December 25, 2013

The in-between...counts.

A few weeks ago now, we sent out the resumes. There was (brief) was done. It was out of our hands. The waiting game put it mildly. We had a few emails saying "thank you and we will keep you on file", a few that said he "must apply to a specific position and to keep an eye on their website for one", a couple flat out "we are not hiring" and a couple that asked for more information etc. This was within a week or so of sending them out. Since then, nothing. I know it's the holiday season, but we are feeling defeat. The two years experience needed and not graduated until April details are more than likely going to hold us back here in Canada for two more years at least. Disappointing. We are not giving up all hope, just being realistic about the situation. The competition for these positions is fierce, we knew that going in. 
If things don't go our way this coming year, our plan is to get an apartment here in town and you know, live the fullest, without waiting around for our dream to come true...which the last two years has felt like for us. We need to start living our life...more. Everyday. 
Oh, we still are planning on moving to Switzerland. He will keep applying every year until he gets a teaching position. It is our dream and we are not giving up. In the in-between time though, our own place, our own things, our life is going to start again. 
If we don't hear anything by late February/March we are going to get an apartment and move out in May, bring our things down from NB out of storage. It will be so nice to have our things around us again. I signed up for an eight week knitting course starting in January and Justin joined the local gym...we are starting our life when our dream comes true, we will continue it over there. The standing still and waiting game has needed to. Does that make sense?

We just went through a major ice storm where we live...I have never seen anything like it...beautiful and so damaging. We had no power for almost two came back on just in time for Christmas...which was a miracle on its own.

Pure ice sidewalks (and everything else too!)

So many trees fell and caused a lot of damage...we were really lucky.

I wish you and yours an amazing holiday season...stay safe and warm.

December 13, 2013

Nom nom nom....


'tis the season to fill your belly with deliciousness...which means, lots of treats! This year along with the staple of chewy chocolate gingerbread, I made some bark as well...the above photos are of the candy cane & toffee skor bits barks I made today. Last week I made two different flavours...cranberry & almond (I used dark chocolate on top of milk chocolate and mixed fresh squeezed orange juice in the dark melted chocolate) and a salted caramel one (which I ate the WHOLE thing myself...I *might* have hidden the tin so I didn't have to share it....).
Bark is SUPER easy to some good chocolate that you like...melt it on low (careful not to burn it) or in a double boiler. Pour melted chocolate on a parchment lined cookie sheet...add whatever you like on top....and let cool in the fridge. Voila! Deliciousness! 
Are you enjoying the holiday goodies?

December 1, 2013

We found...

...the perfect Christmas tree this weekend!
What were you up to?

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