Saturday, April 04, 2009

I'm Back in the Saddle, Bitches

Yep. The Bunny is back. Now, I ain't gonna lie. The last month has been one rough S.O.B. Yeah, came in like a lion and went out...well, let's just say it went out about the same. I am happy it is April. Anywho, I cannot begin to recap everything that has went down, so let me hit the highpoints and then we'll get back into a normal routine next week. Well, you know, as "normal" as the Bunny can be.

COMPUTER: Tomorrow will be 4 weeks since the "new" computer went crash. Thankfully, we are all back up and running now and I have new backups to protect against future crash fallout. All I am saying is, next time: Mac. I want to publicly express my deepest gratitude to J., a high school friend who hooked me up with (trying to) repair and restore computer services. He also called at EXACTLY the wrong time one day and got to experience a full-fledged Bunny meltdown and, bless his heart, he was very kind. I luvs you, dude. So, computer, check.

JOB: Well, still nothing on the job front. Four interviews, three rejections so far. And, yeah, those all happened in like three days of one another this month. See what I mean about March?? Not holding much hope for the fourth job. I still am exploring freelance leads and that has been going ok. However, I am going to have to apply for unemployment this week. I was holding out hoping it would not be necessary, but we are blowing through savings way too quick. Whatever it takes to save Casa Bunny, dudes. Even if it means selling a kidney on Craig's List.

COOKING: Stress and Spring has taken their toll on Bunny and she has suffered from various maladies this month, including a full-fledged projectile-fluids stomach virus this week. Good news? I think I have lost 5 or 6 pounds. Bad news? Not much cooking going on. There were a few standouts in the past month I did remember to take photos of, however:


When I am blue, or PMSing, nothing cheers me like a fresh, full bag of original flavor Starburst Jelly Beans. It's Bunny's favorite candy. I eat them until I make myself sick with sugar.


I had a crappy bottle of Chianti so I decided to remake the W-S Italian pot roast (which has the red wine/garlic sauce) and this time I fancied things up with pesto-parmesan mashed potatoes. Divine.


One week I was in the Publix and they had these trays of fresh brussels sprouts. I love fresh brussel sprouts. I just sauteed them up with some chopped bacon, added some fresh ground pepper and $10 salt. Delish.


Many years ago, I made the switch from white to red wine and a rarely drink white now. However, I was in Trader Joe's one day and the TJ wine dude was exhalting this wine to some customers. It was cheap so I thought, what the hell? On one of the warm March days we had, I finally opened it and, damn, it was good! Crisp, light, not sweet. If it is still available the next time I go to TJ, I will have to buy another bottle.

I am starting back W-S classes tomorrow, and my stomach is slowing returning to normal, so stayed tuned for more culinary crafting soon.

RANDOMNESS:
Casa Bunny: We are finally approaching finishing the inside of the house. We got back our newly painted guest bedroom furniture and are still cleaning and situating stuff inside. In April, we hope to have another coat of stain put on the cedar siding and have the rock installed on the new room foundation. This week, the hubs is off and we are supposed to have several days of good weather, so hopefully, we can finish up the exterior painting and yard cleaning. I also am gearing up for the vegetable garden, dudes, so stay posted--garden porn coming soon!

Music/Books/Movies: I believe one of the reasons March sucked so bad was because I had no music in my life. With the computer gone, we had no online music, and our stereo is broke down (probably full of dust from the remodel). How can I be happy, or have proper angst, without the right soundtrack, I ask you?? Anywho, I read four books, and saw several movies (Sunshine Cleaning and Duplicity at the theater; Charlie Wilson's War, To Kill a Mockingbird and Strictly Ballroom on DVD), so I guess I still come out ahead media-wise.

So, in summary, March sorta mostly sucked, but it's a new month, so hopefully, things will improve. One more "on my mind to mention": Karma. The saying that what goes around comes around is totally true, peeps. Good AND bad. I am not going to sit here and say I am perfect--I can be judgmental, bossy, bitchy and gossip with the best of humans, but, in general, I try to be kind on most occasions and think of others. Being in my current unemployed state, I have now seen my past kindness come back to help me. Just this week, I saw two women who own an entertainment company that I hired back in the day for one of their first events. Which turned into more work for them and helped build their business. I have hired them again over the years, as well, but had not seen them for 3 or 4 years. Guess what? They want to talk with me about some freelance work, so I will be meeting with them this week. This example is one of several. So, Bunny's lesson of the day: Be kind. Be thankful. Be full of gratitude. That's what I am going to focus on in April.

Love you all, and glad to be back!
B

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

And we're glad you're back! I've missed your posts. I'm tre' sorry that March sucked & saying many prayers for you for April.

I'll have to look for that wine at TJ. I, too, have made the switch, as you know. Sat. night a week ago we had one of S's friends over for dinner & he drinks white. Oi. We polished off three bottles (granted one went primarily into the seafood dish I was stirring up) but nonetheless, I was reminded why I went to red. But, summertime is around the corner (no matter what they are calling for tomorrow & the next day) and sometimes a good cool PG is what you need on a warm summer afternoon.

Hope this week gets off to a good start for you - I'll chat with you soon.

Love ya', B! ~ E