Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Life's Goodness

 "Razor-sharp, serrated teeth that inject venom for pre-digestion, prefers ambush attack, and crushing its victims..."

This morning I watched "How To Train Your Dragon" at the Carlyle Theatre. It's an old story with a lot of new twists and some very entertaining dialog. Have any of you ever seen it? I really enjoyed myself. It's a clean story with action, sweetness, humor and phenomenal animation. :-) The reason the movie was shown today was because the elementary school brought all of their kids in for a free movie (right before the holidays). It was interesting to listen to all of the kids chattering before the movie began. Then, as they got into the story, silence pervaded the Hall. Well, mostly silence. :-) Occasionally, laughter and some whispering... but for the amount of children (well over a hundred, I believe), they did pretty well. 

Sidenote: Scottish Vikings in horned helmets (ahem!) make me giggle.

The good thing about the past two weeks is that I have been sick (therefore, able to spend time working on Christmas projects) and I've been keeping very busy.... thus keeping my mind busy. This is a good thing. :-) I got all of my gifts wrapped yesterday evening and have them packed in a box, ready to go. Going to enjoy celebrating Christmas in Saskatoon with friends and loved ones! Good food. Good company. Good conversations. 

Yesterday, I went to work. I had missed some days due to my thought processes of, "don't want to go work with a cold"... still learning stuff about commitments and what ways I can be the most helpful, etc. :-) Anyways, they had all the spaces for gel icing cakes filled up, so Donna put me to work making Blizzard Cakes. I think I made 14 or 16. I can't remember if I filled all the pans twice or not. I love working with the flavors. Somehow, when I am off sugar, my sweet tooth gets satisfied with simply smelling the ice-cream and chocolate and caramel... I made Strawberry CheeseQuake, Oreo, Reeses Pieces, Chocolate Covered Strawberry, Cookie Dough and Pecan Cluster.... and let me see. :thinks: Maybe that's all. Hm. 2 each, excepting the Oreo and Pecan Cluster.. so that means I made 16. Most of them ended up in the back freezer, awaiting their turn in the display freezer. My favorite cake to make is the Pecan Cluster. I have absolutely no idea how it tastes but it looks so pretty when I'm finished making it. ;-) I make swirly cones of icing on the top, sprinkle pecans over, then drizzle caramel and chocolate. Lol... sometimes customers can say the funniest things. I was just getting ready to drizzle on the caramel and I heard a voice behind me: "You're gonna make a mistake." I looked up and this old man was grinning at me from over by the coffee machine. ;-) ????

A storm blew in yesterday afternoon... rather like a blizzard and really nasty for awhile there. I am glad I didn't have to walk in it. People are so kind. Donna picked me up and Dianne drove me home. Actually, three people offered me rides home! :-) I am so thankful for the love people bestow upon me. :-) :-) It makes my heart glow. 

This afternoon? What did I do this afternoon... oh yes. After I watched the movie in the morning with Dianne (Jesse's mom), she drove me home and we sat in Michele's kitchen with Michele and had a long conversation about all things. After Dianne left, I sent Michele a song (Silver Spear) so she could jam with Gillian when we're in Saskatoon. Then, I cleaned the bathroom, cleaned up/tidied the kitchen and vacuumed. It feels soo good to get caught up on the cleaning. :-) 

So, that's an update on my little, sweet-filled life. :-) This is a happy post. :-) I am feeling rather that way these days. ;-) God bless you all. 


Anonymous said...

Oh, I want to see that movie!!

When one is the baker or cook, it seems take away one's appetite after a while. At least for me it does!

Hehe, "you're gonna make a mistake!"... guess he was trying to tease you and see if you would?

You have the most fun job ever ;)

Are you practicing your driving yet?

Getting caught on cleaning is awesome. We're all caught up now; awaiting the arrival of Dad and brothers!

Naomi said...

I love making food for people to eat... even if I don't like what I'm making. However, if it is something I like, I really enjoy eating my cooking/baking. Well, I always enjoy it if I haven't snitched too much at first. ;)

About a month or so ago, an older gentleman spoke to me as I was taking a cake out to the display freezer... "Oh no! You spilled!" meaning, the chocolate I had drizzled around the edges. I think it may have been the same gentleman. In which case, he simply likes to talk to the Cake Lady. :P ;)

I have been able to practice my driving a couple of times. :) It's always good to get behind the wheel, especially when I have people instructing me on the whys and wherefores of it.

Enjoy the arrival of your family. :) :)

Anonymous said...

I have heard nothing but good reviews on the movie, so we shall have to rent it as soon as it comes out on DVD! Voyage of the Dawn Treader too!
Mmm, those blizzard cakes sound fantastic! I will take a Strawberry CheeseQuake, please. :D
I hope your Christmas is a good one!
I did a lot of cleaning yesterday too, in prep for the rest of my family coming home. Not that it was a terrible mess or anything, lol.

Naomi said...

The Strawberry CheeseQuake sounds delicious to me, too. I love strawberries and cheesecake... and when you put them together... wow. :D Someday, I'm so tasting one. :)

I really want to watch Voyage of the Dawn Treader, too. It would be awesome to go watch it in the theatre. :) I wish ya'll could come up here and enjoy the theatre we have here. :)

I hope your Christmas is wonderful, too. :)

Bekah said...

So have you seen "Moondance Alexander"? It is one of my favorite movies (except for a few things).

Those cakes sound good~ just what the doctor ordered (actually, she told me to avoid things like that :P)! lol

You are coming to Saskatoon?

Naomi said...

I haven't seen that one yet. I have been wanting to, though. :)

Yes! We were in Saskatoon!! It would have been nice if you could have met Jesse and me there... but things get so busy. I hope you had a marvelous holiday and are looking forward to the New Year. :)

Bekah said...

I know all about busy!

And I am sure you would enjoy Moondance. :)