Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Che Che Che Changes..,

Little did I know that 2015 would be the year for some drastic changes but that is indeed what it has turned out to be. I recently applied for another job and was lucky enough to get it. This is how fast it went down. I found out the position was open on a Thursday and talked to HR, sent in my resume the following Monday and had an interview the next Thursday and was "officially" hired the next Monday. So it all happened in about a week give or take. I have been in my current position for almost 9 years and I think things were getting frustrating. Maybe a little too frustrating for my taste and some things that were coming down the pipe could make the job even more frustrating. Although I don't mind a challenge from time to time, the idea of going through what we did 5 years ago on top of a interface that could possibly blow up in our face made the job less palatable. I do hope I am wrong about this. The position I considered a couple years ago became available so I made the move. The decision was not an easy one and I hate that I will not be working with the friends I made in my current position but I think in the long run the move will be better for all involved. I have a couple of days left and I start my new job Monday. I am excited and a little bit scared but I am sure things will work out. It's hard to go from one of the people in the department known as the "go to" person when things don't work to the newbie on the block. One funny thing is that I started this blog a week or so before I started my current job. We will see what the future has in store for the blog also. Maybe some changes.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Golden Anniversary

This weekend we embarked on a secret mission. We went down to Kentucky to visit my parents. But our visit had an alternative and devious plot. Our mission was to get my parents out of the house for a few hours and allow family and friend to gain access and decorate for a surprise 50th Anniversary Party. I would like to say that we could not have pulled it off without my Aunt Rita that contacted most of the people that would attend the party. She also decorated while we were out and about and baked a half chocolate half white sheet cake. Thanks Rita for all your hard work.

Monday, March 02, 2015

Winter Wonderland

Our area of the world has been a winter wonderland for going on 3 weeks now. I think it's time for this white stuff to go away. Looks like the warm weather is just on the horizon but we have some more of this white stuff before then. Good night.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

New rack for the soapin.

Since Ravenswood Hollow Soap has been getting several requests for fund raisers and the like. We have had to expand into an new soap rack. This one will hold at max capacity approximately 600 or 700 bars of soap. We only have about 140 cut bars on it with another 80 in the molds. Our other rack has roughly 300 on it and the kitchen rack has about 80. I hope we sell all of it. Wish us luck.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Valentines Day!

Yesterday Needles treated me to a massage at the Market Street Salon after work. Today for breakfast she made chocolate gravy and homemade biscuits. This is a breakfast that takes me back to when I was a kid. My mother would make this for my brother and I on Saturday mornings. We would grab our plates and set in front of the T.V. soaking in the Saturday morning cartoons. Thank you very much for my Valentines Day gifts sweetheart. You are very thoughtful.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Smokin weekend.

This weekend I did an overnight smoke of a couple of pork butts. I put them on the smoker at 11:00pm last night getting up to check on them at 4am, 6 am and 8am. I pulled them off the smoker just before 11am today. They turned out pretty good and even though it got below freezing last night, I was able to maintain the temps pretty well. Tomorrow is our 18th anniversary so I am not sure what we might end up doing. Not sure if we might get out and about or just stick around the house.

The picture is from a smoke session back in the spring.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Friday, January 02, 2015

Holiday Travel

Last weekend Needles and I went down to visit my parents after Christmas. We enjoyed our all to fleeting visit and returned home to put in a 3 day work week and then back to Kentucky to visit with Cynical and Ragged. It was nice to see everyone but I am glad to be home and sleeping in my own bed.

Pictured is the Ninki Roll the Crazy Spicy Roll and the KY Roll.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Deer Season 2014

Had a pretty successful deer season which is surprising since so may other hunters haven't had much luck. Go to my hunting blog for more on the hunt.