I moved in with K, an old work colleague from my call center days. It's been almost a week now and I haven't killed her yet, so that's good. She is also vegan, so this helps keep me on track as I won't be tempted to bring in non-vegan food into the house. Other than the popcorn and honey that I keep in the house for J.
I have remained a vegan past the Thanksgiving deadline. I still have pancakes in my future, because, dammit, I want some pancakes. I may wait until Christmas Day to have those, keep with the tradition that I started for myself here. Depends on what hours I am working at the coffee shop. It's been trying at times, and I'm sure that things have slipped through, and I'm okay with that. The weight loss and improved blood sugars make it worthwhile.
I'm still at the coffee shop. I interviewed with Jason's Deli a few weeks ago, but they declined to continue the interview process. I think he could tell I really wasn't into it. I appreciate that they take their employees seriously, treat them well, and pay them for holidays off (full-time only, which makes sense), but, it's a huge corporation and apparently, the daily management email is completed with bible verse. Which, whatever, that's your thing, and you seem to be practicing what you preach, but, not all of us are into that stuff. That wouldn't have been my biggest issue, though. I think a bigger issue would be their rule that managers must taste the food every day. The salads and dressings and what not. I can't eat about 98% of that menu because of my dietary choice, so that wouldn't have worked out for me. I didn't bring this up in the interview, because it wasn't appropriate at the time. Whatever, it was nice to know that my resume was able to generate a bit of interest, along with a recco from a former colleague. At least I got that going for me. :)
Right now, I want to focus my attention on creating a vegan food truck. The coffee shop is still down the road, but for now, I think this is the way to go. There aren't a lot of options out there for vegan eating beyond hash browns and toast, so I'd like to fill that niche/void/nook/cranny. First, I must develop the recipes. I now have someone to cook for (K) and an omnivore (J) that can be my guinea pigs. :) I've been looking at this as a challenge now, more than just a health concern. I think that's the right way to do it. It's forcing me to read labels and make better decisions. I pass by all of these fast food places with merely a glance now. Although, I do miss cheese. Vegan cheese just isn't the same. Also, I miss Blizzards. mmmmmm peanut butter cup
I think that's about it for now. I'll probably go a bit more in depth in a private entry just to keep all of this stuff down for posterity, but, you know, just wanted you to know I'm alive! :) :) :) :)