Friday, August 14, 2009

in case you are wondering...

In case you are wondering... how the Craft Lake City went, it was fab! I highly enjoyed it. My friend Halen was demonstrating the Yudu, a personal screen printing machine from Provo Craft, and her cute picture was in the local paper. I found loads of things I would have loved to purchase, but my budget only allowed for these neat-o items:

In case you are wondering... how Bosco is fairing, he's doing quite well! We actually found him a better home with some good friends who can love and be with him and go along with his high-maintenance needs, and I am happy to say I CAN BREATHE!! I didn't realize how badly I was allergic to him until he'd been out of the house for a few weeks. We visit him often, but we do miss that big guy.

In case you are wondering... how the garden is growing, it's finally taking off! Especially the lettuce! Which is strange because my understanding is that lettuce is a spring/fall crop--too hot for the summer. But it seems to be doing well in my backyard.

In case you are wondering... how the knitting is coming along, actually I've only knit a small washcloth for friend who requested one to go with some soap. So really, nothing is currently happening in the knitting department.

In case you are wondering... how my new job is going, so far I really like it! I'm exhausted when I get home, but I like how fast paced it is and the time seems to fly by. And of course the pastries and cookies and candies and yummy sandwiches and salads are a special bonus. Man her peanut butter cookies are to die for!

In case you are wondering... what else I've been up to, here are some picts...soap making (my james made the beautiful red molds!), canning salsa and dilly green beans and enjoying the little treasures in my backyard.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

next time ask for a million dollars

On the way home the other day (from where I can't remember) my james and I had a conversation that went like this...

Me: What do you want for dinner tonight?

James: What do we have?

Me: Dunno...sigh... (long pause) hey...I want to work at a bakery someday!

James: Um oookkaaay...yeah...that'd be fun for you.

Me: I would be surrounded by baked heaven. Think of it! Breads, pastries, cookies, candies...all of my favs!

James: Do it.

Me: (after another long pause) Hmmm, but then I'd probably have to wake up at 2am or some crazy time like that. What's the little saying about bakers getting up early and whatnot?

James: What are you talking about?

Me: Nevermind.

James: (another long pause) What are we having for dinner?

I'm noticing a lot of our brilliant conversing usually revolve around the what's-for-dinner question...anyway, this random conversation was had just a few days before a friend casually mentioned her friend was in desperate need of good, reliable her...ready???........bakery!! Yes, I said bakery! A French bakery and cafe to be exact. So a few phone calls later I am now employed at...a...bakery. It's just part-time, but that will be plenty. It's super fast paced at times and after only 2 days of working there I'm realizing it's going to be a bit of adjustment from my much needed 2 year hiatus of working a full 40 hr + work week. I think it will be worth it though to be surrounded by the likes of lemon madeleines, croissants, pain au chocolat, scones, buttons, peanut butter cookies, carrot cake cookies, shortbreads and the "queen of pastries"...Kouing-Aman. Everything is made from scratch. Everything. She also serves amazing breakfasts and lunches. Lavender lemonade. Oh and beautiful cupcakes. Marshmallows too! I could go on and on...

I think I have some favor from on high. James says next time I randomly throw out a request to please include the statement: "...and a check in the mail for one million dollars, too please."

Oh and in case you are wondering, I do not have to get up at 2am, but rather 5am. Which is plenty early but doable for me.