Preparing for the Future

Keep calm and bake on.

Keep calm and bake on.

I have some great news! I had two interviews this past week and for one of the jobs, I am scheduled for an in-person interview on Tuesday! It’s so exciting. I have missed being gainfully employed. The job I’m doing a second interview for is with Arizona State University and the job I interviewed for on Friday was with the City of Tempe. Both have very good long term potential, but ASU has the extra benefit of a tuition waiver. I ran the numbers in today’s dollars and look at the difference:

Less than $30,000 for all of our tuition expenses and a rough savings of over $176,000!

Less than $30,000 for all of our tuition expenses and a rough savings of over $176,000!

Dave Ramsey would be so happy with our thought process on this one.

Since I had a job hunting free weekend, we enjoyed some fun family time getting out of the house a little. The weather has been incredible; yesterday morning was so nice and breezy and today felt a little warmer, but it was still nice enough out that we took Avery to one of the parks in Power Ranch to play. I know the playgrounds are suppose to be for residents only, but we did promise her the opportunity to play in a new park. 🙂

We also stopped into World Market today and picked up some goodies for ourselves. Avery got a Hello Kitty pink hot chocolate pack, Thomas got some Chai tea, and I got a bottle of Cupcake Vineyards Angel Food wine.

It was a pretty enjoyable experience considering all the interesting things we found, but the sales manager (not sure if that’s what he was or not) kept stalking us. Seriously, I know us roaming around taking lots of photos might seem suspect, but just come out openly and ask me what I’m doing. I am not trying to steal something and I really don’t need help. I like to venture around and find things by pure happenstance and usually, if I like it enough, I’m going to take a photo of it so I don’t forget to look for it when I’m ready to buy it.

Look at all those Asian snack foods...they are delicious!

Look at all those Asian snack foods…they are delicious!

Black pepper soap...I'd give it a try.

Black pepper soap…I’d give it a try.

These just scream "dinner party" to me.

These just scream “dinner party” to me.

Perfect for a rustic touch in the kitchen.

Perfect for a rustic touch in the kitchen.

My not-so-hidden inner chocoholic wanted to bring a bag home, but my husband vetoed my request.

My not-so-hidden inner chocoholic wanted to bring a bag home, but my husband vetoed my request.

In case I ever start a garden.

In case I ever start a garden.

So cute!!!

So cute!!!

I don't know if the price is good or bad, but the bed was cute in my mind.

I don’t know if the price is good or bad, but the bed was cute in my mind.

Indonesian daybed...love it for Miss Avery.

Indonesian daybed…love it for Miss Avery.

Kona brewing Co glass

Mini Keeper

Mosaic Shower curtain

Olive Wood Morter and Pestle

My twin and I love these crackers.

My twin and I love these crackers.

We were thinking the ones of the left would compliment our kitchen style.

We were thinking the ones of the left would compliment our kitchen style.

Twist swivel stool...why not?!

Twist swivel stool…why not?!

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