Resting My Voice

Hello bloggies!

Bad news is my voice is still gone…..good news is that I didn’t need it today because Ryan and I went to go see Australia with my parents! I LOVED it!!!!!!!!! It was soooo good—-now that is my kind of movie! I just love long war epics like that. And it was perfect because I didn’t have to talk.  Before we left I snacked on a chobani with half a banana, sliced.


And then we snuck pita pit into the movie since it was a three hour movie around lunchtime!


I got the same thing I got on Friday—a whole wheat hummus pita with avocado, spinach, jalapinos, banana peppers, pickles, black olives, red onions, feta cheese and hot sauce. I couldn’t take a picture of it unwrapped since we were in the movie theater!

Later on, I went over to hang out with the parents for a bit and had a toasted Kashi waffle with almond butter and jam


I have honestly not been extremely hungry all day because of my cold, but I’m trying to keep my eating as normal as possible so I can stay fueled when I don’t feel well. I’m also trying to drink as many liquids as possible! I had an orange (Essential) vitamin water while in the movie and have been gulping at water all day long.

And now…………I have an announcement to make! 

So…..I didn’t want to spill any beans but yesterday I had a job interview at somewhere where I have wanted to work for a very long time (since I heard they were coming to Tampa). Well, I got offered a position yesterday and took a day to think about it and talk to Ryan and my family about it. And……… are now looking at the newest scratch baker at Greenwise!! They just happened to have the position open for a baker that has had culinary school training and I fit the mold. I wanted this job last spring and actually applied for it then, but then the yacht club opportunity arose and I couldn’t say no because of the chance to work with Chef, who has been named executive chef of the year and so on and so on. But, despite all the cake decorating I do, my heart has always been with scratch bread baking. And when I say scratch baking I mean that every single loaf is made by hand with fresh yeast using old fashioned methods. Breads such as baguettes, dark ryes, sourdoughs, ciabatta…all the artisan loaves that I have come to love. It will definitely be a new and interesting experience. And here’s the kicker——my shift is from 2 am to 11 am every day! Gah! I’m going to have to completely flip flop my life and schedule but I’m sure my body will get used to it…eventually. I’m not quite sure yet on how I will work out the logistics like sleeping/working out/eating meals….but that will come. Hopefully?! 😉

Well, I just wanted to share my news with you. I’m pretty excited. I prayed and prayed for an answer on whether this was the right thing for my career right now and I think that it is. So…get ready for an interesting (nocturnal!) journey to come with me!

Even though I feel like crapola, Ryan and I are going to dinner to celebrate. Well actually we are just going to Greenwise to pick up pizza but still.

See you tonight!

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  • Erin
    December 7, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I am going home (Tampa) for Christmas, once exams are over, and am so excited to finally go to Greenwise!!

  • Victoria
    December 7, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Congratulations!! That’s so exciting. It’ll be interesting to see your huge schedule change.

  • carolinebee
    December 7, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    OMG!!! Congratulations!! That is so amazing and I’m so glad the opportunity came for you again and it was the right timing and everything, man prayer really works- I always remind myself that it’s His timing not mine 😀 That is a crazy schedule but good luck and congrats again!!

  • Moran
    December 7, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    WOW great news!! Way to go Jenna!

  • Bridget
    December 7, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Congrats, Jenna!! That sounds like an awesome job!

  • Sarah
    December 7, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    How exciting for you! Congrats!

  • Justy2003
    December 7, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Glad to hear you found a job! And it sounds like something you’ll enjoy! Even though it’ll probably take a little getting used to for the new hours. Bedtime at 6pm? 🙂

  • katie s
    December 7, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, Jenna!! That sounds amazing, I’m so excited to hear more about it and see how you cope!!! I’m sure you will figure it all out! You definitely deserve this!

  • Jenny
    December 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Congrats!! That’s so amazing, it definitely sounds like this is a decision you wanted to make, and I can’t wait to hear about all of your bread baking adventures!

    Continue to feel better, and have a nice evening! 🙂

  • Meghan
    December 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Congrats Jenna! I used to work in a bakery and the bread bakers (who had very similar hours as yours) would go to bed as soon as they got home, sleep through the day while everyone else who has conventional hours is at work and school (quiet house!) wake up an eat dinner with their families and have some socializing time, then when everyone would go to sleep they would do the mundane tasks of life before going in to work! But, you really have to find what will work best for you! 24 hour gym perhaps?

  • Tina
    December 7, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Amazing news! Congrats!!!

  • VeggieGirl
    December 7, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    Glad you liked the film; but more importantly…


  • Erica
    December 7, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS on your new job! I am so proud of you! You set a goal and worked your booty off, now you are reaping the rewards! Praise God!

  • caroline
    December 7, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Wow! Congratulations Jenna, what a fabulous opportunity ! Im sure things will work themselves out in time as you adapt to the new schedule. You are such an inspirations, I am looking into culinary school at the moment and cannot wait to see how this unfolds for you! When does all of this excitement begin?

  • Katie R
    December 7, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Congrats on the job! It’s awesome that you will get to do one of your dream jobs! As for the 2-11 AM hours, I work similar hours in my job, and most of the time it is great. I get up at 1 A, go to work, and then after work have TONS of daylight hours to exercise, run errands (with minimal crowds), etc. The downside is that I crash between 7 – 8 PM most nights…so my husband and i have shifted many of our activities to earlier in the evening. But still, I love the sunshine!

  • ashley (sweet & natural)
    December 7, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! That is so exciting! All your hard work has paid off. 🙂 When do you start!

  • polly
    December 7, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    Girl……. WAHOO!!! Double high fives and a little kick in the pants! hehee I just told my husband of all things, since I feel like I know you! hehee You prayed and worked so hard, you deserve this awesome opportunity. Enjoy every last crumb! 😉

    Now… when shall the wedding be? Maybe you can have a morning wedding with brunch since you’ll be used to that schedule. 🙂

    I am so happy for you. Feel better and your pita pit makes me jealous… we got NOTHIN’ fun like that to eat here in Indiana! 😉

    Will you get to do yoga again? Oh fun!!! Maybe a noon class will work perfectly??

  • Amy
    December 7, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    Great for you, Jenna! That’s very exciting yet challenging with the schedule shift. I know you’ll make it work, though. Can’t wait to see all of your baking adventures at GreenWise. Have a nice pizza night with Ryan 😀

  • Becca A
    December 7, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Congratulations Jenna! Don’t worry you’ll adjust. I do two days a week starting at 4 am volunteering in the local hospital bakeshop in prep for school and it wasn’t too hard to adapt. The flip flop from those days to my 8 am restaurant days kind of stinks though. Its awesome having the rest of the day when you get done that early!

  • runjess
    December 7, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    It’s good that you’re eating well despite not having an appetite. Your body burns excess calories trying to heal itself, so you need to feed it.

  • arielle
    December 7, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Congratulations! That’s awesome.

  • Mara
    December 7, 2008 at 4:54 pm


  • Alyssa
    December 7, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    Congratulations!!! Keep feelin’ better!!! 🙂

  • Heather
    December 7, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    that is an awesome job! congrats! i live in the orlando area but maybe i will make a special trip to tampa just to specially request publix loaves without egg wash (i’m vegan) since so many of them have it. wooooooo!!! feel better.

  • Allie
    December 7, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Congrats on the job! I know how hard and trying it is to make a decision like that. You sound like you made the right one!

  • HangryPants
    December 7, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Congrats on the new job!

  • Andrea
    December 7, 2008 at 5:01 pm


  • Sharon
    December 7, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Congratulations on the new job! Hope your voice recovers.
    And great eats for the day!

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)
    December 7, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Congrats on the new job. So exciting. Way to follow your dreams!

  • sarah
    December 7, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    wow, what a cool job! that sounds amazing! CONGRATULATIONS! it will be an interesting challenge figuring out how to handle the hours. i can’t wait to read about it!

  • Kristin
    December 7, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Ohmigosh thats so awesome! Congrats!

  • Sandy
    December 7, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Jenna ~Congratulations!!! Very exciting time in your life!! I’m sure you’ll figure out a schedule you can live with..It’s great to see your hard work is paying off 🙂
    Glad you enjoyed the movie!! Feel better..

  • K
    December 7, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    CONGRATS JENNA!!! That is amazing!! Your customers are going to love every loaf 🙂

  • Sarah
    December 7, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Congratulations!!! Wow, how exciting! It has been so neat to watch you via your blog as you have attended school and have been doing your externship…all while cooking and baking and maintaining relationships with family and friends and driving all over Florida! You are really inspirational, I know you will do so well 🙂
    Hope you feel better soon!

  • Meghann
    December 7, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    CONGRATS ON THE NEW JOB!! That’s Awesome! 🙂 My cousin’s wife works from 2am – 11am at Disney and its tough but she does it. She just goes to bed super duper early and wakes up at 1am during the weekday. Its a tough schedule but as with everything in life once you get used to its just normal to you. 🙂

  • ttfn300
    December 7, 2008 at 5:35 pm

    That is amazing, CONGRATS!!! sounds like a fabulous opportunity 🙂 although i had to chuckle when you said you talked it over… as you’ve had no voice the past couple days 🙂 hehe, hope you feel better soon!!!

  • Erin
    December 7, 2008 at 5:37 pm

    Yayy Congrats Jenna! Props for going with your gut on the job choice. I’ve learned that when I’ve been drawn to something and can’t get it out of my head I have to try it to stop my daydreaming! Good luck at the job, you’ll be great!!!

    I can already see the delirious nighttime journal entries

  • Marissa
    December 7, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    Pita Pit hot sauce is truly amazing. Congrats on the job!

  • Coley
    December 7, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    CONGRATS, Jenna! That’s so great, you totally earned it! Wow you’ll have a lot of adjustments ahead of you, but you’ll do wonderfully:)

  • Mel
    December 7, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Congrats! That’s amazing news! It sounds like that is the perfect fit for you!

  • Shelby
    December 7, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Congratulations Jenna!!! That is fabulous news!!! I hope you really enjoy the job and I wish I could be there to eat some freshly baked bread!! Mmm, that sounds so good.

  • Melissa S.
    December 7, 2008 at 6:13 pm

    Congrats on the job! that is wonderful to hear!!

    I’m glad you enjoyed australia too! i really want to see that movie!

    have fun at dinner tonight w/ ryan!

  • Oh She Glows
    December 7, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    Whoa that is awesome news!!!

    Have fun celebrating 😀


  • Courtney
    December 7, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    Congrats!!! I’m sure I will run into you since I am from Tampa. I will come buy a loaf of your bread. Woo!

  • linds
    December 7, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Congratulations!!!! What exciting news!!!! Definitely a huge change but I bet you’ll love it. Your meal times will be interesting for sure 😉 haha

  • Sammie
    December 7, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Congratulations on the job!! I can’t wait to see all the beautiful loaves of bread that you bake. I really hope that this job works for you because it seems like just the type of career you were looking for. Feel better – I am still trying to get rid of my germies, they seem to want to hang on for a while.

  • BethT
    December 7, 2008 at 6:32 pm

    CONGRATS! Even though the hours are wacky I’m sure you’ll end up adjusting and loving it.

  • claire
    December 7, 2008 at 6:49 pm

    Wow…that’s pretty exciting! You’ll figure out what to do foodwise. I know when I was on night shift in the ER, I usually ate something right before I went, then about 6-7 hours into my shift (1am) I’d eat “lunch.” I usually just had milk before going to sleep but would eat breakfast when I woke up (that afternoon!). 🙂 Congrats….sound like fun.

  • Cara
    December 7, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    woo hoo congrats!!! You deserve it!

  • Cassidy
    December 7, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Congratulations! All your hard work paid off.

  • Jessie
    December 7, 2008 at 7:15 pm

    Congrats, Jenna! 😀

  • Gliding Calm
    December 7, 2008 at 7:25 pm

    Wowie!! Congrats Jenna!!! 2am to 11am though! Wowza! Can’t wait to see how you rework your life! It will be interesting to see the change in your blogging schedule! Sounds like a wonderful opportunity and something you are really going to enjoy!! Yay for celebratory pizza as well!!! I’m so glad you’ve gotten to spend so much time with Ryan too lately!

    Take care! I recommend Cold Eeze lozenges as well! They made my sore throat and lost voice much improved!

  • girlatastartup
    December 7, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Congrats Jenna!!!!!!!

  • Kath
    December 7, 2008 at 8:16 pm

    Congrats Jenna!!! If you need baker’s advice on getting up at the crack of dawn (OK, well before the crack of dawn (!!), you know where to find him 😉

  • gina (fitnessista)
    December 7, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS- that’s amazing! congratulations!!!
    the hours are a little rough but it sounds like an incredible opportunity– so so happy for you!

  • Rachel
    December 7, 2008 at 8:34 pm

    Let me chime in and say CONGRATULATIONS! I can’t wait to see where you go from here and what adventures are to come!

  • LadyLara
    December 7, 2008 at 8:51 pm

    Yay yay yay!! Congratulations!! That sounds like it will be a perfect fit for you. =)

  • michelle
    December 7, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    That is awesome news Jenna!!

    Congrats to you!!!!

  • Caitlin
    December 7, 2008 at 9:12 pm


  • ash
    December 8, 2008 at 3:35 am

    aww your poor thing Jenna those hours sound sucky!! im sure you’ll totally get use to it your a superhero! 😀 lol 😛


  • healthy ashley
    December 8, 2008 at 5:23 am

    Congratulations on the job!! The new Greenwise is half a mile from my house, so I might have to pay a visit! Hope you continue to feel better!

  • Sonia
    December 8, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Congrats. Will be interesting to see how your schedule works out.

  • Kim
    December 8, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    Congrats on the new job! It sounds like a fantastic opportunity!

    I used to work the overnights [11-7] and I loved it!