Momma Told Me: A Woman Of Many Hats: Panda Love

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Saturday, January 25, 2014

A Woman Of Many Hats: Panda Love

3-D Panda Cookies
Momma Told Me: Life's short, make cookies.

There's something about having a group of looming deadlines over my head that makes me want to rebel and spend the entire day in bed. Naturally, the subconscious part of me would never allow me to do such; my mind is always whispering in the back of my thoughts going over a never-ending checklist of goals and dates. My social life seems to have picked up a little this year, which I am thankful for, but with more social endeavors means a wider pocketbook, and so I have set out in search of a part time job (outside the home) to help get me out of the house and bring in a small amount of guaranteed income each month. It's something I've wrestled with for quite a while, since leaving customer service management when I got married some 4 years back. I miss the day to day interaction with others, working toward a common goal, and helping one another grow. I wear many hats, yes, even Panda hats, but a big portion of what I am passionate about is leading others and helping them be their own very best.
Panda outfit, Panda Glasses, Panda Mustache
As anyone who has sought employment through the past few years knows, the job market isn't exactly clamoring for new employees. Most of the people who are actually hiring only have a single position, and a few have even told me I am over-qualified for a job. How's that for a polite let-down? When I used to hire we'd fight over applicants with a background, in hopes they'd eventually grow with the company and make a return on all of the training hours and money put into hiring them. But I digress, it will happen in it's own time, and in the interim I continue to comb the internet for a similar coaching position online with the various companies I already love and work for. Naturally, I will have to cut down on daily posts if I get a part time job outside the home, but rest assured I will not compromise my commitment to quality content that is engaging and fun to consume!
3-D Panda Cookies
I mentioned earlier in the month I'd participated in a Secret Santa gift swap through a forum I participate in. The box I'd received had a delightful smattering of Panda themed gifts, including Panda glasses, and the 4-D cookie cutters I used to make the little sugar cookies above. I have the hardest time coloring sugar cookie dough to black, even adding the coloring to my liquid ingredients (anyone know a trick), so these are more Seafoam Green than anything, but cute none-the-less, right? Well, tomorrow I am off to the ISSE (International Salon and Spa Expo) in Long Beach with my brand new Karina dress. I hope to rock it like a #Frockstar and bring back some great sneak peeks at the hottest beauty products for 2014. Wish me luck!

What Daughter Says: Make cookies, but be sure to stop and enjoy them too!

8 comments:

  1. I'm sure you will be stunning in your Karina dress. Have fun.

    I've not tried to get cookie dough black but perhaps try starting with chocolate dough?

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  2. I thought about that, but didn't want to make '2' doughs. On a bigger scale that would probably be much simpler!

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  3. Ah job hunting is horrible. It took me forever to get the 2 jobs I have now! On a happier note... those cookies look delicious!

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  4. We move a lot and it always takes me at least a few months to find a job - it's no fun.

    Ps. I love your panda cookies and those sunglasses are so funny!

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  5. Totally love those cookies! I wish I could be that patient!

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  6. I would so enjoy these - the look delicious!!!!

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  7. Cute cookies! Good luck with your job search.

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  8. Awe, your cookies look totally cute and so do you!

    Have a wonderful week!

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