14 hours ago
Friday, May 9, 2008
The day started with dark, dreary, rainy weather however, it's almost 10:00 a.m. and the rain has stopped so now we are just dark and dreary. Makes it hard to get motivated. We have decided to start lunching at work instead of going out to lunch so today starts my turn in the kitchen (since it's my idea) and I've already been to the grocery store to get the ingredients for a Rachael Ray lunch...I'll let you know how it turns out...wish me luck. I'm not sure what this says about my day, however, once getting the groceries back to the hotel and looking down I noticed I had my t-shirt on inside out. Why didn't I notice that at home...and thank God I wore a jacket to the grocery store. Now...on to the important stuff...did you see Survivor last night? You know, I find it hard to believe that anyone could be as stupid as Erik, but then perhaps stupidity isn't the problem..but being terribly naive is his curse. Honestly, could you believe he gave the immunity idol to another player...what the heck was that about? I'm telling you this years show was the most boring up until about a month ago and then it's just been one thing after the other and this show is suddenly interesting again. And last night...well what a hoot! I'm trying to update the web site so if you are seeing charts, etc., that you've already seen it's because I'm a tad behind on getting the "stuff" in there. Please bear with me...I'll also be adding new "stuff" as it comes into the shop. Lunch report...made two different Rachael Ray sandwiches...her grilled cheese and a Rachael which is a reuben. First she uses swiss cheese on the grilled cheese with tomato and spring onions. While they didn't mind the Swiss cheese, it was rather bland. However, the Rachael's were a huge success. I added Thousand Island dressing to this one since my mother always did and Rachael apparently only uses sweet pepper relish. Using both sweet pepper relish and the thousand island dressing was yummo. And Mary cleaned up the mess I made so it was a win for me! Now it's Saturday and while it hasn't rained it sure has looked like it wanted to for the entire day and it's cooled down. I'm thrilled this didn't take place during the event last weekend and only makes me more aware that God did smile down on us during the event. We've had so little action down here I hardly have anything to bitch about except (and you knew it was coming)...the high school kids aren't even out of school yet so we can't quite figure out what happened (except we've noticed many college age kids down here so that might explain it)..We opened the front door of the hotel and found that some sweet mother's darling had pulled the plants up out of our huge round planters on each side of the front door and threw the plants in the middle of the walkway of the porch. So they didn't take them so they could have a pretty plant in their apartment, they just did it for the hell of it. Assholes, I'm telling you that is what we deal with before families come into town. These kids are going to be the death of me. First they stole Salty Yarns sign and now this. Nothing is sacred to them. Well, I've never replaced the cushions on my wicker furniture on my front porch (of course my porch looks like crap..but what can I do?), so they can't steal the cushions this year. I'm not going to replace anything until I can screen in my entire porch...hopefully soon!