candysushi1So I usually do a lot of posting in December, but this year that didn’t seem to happen.  I still have been lax in picture taking, and a lack of pictures makes it hard to post.  Job searching also hurts my ability to post.  Every week I end up with no job means I have to come back here and post that I do not have a job.  That is a bit depressing.

I am actually full of hope and positivity about jobs.  Everyday I expect that I can post up and share with everyone what job I found.

That being said, I don’t want this blog to be about my job hunt.  I want it to be about living awesome and finding adventure wherever we are.  Yes, job hunting stuff will appear here because it is such a large part of my life, but I don’t want that to be the focus.

This year we did what we have done for the last 3 years- we got a hotel room over Christmas!

Spending Christmas in a hotel is the greatest thing we have ever done.  Our best friends had the idea, and we never want to give the tradition up!  It was a bit depressing to not be able to spend Christmas with our friends, but hopefully next year we can make that happen!

I do feel bad for the Hotel workers.  All week the service people were fun and pleasant, but on Christmas Day, they were sort of cranky!

Right before Christmas we ended up running out of Propane.  Our RV park is pretty awesome.  They rented us a 100lb tank for $4 a month. We now have another 60 days of propane.  Much better than last year- we would go through 200lbs a week sometimes!

Tracy and the boy kicked out a plate of Candy Sushi for the holidays.  Very Gross.  The boy and my brother seemed to enjoy them, but I thought it was pretty gross.  I don’t think that Tracy is planning on ever making them again.  It was a holiday experiment gone horribly wrong.

sushi candy2

No job = a limited budget = not going out to eat.  That being said we still sometimes still have coffee.  Tracy found a fancy coffee shop that served fancy designs on top of the coffee.  The coffee shop was a hipster paradise.  The entire place of built out of reclaimed wood and furniture.  The wall opened up to the outside tables on the sidewalk, and we enjoyed our coffee sitting in 60 degree sunny weather on the day after Christmas.  I had a pour-over coffee,  The barista refused to let me have the coffee with cream because it would ruin it.  Of course they will make coffee with flavored syrups so I don’t know what kind of logic they are using.  They don’t understand that I am a coffee tasting expert.

fancy coffee

tracy window coffee shoppe fancy wall

Speaking of expert coffee tasting, Tracy found a Turkish grocery store and cafe.  All the workers are straight from Turkey and the food is amazing.  I had my first ever cup of Turkish coffee.  It was fantastic.  I really enjoyed it.  It was hard to drink because the cup was so small your fingers would burn as you sipped the scalding coffee.  I drank as much of the bottom grounds as I could.  Later on the owner showed me how to swirl the coffee, so next time I will do a better job.

turkish coffee

Over the holidays we also went to a live recording.  Tracy had pledged to kickstart a local Knoxville musicians cd project.  It was nice to do something free and get out of the house.  We ended up leaving before the recording was finished, but it was great to see someone make their dreams happen.

Blog traffic was pretty heavy this holiday.  That surprised me because I didn’t post anything.  I plan on updating our travel map this month, and add a readers guide to help newcomers find and follow the blogs story.

I having a phone interview for my dream job early this week, so any prayers you can send my way would be appreciated.  Because of my job search I don’t know for sure what is going to happen in 2015.  My only resolution is to write more (5 times a week) and continue to take time to listen to God.

Hopefully I will be able to post up that I have a new job soon, and I can’t wait to find out what it will be!

theband recording

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