Mother’s Day was Sunday.
As many people, I grew up with a few strong females around me. One being my mom and one being my grandma (pictured above). They both taught me to be who I am, demand respect and to love the simple things. My grandma has been gone since 2005, but it feels like just yesterday. She was the center of the family. I never really knew my other grandparents so I really only had one grandma.
I worked on Mother’s Day, which I kind of figured I would because everyone who is a mom took the day off. I ordered my mom a package from Swiss Colony. I know it sounds super weird, but she used to order stuff from there around Christmas every year for us to snack on during Christmas activities.
So my mom isn’t a vegan or vegetarian. I wanted to make her dinner for Mother’s Day. I actually cooked meat – no I am not going to start cooking/eating meat. And I’m sure I’ll lose vegan friends over the fact I made this dinner, but I don’t care. It wasn’t for me and I wanted to make my mom something she would enjoy. So, this is what I made my mom: Steak (with garlic/thyme compound butter), cheddar mashed potatoes & green beans (green onions & bacon).
I am going to use the compound butter for dishes I’ll eat – vegan compound butter. It’s actually fun to make.
Gift For Myself
I never order myself anything that costs much money. Well I finally changed that. I found this great shop on Etsy called Handemade by Remember Me. I loved the pet necklaces, but my problems was they only had one picture charm on them. I needed one with two picture charms. I sent her a message and she was so nice and willing to help me out. I was able to get my necklace with both Odie and Stinky on it. I’m so in love with the necklace I just take it off to shower and sleep.
After a few things coming up this month I’m going to order my mom one with a picture of Puppy on it.
How cute are the stickers?!
I’ve been secretly making lip balm for the past few weeks. I’ve sold a few, but I’m going to ask my aunt to sell some at an event at the end of this month. I won’t be in town so she’ll have to keep track of it.
I just bought bottles and am going to order stickers so I can make some more items. The major item being bath salt! I do love a bath and well, it just seems so fitting that I make bath salt. I’m super excited to start making it.
I also bought some new charms to make into keychains/earrings/necklaces. ^_^ I need to go pick up some more earring hooks though.
Yesterday from 4pm to 7pm I was at training for work. Training to become a “mini manager”. So I’m a step below a manager now. The class was around two hours of talking and going over a packet of papers. Following that was a test. The test was the part I was freaking out about. I didn’t feel like I was ready at all for the test.
I passed the test with a 90%. I got one wrong about PHU, but the thing that kills me is if I’m standing in front of the PHU I know everything about it. Ugh.
The next step is to talk to one of my managers about becoming a shift manager. Which is another class/test, along with like three weeks of training at another store.
Chick’n (lightly breaded with flour and spices) over Cabbage and Onions (salt & pepper) with a (vegan) Butter Caper Sauce (capers, veg broth, vegan butter, lemon juice, bourbon smoked chili powder, sage, garlic, pepper)