I wondered if I would ever be able to eat smoked pork again without cringing.
Turns out, I can. 😉
Hubby’s been away on business for the past week, so to welcome him home, I defrosted some of his smoked pork, perfected my cornbread pancakes, made my favorite amish slaw, and we chowed down.
I had another busy day at work, but aside from being a little short-handed, and having to work 1/2 hour past my shift, things went pretty smoothly. Nothing like the stress from a few nights ago. My leftover cupcakes from yesterday went to the housekeepers today. Usually the front desk team eats them all, so this time I didn’t even bring them up front, much to the housekeepers’ happiness! They’ve been begging me for weeks to bring them some. Our head housekeeper, the one I baked the animal cakes for, had the nerve to ask me today if I do wedding cakes.
This is fun for me, and I want it to stay fun. 🙂
Anyway – the last couple of weeks I’ve started many posts that have never made it to “publish”, so today’s the day I bring them out of the closet, or off the dashboard so to speak.
I don’t know if you all are aware, but we have a cat as well as the dog. He welcomes me home the same way everyday and today was no different.
As soon as I get home he races me to the bathroom, jumps on the vanity and purrs and talks until I either pet him or feed him. If I ignore him, he’ll bat at me with both paws until he gets what he wants.
Most times it’s annoying as I’m trying to do things, but I can’t help but laugh at his personality. He’s definitely Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – all “pretty please and you’re the best…” one minute, and then “don’t touch me, don’t even look at me…” the next.
The weather here, like most places, is HOT and DRY. I hate to complain too much in light of the fires and hurricanes going on in other parts of the country, but the corn fields are withering, and the grass is dry and stagnant. Somethings seem to be thriving, however.
The news is recommending that people not use fireworks this week. Smart decision, I think. I’ve never been a fan of shooting them off at home anyway.
Our floor is coming along very nicely. Hubby started the last room (our bedroom) today. I’m really loving it. I in no way miss the carpeting we had throughout the house, although the golden color of the carpet hid our golden retriever’s hair much better.
Her hair is no match for me, however. I love to vacuum – especially with just the hose and brush attachment. The humming of the vacuum and the physical work allow me to be in my own little world for a while. Similar to running, I suppose. I don’t mind doing it everyday. And with this heat and Chancie’s long hair, it is definitely an everyday job. I’d love to just take the vacuum to her, but every time I get close to where she’s laying, she gets up, shakes, and moves to the next spot. She’s grown used to the hard floor, but we keep an old quilt out for her to lay on.
And that concludes the hodge podge of information I’ve been wanting to share with you all for a while.
Hope your weekends are grand! I’ve got one more day of work and then THREE days of rest and relaxation, motorcycling and baking, (does anyone else use those verbs in the same sentence??), running and maybe – some housework.