Thursday, January 18, 2007

Calm Before the Storm

I am titling this blog this for a couple of reasons. First of all, I just took a much needed break to crafty blog land and it really helped my mind refocus. I am enjoying the delurking that is going on. It is so fun to see what everyone looks like and to learn random bits about them. If you look to the right of this post, I pretty much still look like that. I am a little fatter, a little blonder, and a little older. That picture is so weird and pixelated.

I loved these blogs entries today:

Wise Craft
Stacy - the amazing seamstress

Nothing like beautiful crafts and children's artwork to make me feel better. I LOVE YOU BLOGGERS! Leave me a note if you stop by. I'd love to see if anyone really looks at this besides my few friends and family members.

So, as I mentioned a few posts ago, I work for a small health and beauty company. This morning we got an email from the CEO and founder of our company that said he is resigning. No reason and no warning. The board has been trying to figure out what to do all afternoon. It shocked us all. There are not many of us here, so this is shocking news. Our office has such a great vibe (heck... I can blog from my desk at work) and it has been interrupted. My boss took many of the perks of this job with him. I guess I'll find out what happens next week.

I am taking tomorrow cook this month's meals...BOO! My friend and I started cooking a months worth of meals in one day and it is such a hellish task. Going to the grocery store is a nightmare.

Butcher: What can I get for you today?
Me: 32 chicken breasts, 4 pounds of roast, 4 pound of ground turkey...
Butcher: You feeding an army?
Me: Ummmm (sheepish grin as I try to figure out how to explain this)... sort of.

It is a long, hard day that is so worth it in the end. I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to have dinner sitting in the fridge thawing all day, fully prepared. All I have to do is pop it in the oven for about 30 minutes and it is good. I tell you... golden. I do tend to forget the side dishes, though. Our consumption of fresh fruits and veggies went down last month, but I am determined to fix that this month. Plus, with my New Year's resolution to lose some of my flab, we're making a lot of broth soups this time around. I'll try to photograph the event and post it up here. It really is worth doing. It really is worth doing. Can you tell I am trying to convince myself?

I've been having drama with many other things, too. It has just been a nutty week all in all.

So the reason I say it is the "Calm Before the Storm" is because I have nothing to do today. It is eerily quiet at work and I think I'll have time for a lot of crafting and cleaning tonight. It feels so good, but I know that it will be crazy for the next few days. I am going to go home and clean the house and knit while I watch my NBC Thursday line-up that I love so much and hopefully play with some trains with Cohen. It will be good. Hopefully, I won't crash on his bed reading books like I have for the last few nights, only to wake-up about 1:00 am completely confused as to why all the lights are on and I am still wearing shoes.

Tomorrow will start early with the 5:00 am workout with Genell and then I'll hit the ground running and won't stop until about the 27th. Sheesh. Thinking about it just makes me need to take a nap.

Here is a good photo that portrays waiting. This is Cohen and Mike watching the Shrinky Dink plastic through the oven window. Cohen was quite concerned when it all started curling up.


stacy said...

I love the idea of having a bunch of meals prepared and ready to go! I should try that more often, but I don't think I'm that organized.

Enjoy the Thursday night lineup (our DVR works hard tonight) and have fun tomorrow!

sarah said...

it's like girlfriend's kitchen. i've been secretly wanting to try that place.

i'd love to see a pic of the insanity of the night.


jojo* said...

Thanks for popping by to say hi, and also for including links to the cool blogs--it's always fun to discover new ones. Good luck with all your cooking and your situation at work...

Kim said...

How fun to do all the meals at once! That is such a great idea...someday I'll do it too :)
Btw, you've been tagged. Check out my Pooh Corner blog for details :)

blair said...

hey, thanks for the mention. I am so inspired that you cook an entire month's worth of meals in one day. It sounds monumental, but I'm sure you're loving it on weeknights when folks like me are scrambling to get something on the table.

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