It's been a very busy couple of weeks here.
Boyfriend got hurt. Boyfriend recovered. Boyfriend got sick. I got sick. Boyfriend recovered. I recovered. Black Friday. Coworker calling out twice at the last minute so I gained an extra three hours to my shifts. Family is full of assholes.
It's just been very hard to have the energy to even think about turning the computer on. In the past two weeks, I've worked 82.5 hours, with one day off in the middle of it. Yesterday, I was off and slept until about 3 pm, and then still didn't have any energy to get up. Today, I'm off again (I almost cried at seeing two days off in a row) and my boyfriend is sick again so I'm playing doctor all day.
In the good news (unless you think of how poor I am now) list, Cashew the one-eyed hamster is a dumbass. He chews the wires of his cage constantly, to the point that he made his own nose bald. Giving him toys and treats or letting him out didn't stop him, so Wolfy (boyfriend) used his massive employee appreciate discount to help me buy an aquarium for the stupid rodent. It's good news because now he's quiet, he has more space to run, and it's so much bigger he now has a larger wheel (that his fat hamster self can fit in) and a house to sleep in. He's a happy hamster (albeit, his intelligence is questionable).
I do have big(ish) news though?
I've mentioned here my inability to cook but my amazing ability to call for take-out. (Still true. I am damn good at calling for pizza, to the point I have my debit card number memorized. Unfortunately, I only have like $10 on it right now, so that's won't buy me a lot of pizza here.)
My mom is a hella good cook. Did I ever tell yall that? I honestly can't remember. After three years of blogging, you'd think I would have, but possibly not.
Since my mom and I can't work in the kitchen together since we both turn around holding large knives and neither one of us want to be stabbed to death, she's been teaching me to cook via phone calls and texts. All the recipes that she's used for years, she's finally sharing with me.
And we've decided to make a cook book together???
(I'll be the writer/editor/computer person. She's making all the food. I'm making the food from her recipes and contributing like...two of my own. Maybe three. I'm not sure.)
We've only just started on it so I can't tell you too much about it (since it's not a thing yet) but it'll have all kinds of things. The first one that's been written out is chili with almost no tomato sauce. We'll also be including my favorite chicken since I was a kid, salmon, deviled eggs, pork chops, chicken soup, and other stuff. The thing is, it's all fancy-sounding, but you know me. I'm not fancy. If I can't easily make it, I'm going to be like "fuck this shit" and call for a pizza (hence why I have like $10 in my bank account).
But! Here's where yall come in.
We'll be giving away 15 free copies of the book (when it's actually finished) for an honest review on your blog/website. If you're interested, you can either leave a comment here or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org (I should clarify that it'll be an e-book so it won't be a physical copy.)
In other news, I heard my neighbors having sex a couple weeks ago, and literally wondered why they had monkeys in their apartment for like five minutes before I realized that no, those sounds are not monkeys.