This past week has been silly, but in a good way! I've really been enjoying the new job, and I'm realizing how much I have missed working in a kitchen. And it is waaaaaaay different working in a commercial kitchen with all women as opposed to by myself or with mostly men. The music is different, we all pretty much sing along, no dick and fart jokes. Just a nice, chill environment. And it's interesting to see what kind of people hire catering companies for events. I'm rubbing elbows with the Columbus high society...better make sure I have lotion on...
Dinner with the Boy
So, I came home from work today with a hard-core craving for some homemade chocolate chip cookies. But instead of baking, Danny and I went out to the garden, picked some tomatoes, peppers, carrots, green onions and herbs and we made pasta for dinner. I love it when we cook together :-D
Well, this one is a love/hate relationship. I actually hate spreadsheets because they can be so effing picky and tedious to create. But there is an immense sense of satisfaction when you get one right, and all the formulae work, and you just know that it is going to make your work day so much easier.
I finally got it from the library, after being some ridiculous number like 189 on the waiting list. Tina Fey just makes life better. If you haven't read this book yet, you probably should. Word of warning: You might not want to take any large gulps of beverage while reading, because there's a pretty good chance you'll snort it out your nose from laughter. Don't say I didn't warn you...
My youngest sister and I share a birthday, and it's coming up in a few days, so to celebrate her turning 10, I got her a few books that I loved when I was a kid: The Magician's Nephew (I think I'm going to get her a new book in the Chronicles of Narnia for birthdays and Christmases until she has them all); The Westing Game (This little mystery by Ellen Raskin still makes me smile to this day); and A Light in the Attic (Shel Silverstein...need I say more?). I was also really tempted to buy the whole Little House on the Prairie series. And you're damn right it would have been for myself. I'm not even ashamed of that.
(I've mentioned this before, but I love fall. There will be more fall related things in the coming weeks.)
Lovely weather, sweaters, pumpkin ANYTHING (especially beer and cookies), Homecoming (I love the feeling of excitement and school pride. Doesn't even matter what school.), new shows on TV, haunted houses, apple picking, the death of mosquitoes, browns and oranges and reds and all those luscious, yummy fall colors, making chili (Fry friend, you want a rematch??), and I'm so STOKED this year that we will have the fence finished and can finally bring out our fire pit (That I bought in June and it still happens to be in the box. And I hit that box with my car door every freaking day. I can't wait to get that damn thing out of our garage and into our backyard!)
Well friends, it's late, and I've got to get to the post office early to mail some birthday books! Have a loverly autumn day!