We’ve got even more options to consider now. Things are changing drastically, and while its fantastic, its also a little overwhelming.
I got a new job today. The situation sort of fell into my lap, but after three meetings with the owner and hiring team, I was offered the position this morning. I can’t share details, because even though I’m ‘anonymous’, I don’t want to risk a breach of confidentiality. But for simplicity’s sake, its a position at a company that works with people with acquired brain injury.
So what does this mean for our TTC process? It means that I’ll be working full time again. It means that getting pregnant right away (ha, yeah right) would be a problem for me. I don’t want to start a new job and then have to leave eight to nine months later.
So we’re putting things on hold. I’m not going to go back on birth control, because we all know how good THOSE are for your system (I think I’m STILL regulating). I’m going to ditch the thermometer, chuck out the OPK strips, and only have sex when we FEEL like it (as opposed to a set schedule….how romantic). I think that, even if we just take a break for a month, it will do wonders for our relationship. And wonders for my stress levels.
These S’mores Bars are pretty awesome. I love toasted marshmallows, and this is a surefire way to get them.
S’more Options S’mores Bars
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 king-sized milk chocolate bars, or about 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
1 large egg
1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff, plus about a cup of mini-marshmallows
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan. Use a stand mixer to cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Set aside. Meanwhile,whisk together flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder and salt. Slowly add flour mixture to the creamed butter mixture until combined. Divide dough in half and press half of dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared pan. Spread marshmallow fluff over the dough with a greased spatula (or your wet fingers).Place chocolate bars over dough, or sprinkle with chocolate chips. Spread the remaining dough on top of the chocolate, (flattening it out into pieces and laying it down is easiest).
Bake for 30 minutes, or until golden brown. When baked, cover the top with mini marshmallows and place under the broiler. Watch them the WHOLE TIME – it will take less than a minute. Believe me…I’ve ruined an entire pan of these just by getting distracted.
Wait til fairly cool, and then cut into bars. Enjoy!