Satisfied with crumbs

I haven’t blogged much lately…no reason other than lack of inspiration. My feast of busy-ness at work ended a few weeks ago and it’s been famine since. I love the time to do Christmas prep as much as I hate the anxiety that comes from wondering if the phone will ever ring again (or, in my case, the e-mail will ever come in with a new project request). I think for the umpteenth time how odd it is that I, a craver of security, have chosen a career that doesn’t offer any. Clearly I love working in a bathrobe my freedom more. (Ask me if I made the right choice when I’m 70 and trying to learn how to be McD cashier or Walmart greeter.)

As for the crumbs…having just prepared and stowed my 9th and final batch of cookies, I’m left to enjoy the leavings of this particularly messy but so darn good recipe. It wasn’t even on my cookie list until I remembered how much everyone liked it last year. And it was worth the special trip to buy nuts (though I probably shouldn’t have bought the BIGGEST jar they had at Sam’s). It isn’t the prettiest cookie (really hard to cut cleanly), but the upside (a panful of delicious crumbs) is hard to resist. Try it if you’re craving a challenge (or crunchy/salty/sweet deliciousness) and don’t mind a little mess.

Next up: cleaning the kitchen, crunchy floor and all.

Gather the crumbs of happiness
and they will make you a loaf of contentment.

~ Author Unknown


  1. BoatDrinkBaby said,

    Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    If I may . . . if you were going to fail in your profession, it would have happened a LONG time ago. Douse that anxiety (use vodka if you must) and ENJOY this wonderful time of year when you don’t have deadlines and work insanity heading into the holiday.

    You will not end up in McD’s or WalMart.

  2. WritingbyEar said,

    Thursday, December 16, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Thanks, Baby. My biggest fear is the money I’m NOT contributing to a retirement plan because there isn’t enough left over in this “more freedom than money” choice I’ve made. I hope it’s the right one.

  3. tdl1501 said,

    Wednesday, December 22, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    I’m hoping for Wal-Mart greeter myself. I remember having a gal stay with us for weeks in college. She worked in a fast-food place, the uniform was 100% polyester and she smelled awful.

    Love your writing always, thanks for checking in with my site and may I wish you happy holidays and a career that makes you happy. Cheers! Dee

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