remember this post....where i talked about spring being in the air? ya, right! this has been the worst first week of april ever...have a gander:
that's what we woke up to on monday morning. jambaloney supposed to be going in to work at LobstersRUs. nada.
we lost our power and internet on monday afternoon...about 4pm. no biggee. we got flashlights, and candles and a generator and all that good stuff. so we read for a bit and then go for a nap. wake up at about 9pm, both go to the bathroom together with the bathroom flashlight, it's pitch black, i think i hear my baby, Nudie-noo make a little cry, i run off, jambaloney says take the flashlight, it's too late, i am at the stairs that go up from our kitchen to the living room, need to save my baby, put my foot on the first stair, slip on my socks and end up "braining" myself. in other words, i banged my forehead, nose, cheek, shoulder and at least 3 ribs on my left side off of the 5 steps. right now i look like shrek with my head swollen to twice it's size on one side, my eye looks like i was in the ring with whoever UFC fighter is king right now, my teeth took a jarring, my cheek has a dint and is bruised, so is my shoulder and my ribs. i am a walking bruise!
we had our generator working but at about 4pm only to lose our phone. no biggee - we had power but no way to watch "cult" on netflix. bummer. but got the phone back. and then our friend e called and asked if jam could go over and turn her generator off as they had left it running by mistake, while driving to the city in the worst storm imaginable to get gas for her generator. and then we lost the phone again. and didn't get it back until last night at 8pm. you must remember, we are trying to hold a fundraiser for our friends r and d on saturday night...and none of us having power, or internet or phone or any combination thereof for the past week has made things a little difficult.
our friends in fourchu only got their power and phone this afternoon at about 5pm. they have been down since monday morning.
no matter - we manage. all of us. the benefit dance on saturday is gonna go off without a hitch. we will raise much needed funds for our friends.
anyhoo, we might not have had power, or phone or internet but we still ate like kings. we have a little butane stove that we cook on during power outages, we have the bbq, and if worse comes to worse, we got the propane stove in vandura. 2 is one and all of that.
here's some fried chicken, smashed potatoes with butter and corn and peas. this is a meal that would make MDR and SciFiChick proud!
leftover chicken? leftover mashed potatoes? throw that chicken into some butternut squash puree, add some frozen peas and corn and call it a meal!
but after day 2 of no power, you might want to get a little fancy with some homemade hamburgers done on the grill, add some cheese, don't forget the sauteed mushrooms, lettuce, tomatoe and pickle - and be sure to have some bean salad on the side!
ok, it looks like we are running at full tilt right now with power, phone and internet. but who knows these things. yes kids, spring is right around the corner. maybe just not our corner. here's our sunset tonight and that snow and ice ain't going nowhere fast.
here is the reason that half of my face is swollen to twice it's size and black and blue.
i am going to our friend's benefit dance on saturday and i am gonna look a hot mess. oh well...when you live in a community of people who love you just because you are you - well, that helps. plus all my girlfriends agreed to let me put blue and purple eyeshadow all over their eyes too. S - you promised girl! bahahahahahaha!
EDITED TO ADD: holy moly i have a ton of email to respond to! please forgive me and understand that tomorrow i am at the community centre all day wrapping baskets for the benefit dance, then prepping all the veg for the pizza, saturday we are making the pizzas, saturday night is the actual benefit dance and sunday - well, we'll be clear wore out. if i don't make it to your blogs or emails until monday, please forgive. i am so sorry. this has been a crazy first week of april. ihaven't even started my tomatoes yet. much love to all of you!