Sunday, March 11, 2012

A look at my week

This next week I am hoping to continue staying on track with my goals.
  I have made some great progress in the last few weeks. Even with working my crazy retail schedule I have managed to stay on top of most of the house work even though I usually catch up on it on my days off.
 Jay and I have both been doing great at keeping ourselves motivated to workout every other day only failing to do so a couple of times in the last couple of months.

Menu planning and sticking to that is still a struggle for me but I keep trying. Even if I don't do it as much as I would like every little bit helps and the more I do it the easier it gets.

After this week we will be starting P90X so that is going to be intense. Its hard to workout everyday with our schedules but we enjoy it and are just going to make it a priority because it will be so worth it. I will be working on a menu plan for the first week and will try to share that here.

Also working on my job hunt this week. I must get out of the job I am currently in and I am praying for guidance and I know that it is there I just have to follow it.

Have a blessed week!

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

I tried making this soup the other night for the first time and it was really good. I served it with some cheese and corn chips. Probably would have been good with sour cream as well.

I only used two chicken breasts since I was just making it for two people. Obviously you could adjust this to use more or less meat or even use a different type of meat if you like.

2 medium sized chicken breasts
1 onion
1 can of kidney beans or  mild chili beans (I used the chili beans)
1 can of corn or a bag of frozen corn
1 can of cream style corn
1 can of Rotel
1 packet of fiesta Ranch dip
1 packet of taco seasoning
1 tbsp oil optional

 I thawed and then boiled my chicken breasts until they were done. Shred the chicken then I put my chicken into soup pot on med-high heat with the oil and onion  just sort of browned it up a little and soften the onion for about 3-5 minutes. Add seasoning packets and the rest of your ingredients. Lower your heat and let your soup warm stirring occasionally. I did add about half a cup of water to my soup could easily have added more or none at all it just depends on how you like your soup. If you want it to be a little more thin by all means add some more water. Serve hot and Enjoy!

This soup is seriously fast if you are in a rush and you will probably have leftovers.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Break my heart.

The song "Bring Your Love to Life Inside of me" has really been an inspiration to me lately but today especially. I love the lyrics, "break my heart until it moves my hands and feet." That part of the song I have just been repeating over and over for the last few days.

Coincidentally I have also been praying and hoping and begging for a job offer from a recent interview I had. The job seemed so perfect. It would provide the time I was so desperately wanting to have and it would get me out of a job that I find awful. Well that is putting it mildly. I actually despise my current job not because it is a terrible job or it is a hard job or any of  that but because I selfishly hate the time it takes from me I hate that it is not what I want to do with my life. I hate that I have absolutely no love or passion for it. I constantly have to remind myself to be thankful that I have a job when there are so many who don't.
  I strongly believe in the concept that people should be able to do the work they love and I realize that I am not doing that and it is hard for me right now because I am not sure where I want to go in the future or exactly how I am going to get there.

So recently when I found out about this job from a family friend I was thrilled she was truly blessed by God with being able to move onto a job she absolutely desires and she was going to try and help set me up with her current job she is leaving. I went with her and I got to see what she does everyday. I sent in my resume, I got an interview with her boss, and she put in a great word for me. Everyone was praying this would be a perfect fit. I was just sure it was going to happen.

Then today I found out that I in fact was not getting the job. That tomorrow I thought I would be giving my notice of resignation I will in fact be just working another weekend of my life away in this current position.

To put it mildly my heart was broken. But I will not be swayed because even though this seemed so perfect his plan is different than mine. I have to be okay with that and I will be. Maybe this was the heartbreak I needed to seek him more and to seek my passions more and to use my gifts for what I am supposed to be doing.