Pauline's Yarn Monster

A knit obsessed girl in a beautiful world...

Monday, November 26, 2007

So? How was your Thanksgiving?

Duuude. We cooked it up.
We made:

Rutabega puree with agave and coconut milk
Butternut squash curry soup
Roasted Brussel sprouts
Butternut squash chestnut oniony stuffing
sweet potato and red pepper biscuits
Seitan Cutlets with mustard caper sauce
spinach pine nut hummus
sundried tomato tapenade over toasted focaccia
oh yeah and candied ginger macadamia carrot cake with coconut frosting.
T did the cooking and I did the sous'ing. It was weird not being the master of every dish, and just the prep cook, but he did really well and it was so much fun owning the kitchen with my Husband ^_^ (really so fun to say!)

ALL VEGAN and DAMN Good!!!!!!
Pics to follow, because I am at work.. and of course doing what I shouldn't.
AT some point I will upload a cute video of my mom & Mr. T playing Rabbids on the Wii.

So after much resistance, and 10 million episodes of What not to Wear, I have updated my wardrobe and went and got a haircut yesterday. So pics definitely pending.
Still looking and applying for jobs, and hoping not to be on unemployment.
Also, since my G4's dying, I put in an order for a new macbook.
Yes I am joining the brethren for a sweet lil white one.
It's time, and T said he will help me pay for it, even though I feel as buying a new laptop is not what I need to do when approaching the jobless market.
But as the marketing goes, I need an upgrade.

pics pending!

Monday, November 19, 2007

I still cannot rest.

Thanksgiving is this weekend - DUH!
Meanwhile I was going to make a turkey, even though I haven't eaten meat all year, and thanks to cable - Gordon Ramsey in particular - I WILL NOT DO IT!

He had a portable slaughterhouse van come to his property, and they hung the turkeys from their feet, put a baton in their mouth and zapped them with 600 volts. I have never been a militant advocate on many things, but I just can't cook something that has gone through that. Not on Thanksgiving or any day of the year. No sir, I don't like it. I was in shock, no lie for an hour.
The turkeys weren't.even.dead.
and then they slit their throats and put a baggie over the head and then got to plucking.

Still scarred from this.

Ok so in happy stuff - look at my husband ^_^ & family ^_^

Yes, if you haven't caught on, the husband who wanted nothing to do with children, thinks we should have a baby. I think I should lose 50 pounds.
No matter what, my bra lady wins ;)

So in job news I applied to something new today that would really be terrific if I can get it. Otherwise I am hating it here... Ok goodbye negative thoughts....
did I mention we are making 12 dishes to compensate for not cooking a turkey?

Friday, November 16, 2007

I am Mrs. T now ^_^
Wanna see? Yeah the pics are all over the place, but I am secretly posting from work.....!!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Perhaps I am slightly cursed.

I was given 60 days notice of being laid off yesterday (5 days to the wedding).
Good stuff huh?
I have already spoken with HR, and a few people just trying to figure out what to do.
In a way, they did me a favor, but I really need to know if I can get unemployment compensation!

I am on draft 4 of the vows, and I am carting the flutes and etc, to Noel's tonight to discuss what tables we are putting where and etc. This really puts a wrench in my plans, but then again - I can play hooky and not go to the director's house for Thanksgiving! It's being done at her house on next Wednesday and quite frankly I was trying to see how I could get out of it. Instead my boss' girlfriend/fiancee' and I will be going out to lunch. They are both coming to my wedding, and this is great news.

Mr. T is not worried or frantic about me losing my job, and has been really terrific, as if I expected anything less from him. He's wonderful. I'm surprised he hasn't said we should have a baby. He's changed his mind and thinks we should have a kid. He amazes me everyday.

In good news to distract from the bad, I will be getting some shoes in the mail tomorrow WHEE!
Plus I bought him the Veganomicon, and he made the seitan/chic pea cutlets last night with mustard sauce, pureed rutabega, and cormeal masala crusted brussel sprouts - it was Effin' delicious. Comfort food and so good for you!

Everything will be okay. For me, and Kneesocky & Gord. I just know it.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

I've been up since 2.

Last night after work, my team threw a little bridal shower for me at Tia's.
They rallied the office to pitch in and give T and I 200.00 in Amex Gift Certificates.
I cannot express how amazing these women are. I am so glad I stayed, because they totally are worth all the drama at my job.
After two heavy Milagros (tequila) shots, and two huge margaritas I came home, wearing my shower veil, riding with the top down, listening to Smashing Pumpkins - Bodies, and Eagles Of Death Metal - Cherry Cola on a loop, I still can't wrap my head around the generosity and appreciation. I can be a hard pill to swallow, and this was really awesome.

Unfortunately for me, passing out at 10 pm made me wake up tossing and turning about the dinner, and how all the details with that will be ironed out. So since I couldn't sleep, I sent the team a thank you email and started working again on my vows.
The 3rd draft. There is so much I want to say, and I can't help but think that no matter what I say, he will say something way more poetic, or eloquent. I don't mind him "beating me" with better vows, but I can't help but want mine to be stellar.

The wedding is next Sunday - time just keeps speeding along.
Today I need to take my dress to be pressed, go to Wes' 1 year birthday party (pick up a gift or ten), work with T on the menu/maps, meet with Heath and Rebecca to go over and fine tune the ceremony and hope that the rest will resolve itself.

I cannot wait for next Thursday, I'll be holding my hands out and relaxing while my nails get done - I HOPE!
for some reason I cant get my card reader to upload pictures.. maybe after T wakes up I can have him help me figure out what's wrong. Good morning!
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