Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Randomness

Every time I open up my blogger dashboard, I think "I've got to take another picture to use for my profile!" That's the problem with always being the one behind the camera, you never have any good pictures of yourself.

So, the past few weeks I've been volunteering on Fridays at the school where I used to work. It's always Friday since that's when folks have been ordering cakes. (Except for that Monday, but I was there again on Friday). Well, it seems that I'm going to be able to make about a hundred dollars or more each week from the baked items I'm selling there. I never really intended on selling anything but occasional cakes and cookies, but a couple weeks ago when I was asked if I would make a quiche, I thought "sure, why not." So I got 3 quiche orders last week and sold over 50 dollars worth of bake sale items. After I paid myself back for cost of ingredients, I made a profit of about 60 dollars. For this Friday, I have 6 quiche orders, an order for 3 dozen cupcakes, and am planning on taking bake sale items again. Also, the ladies at the school usually order lunch from one of the local restaurants and have it delivered to the school. I was asked if I would bring a couple of extra quiche (and casserole) and some type of salad to sell as a plate lunch on Fridays (they're getting tired of the usual choices). Of course I said yes! I'm really excited about my new little unexpected business.

*edit* Apparently the secret government agency wants him to "keep it on the down low", so I've taken out the name of the agency. Guess if he takes that job, we'll be living a life of secrecy lol.

Mr. McHacker had an interview with a *secretive government agency* this week. They want him to work for them. He has another interview with another of their departments in a couple of weeks, and may be going to take a polygraph and do the other stuff necessary for a security clearance. He also has interviews with two other private security corporations pretty soon. I'm really proud of him. He's worked so hard and it's great to see him getting these awesome job offers. If he took the *government* job, we'd have to move to *New England*. It's a long way from home, but it might be kinda cool. I think he really wants to work with one of the other private companies though. If he did, we would be able to stay here and he could work from home. And he would probably be able to start working before he's finished with the PhD in May.

If we stay here, I want to open my own business. If we move, I'm not so sure. Either way, I feel like things are really starting to go well for us now. I feel like a new chapter has started in our lives and I'm very excited.

10 comments:

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Good going on all the positive things going in your life. Making money at doing something you love is wonderful. Since you are so talented maybe you could sale those very pretty candy apples for Halloween... I love those!!!

I will be sad if you move, but is a great if your hubby gets to work for the gov. they have excellent benefits and it is probably worth the move if he lands this job.

Madeline said...

That all sounds fabulous. Congratulations on all the food orders! You must be one heck of a good cook. And, congrats to your hubby as well. Y'all must be so excited!

Crystal said...

Thanks ladies. I am very excited about all of the new things going on in my life, it's a nice change from the ordinary :-)

Jenn said...

Well that is great,glad to hear about how well things are going !

Tassie said...

I'm glad things are going well for you. It sounds like your cooking is starting to pay off! I think that if you wanted to start a business, you'd have lots of people interested. I know that here in Starkville, we used to have that place that sold frozen casseroles and stuff and it was great. I don't think they do that anymore. It was a nice thing to buy and give to someone in the hospital or whatever, so they could eat it when they wanted. Perhaps you could also offer a frozen line too....that way people could buy in bulk!

Jenn said...

Thanks for stopping by today and I have been stopping by here for awhile now ,but maybe today was the first time I commented.

Crystal said...

Tassie- that's a great idea!

Buzzard Roost Babe said...

That is good news! You will make these wonderful cakes and cook were ever you go! You will just add the New England still to your lists of talents if he chooses this job. Look at it as an adventure that will add to your life. Keep blogging though!! I'd miss ya.

Buzzard Roost Babe said...

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Pleasant Drive said...

How fun! I wish I could bake for a living!