Tuesday, April 6, 2010

7on/7off

Holy Cabooses. 
This week has been intense, and I hope I get used to it soon!
So, at ARUP, there's a schedule that a lot of people LOVE.
Work 7 days, 10 hrs a day, get paid for 80. 
(You're basically getting paid up front for PTO, Sick Leave, etc)
Then, you get a whole week off.
For someone who doesn't know what to do with free time,
this could serve as an interesting trial. 
Literally. 

So, what do you do when you work from 9:30am - 8:00pm?
You make simple, simple dinners.
Empanada Pie.
(Don't you like my banana book holder?)
Took 15 minutes. 
Tyler inhaled half. 
Picture below:
Amazingly delicious. 
Costs basically nothing.
And, when you come home and have no brain power left...
This is what you need!

I also made the most deliciously simple Broccoli Stuffed Shells.
And boy, oh boy. Those were good.

Easter.
I worked all weekend. 
Thank heavens for an FM radio.
Conference was such a blessing.
The Spirit was so strong.
Loved it.
 
Easter morning rolled around,
Ty dropped me off at work,
and I then sent him on a hunt
(via text hints)
to find his Easter Basket.
(He thought I forgot)
hahaha

When I came home from work,
this was waiting for me:
He dumped his candy out of that basket and put mine in it.
We're thrifty like that. 

Side note:
My dad traveled a lot when I was little.
I got scared, thinking BeetleJuice would come find me.
(Not a good movie to see at age 6....)
So, as a token of his trips and as a protection,
I asked my dad to bring back teddy bears from his trips.
This way, they would watch out for me while he wasn't there.
I naturally happen to love teddy bears. 
I don't own a million or anything,
But this token of love from my husband was very near and dear to my heart.
Besides, the teddy and I have the same color hair...fur...whatever!

Happy Easter-ing!

3 comments:

Kim and Brindy said...

Good luck on the 7/7's. Maybe when summer really hits you'll enjoy it a bit more:)

MB said...

One: I don't know how I feel about the 7 on 7 off deal. I think I'd have a hard time with that! But it would be awesome to have a week off!

Two: I can't believe you had the energy to cook!

Three: love the easter basket exchange/teddy bear story. So sweet

Katy said...

wow, i would totally LOVE the 7 on/7 off deal-- we are always wanting to go out of town and visit family/friends- but can't seem to justify the expense for just a quick 24 hour trip!! Good luck, i'll be excited to see what you do with all that time (probably find a cure for AIDS and Cancer and write a book... all by Wednesday!)

ps. Yum, that pie dinner looks amazing!

pss. You and your hubby are CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!