Monday, July 27, 2009

Blog Neglect

It has been a very long month. Mostly because work has taken me quite a while to get used to again. My schedule varies from the shifts starting at 9am, 10am and sometimes 11am. There are also call in shifts- which for the record- are for the birds! I have to call 2 hours before my shift and see if they need me, if yes then I need to haul ass out of the house and go work. Kind of a pain. Esp. since I have 3 of those this week, 2 being a weekend. So much for going out because IF I have to work I will be screwed. So far I haven't had to go in for any call ins {knocking on wood} .

It's hard work thats for sure. I am busting my ass everyday. Some days I am more sore than others. I am definitely still in copious amounts of pain but am trying to deal with it the best i can. I work only about 15 hours a week. I'll get used to it, it's just been hard. I nap a lot and go to sleep really early to try and give my body enough healing time.

I took my traditions class, which you have to take to work for Disney. I loved it. History and trivia with the meat and potatoes of the company thrown in. I won a lot of the trivia things, naturally. LOL. I also mad a new friend that day, the only other person in the class who "got it" as far as my love for Disney. We actually ended up runnign into her and her BF @ The mdinght showing of Harry Potter & The Half Blood Prince. We watched the movie with them and had a great time. We are all planning to see it in IMAX again. BTW- I LOVED the movie.

We went to Atlantic City this past weekend. It was supposed to be a few days but we ended up just staying over night. I met up with several friends from my favorite Disney message boards ( We shopped and had lunch. We had a great time. We ate buffet food the night before, went to the beach for a while and wandered the boardwalk.

We made our trip shorter because we decided to book a trip to Disney!!!!! It was a roller coaster of drama to get to the decision to book the trip- but we are a go! I booked the hotel the day before we left for AC. We are staying 3 nights @ All Star Movies then switching for 2 nights to The Animal Kingdom lodge. It's one of my dream resorts and I am so excited to stay there! Andy is coming with us this time. Laura and Hannah will drive up as well, maybe with more of her family, maybe not, time will tell. It will be the only trip I am able to take as a Cast Member of Disney since my store will be closed after Christmas. I am really excited to be able to go and get all the perks of a CM.

So thats what has been going on with me the last month. Not a whole lot of creative cooking going on. Lots of things in the crock pot that last a few days so I have less cooking to do after long hard days at work. Not too much baking either. I need to remedy that because it is my favorite form of therapy. I need a new flavor to get obsessed with, I have about exhausted the peanut butter ideas already. Maybe something fruity.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Work Second.

I started work at World of Disney this past Tuesday. I worked 3 mornings in a row. It's been about 5 years since I went to work that many days in a row. It was tough but in the end I was a lot better of phyically that I ever thought I'd be. Everyone there is perfectly nice. I work in what the call "heart of house" or in other words- the stock room. I unpack the boxes and organize the stuff that comes in- in a nutshell. It's easy enough. A bit more physical than i ever intended but so far I am ok.

I am wrestling with whether to explain about my back and how to do that. I am pretty sure I need to tell them because there are a few aspects of the job I can not do. The only reason I am not "On Stage" or in sales in the main store, id because the person whose name I put down as a referral works that position and they consider it a conflict of interest for me to be doing the same job. As I am glad to be working for Disney (obviously) I am a bit taken aback by just how NON Disney HoH (Heart of House) is. I have yet to find any Disney enthusiasts like myself and I have worked with probably over 20 people already this week. Secretly I am gushing at everything and have no one to express it to while I am there. It just seems odd.

I did, as you can see above, get my cast member badge the first day! I was so excited I ran home and took pics of it and made it my icon on the DIS Boards ( dot com)! At least there I can be a true Disney Dork and they understand. This Tuesday I take my "Traditions" class, which is a history of the company and Walt himself. Everyone tells me its fun and theres trivia and prizes and it's an all around good time. I am excited to do this, being the dork that I am. I am almost honored that I get to take this class that all the Cast Members in Florida have to take before working there. I figure I will be in a room full of people who don't give a fuck, and that makes me a bit sad. Although winning prizes for my ridiculous amount of Disney knowledge could be good. LOL.

I work 3 days next week not including the day for Traditions. I should be bringing about $100, give or take, home a week. That will def help us in getting some more money put aside for moving in march and just to have.

So here's to Disney and my Non-Disney caring co workers. OPA!

Food First.

I baked last weekend. I have been so super busy and extremely tired this week I haven't been able to blog it. So better late than never, esp. because they came out yummy.

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Bars

  • 3/4 cup baking mix
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon applesauce
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup honey


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly spray an 11 by 7-inch or 9 by 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, stir together baking mix and oats until well blended. Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.

Press dough into prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

Sorry I forgot to take a pic of them cut up. The only changes I made were that I doubled the recipe! I figured if I was gonna make 'em I mine as well make enough for the week.

KC & I both took them as breakfast bars for work during the week. They are very dense but moist as well and really yummy.