Friday, April 30, 2010
Hef hangs out in the kitchen a lot. He gets lots of pets while waiting for water to boil or other such breaks in the kitchen. He also gets the occasional veggie or herb to nibble on. So the secret ingredient in my cooking is often bunny fur. Hef's hanging out with the vermouth here. That bun always finds the alcohol! Since I continue to either be at work, cooking, or sleeping, its a good spot for Hef to get the attention he deserves. Shadow hangs out in the kitchen a lot too, but I suspect its only to clean up what I drop on the floor.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
To me in this photo, Hef doesn't look real, haha! Hef was hanging out with his dad while I cooked. The other night I made beurre blanc, white butter sauce. Which contains two tablespoons and two sticks of butter! mmm butter! I loved it, Hef's dad said he liked green gaints butter sauce better, hmph! In other Julia news, did anyone see Mrs. Julia Child featured in the Beakman & Jax section of the sunday comics? It explained how to make butter, which I would have tried last night if my french bread hadn't gotten moldy in three days, not fair! Also if you looked at it closely around the bored it talked about the Julia Child Rose, and I promptly ordered one for our garden!
In other news, the downside to living on the island reared its ugly head yesterday. What is that? Well, we're an island so we require bridges to exit the island. So, if there is a problem, like an accident on the bridge, it makes it difficult for Hef's dad to go to work. It is "spring" so construction is starting and yesterday they started replacing the deck on one of our bridges. There are two bridges side by side as I've shown before. So they just make one bridge one line of traffic in each direction overnight. Most business people who live here commute to Buffalo to work downtown, like Hef's dad. Therefore the bridge is to reopen at 6am for the commute. Yesterday the bridge did not reopen until 5pm, and our regular on ramp/exit was closed until then. Fortunately I got a ride home from work but it took Hef's dad 2 hours to get to work, when it is normally 20 minutes. Then he had to hang around after work until traffic cleared up! Bad construction men!
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Yes, okay, he's an outside mouse, and thats fine. He's kinda cute isn't he? He seems to be living around our front porch. I take it as a good sign, safe mouse, no snakes.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Yesterday, I was watching New in Town starring Renee Zwelleger and Harry Connick Jr. and they happened to mention beer cheese soup. It also happened to be grocery day. So I quickly looked up a recipe and picked up some nice NYS extra sharp cheddar and Guiness beer. I made my very first successful roux! It was so smooth and pretty I took a picture of it!
Thursday, April 22, 2010
In ICKY news on Sunday, Hef's dad joined us on our walk, (not the icky part!), Shadow the Dog found the first snake of the year! YUCK! ICK! BLECK! I was born with a big fear of snakes. As I found out AFTER we moved to Grand Island, its like known for having snakes, swell. Our walk was almost 4 miles though!
Wel'll be telling you more about this later but we are signed up for a walk/run! A coworker of mine invited me, and if allowed Shadow the Dog, to join her on a Juvinelle Diabetes Reasearch Foundation walk. It is 1 mile, but its our first walk. Maybe we can jog it! It's not until June 6th, but we hope some of our bunfriends will sponsor our walk, more on that later!
Hef is a pretty happy bun, last night we carried his whole cage, with him in it, out onto the lawn. Hef snuck out onto the lawn twice! while I had the door open to clean out the old hay, but Shadow the Dog herded him back inside! Hef also enjoyed some harness time, ate the grass, and cleaned himself under the tree. No pictures, dead batteries, darn it!
NOW! It's spring, go hop outside!
Saturday, April 10, 2010
We also got some beautiful sepia toned pictures of Central Park NYC, one of the lane of benchs, and one with the bridge over the lake we rowboated in and they are gorgous too but didn't photograph well. They are very romantic and special since that was our big vacation!
Hoppy weekend everyone!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
So I talked to my boss this morning. Fortunately, it was a bit of a misunderstanding. The assistant manager was getting waaaaayyyy ahead of herself, no one has been promoted. I haven't had my interview yet because I need to learn to make sandwiches and operate the grill. My boss was concerned because I put on my facebook that I was upset. He didn't want me to quit! So I am still am in the running for the promotion. My boss said next week I will start learning sandwiches and grill. So everything's good for now. I really appreciate everyones comments and encouragement, it was a great confidence boost!
Hef says: "Mama says we're supposed to talk about our problems instead of just being angry. So here's the deal dog, rabbit pellets are for the rabbit, got it?"
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Yup, thats me! I am really annoyed or angry, or p.o'd or something. I was working today and everything was fine and it was good day until about 3 o clock when one of the co-managers came in and kept talking to two other co-workers about training them to open and close the store. I also heard two of them discussing doing paperwork and what not. Certianly sounds like some people aren't Hef's mom are getting promotions. Which is shocking, isn't it? Kinda though I was getting promoted, didn't you? Well I am feeling very decieved and mislead right now. I haven't talked to the head boss about it but the other manager is right below him. So its believable that she would know. I asked another manager and he played stupid. I am hearing two different stories and I don't like it.
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Not only was it about 85 when we were at Niagara Falls, but we didn't get much snow over the winter. So even as life-long western new yorkers Hef's Dad and I were very surprised to see all this! Usually that area that is all white is an observation deck and you can walk right within feet of the falls. Hef's dad and I did so a few years ago, now it was all snow :(
Monday, April 5, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Miss Audrey, Hef's Dad and I, took advantage of the low 80s weather(!) and headed to Niagara Falls and Lewiston NY. We took a lot of photos and would like to share them all with you....soon. Because tonight "The Ten Commandments" is on. Its a tradition in my family to watch it. My brother's middle name is even Charlton, after Mr. Heston. My mother insists that she did not have a crush on Charlton Heston... whatever, I like the shirtless egyptians. Anywho, Lewiston NY is a cute little town on the niagara river and they have cute little shops, and we bought this cute little bunny. He is very close in size to Hef, its too funny! And a bargain at 7 dollars, I think he is made of porcelian. We have a big easter party tomorrow, so we might not blog but we'll tell you about it soon!