Last night I finally sucked it up and took some sleeping pills. I usually only use them if it's the last resort, but since I've had headaches a lot this week and have been sleeping poorly, I thought it was a good idea to try to nip that in the bud. (What does that mean anyway? Stop the flower from growing?) I took the pills at 9:30 so that I had plenty of time between then and the morning for it to wear off-there's nothing worse than being groggy from sleep meds the next day. Well, at 3:30am I woke up and was WIDE awake. It didn't help that my crappy ass neighbor was having a spirited conversation with someone. At some point I did manage to fall asleep again and woke up before the alarm went off. Thankfully, I am not groggy. So all in all, it was a successful night for me. :)
The other day one of my coworkers asked me how to cook scallops. I explained that they are very easy to cook and that I'd look for a recipe for him. During one of my sleepless nights I picked up one of my cookbooks. While I was looking for the best recipe I could share, I had a great thought-I could start a cooking club at my work! So yesterday I pitched the idea to a couple of people here and got some great feedback. They helped me come up with an initial list of people who might be interested and I emailed them all. The thought is that we'd all pitch in $5-$10 a month and we'd have a cooking lesson and dinner. We'd rotate bringing wine to go along with it, and we'd just have a nice time. Not everyone responded-I think some of them are waiting to see if others join b/c I'm new and they don't know me well-but I have gotten about 6 or 7 yes' so I'm psyched.
This got me thinking that I could try to market myself again for these parties. I put it out there when I was in CT and got a couple of small dinner party jobs, but I didn't really work hard to get my name out. My business site is up just not perfected-so I'm going to work tonight thru Saturday (Sunday I have a family party to go to in CT) to get it working. Cross your fingers!
PS. If anyone knows how I switch the background to the body of the post on my blog (the part that is white) I'd appreciate if you'd share the info. I've tried a couple of things and it's just not working...it's not for this blog-it's for my site. Thanks!