) and look how beautiful it turned out!!! I'm so proud! There are also other steps involved, such as, flipping it and checking the temperature. But just remember- 160 degrees! Or else you risk food poisoning! (And my dad knows this stuff from restaurant managing.)
Both are fascinating courses, though the workload is intense. For one of them, I have to write a two page paper each week in a study of how communication works in an organization of my choice. Exciting stuff(!) I was at a loss for what org to choose. I originally wanted to study TYPS, but the timing was bad for them as they're preparing to go to a national competition next month. Instead, I chose our youth outreach group at church, simply because I have intimate knowledge of how it works and what communication they use etc etc.
Annnnyways... I got my first paper returned to me, and I scored 27/30 points! ^-^ Shoutout to my awesome editor/consultant/advisor-- Dad!! He is the reason I deleted a horrendous paragraph that read like a narrative and not like an essay. Many thanks to him, and much excitement looking forward!
It was the quirkiest* little encounter I've ever experienced! And this lady was probably in her forties or so. It just made me laugh. I love random interactions with strangers like that.
*For those of you that do not know, I have had a history of interactions with strangers, including (but not limited to) crazy chicken man, middle school boys, and a liberal on a plane.