The Sun Is Shining

March 9, 2008 at 10:11 am (Cats, Work)

But it is still blue cold outside. Amazingly enough, we actually got a great deal of accumulation of snow yesterday. I must have chosen the exact right moment to be a half hour late for work because the hill wasn’t bad at all. It got bad though, right afterwards due to continued snowing and those blasted 30 mph winds.

Addy called in due to lower back pain (lifting trays too heavy will getcha!) so it was just me, Hostess, kitchen staff (most who live within walking distance), and the GM. Quiet day, not that I didn’t have tables but I also didn’t get slammed with people out running the roads when they should have stayed off of them. Good tippers too. One guy tipped me 40%.

I’m tired though. Hostess helped me with some of the side work, but I did the majority of it. Not that any of it is particularly difficult but doing everything, from opening my shift to closing it, plus helping clear the parking lot, paperwork, stocking the bar, up and down the steps with ice and beer with my bum hip aching (a continuation from the day before), I was pretty well pooped by the end of it all.

Luckily, Jeff made a rockin’ pork roast with corn and baked potatoes and fixed me a plate when I got to his house. Yeah, he can be a good guy, I’ve told ya’ll that. Really, he just wanted to brag on how good his pork roast was. That’s okay. Jeff’s a really good cook and I’ve told him before that he needs to go to culinary school. He never listens but I got my belly full of good food.

Then Nate and I went and picked up Cameron, the little boy who used to live next door. Except, yo, he’s not little anymore. He’s taller than I am with a deep voice and all.  They were the original owners of Hermione’s mother, and they have Hermione’s sister, Cricket, who just had two brand new kittens. We’ll be adopting the boy out of those two. He’s coal black, not a speck of white on his anywhere.

Nate wants to name him Stewie, after that maniacal baby from “Family Guy.” I said I’d rather name his Jango or Vader even, but, I’ll lose. And so our family will be complete and balanced.

Today is T-Bird’s birthday. She’s 35. She said, “Yeah, some birthday present… losing an hour of sleep!” The boys are still sleeping and the house is quiet, save the purring of cats and the sound of a keyboard. I’d better enjoy it while I can.



  1. Seamus said,

    Is this unusual for you to get this much snow this late in the season???

    Yay for quiet houses! 🙂

  2. blackpunkin said,

    Seamus – Our last blizzard was January of 1996 (I remember because I was preggo with Nate) and before that it was March 12-15, 1993, which was when the Storm of the Century hit. I remember that storm, not just for the snowfall, but also because my bro was in Gulf War I and my dad was in the hospital. It was also the first time I experienced the rare meterological phenomena of “thundersnow.”

    Even before that, I recall the great snow of January 22, 1977. That date I remember because our dog died and I remember watching my dad bury her in the backyard under 3-4 ft. of snow. I suppose this was part of the storm system that caused the Great Blizzard of ’77 in Buffalo, NY.

    The latest I can recall it snowing was March 31-April 1 of 1987. I remember that day because I was at Bon Jovi concert. Actually, I take that back. It snowed on Easter Sunday of 2007, and that was the 8th. So, really, I’m used to bad snow in March/April. It seems to be the best time to combine more moisture and cooler temps.

  3. Vince said,

    You have way too good a memory about snow storms, girlie.

    We got a taste of that weather up here too. Good to see some people have some sense to stay home.

    Good luck with your new kittie!

  4. LisaBinDaCity said,

    We’re not having much snow this year – thank heavens. While I like the white stuff it does get OLD!!!

  5. restless angel said,

    We got all kinds of rain, and snow that didn’t accumulate this weekend. I’m so ready for spring! Happy b-day to T-Bird 🙂

  6. Jammie J said,

    Peaceful moments are good. Purring kitties are also good. 🙂
    Glad you got a belly full of good food. At least he’s good for something and not good for nothing. 😛
    I have no idea how you remember those storms considering you likely SLEPT through them! hehehe

  7. Old Horsetail Snake said,

    Kindly do not injure yourself at work. It would be easy to do…..

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