Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Orange Duck

I was tasked with the duck in the college restaurant this past week. Decent for the first week open but turning all those little vegetables ate up a huge chunk of my time and I couldn't come up with a creative garnish. Hence the lame little piece of orange supreme.

This week I'm doing service work in the dining room so I don't have to worry about cooking anything, but next week I'm on starch and vegetables. I have to come up with tasty and attractive vegetables that can be easily portioned. Exciting... Cheers!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Last

I sold my last snake tonight. He was the first of my snakes back in 2009, Galen the ball python. I'm still crying over it, and I'm going to miss him. But this is what needed to happen so I can do what's best for me.

Oct 4 2014 Now there's just two geckos. The four remaining tarantulas I am giving to my classmate. This horrible process is almost done...

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blurred

The last few days have been pretty intense, what with being the first week of classes for my second year. Plus on Monday I sold another of my snakes, this time an albino checkered garter snake that I'd raised from a baby. It doesn't get any easier...

Oct 29 2014 My vehicle should be coming out of the garage today, but I'm not looking forward to the bill. The closer I get to the end of 2014, the more I want this whole year to be over... I spoke to the person today who manages the student exchange program. I got some much needed information but I'm still not certain it's going to happen. Money is the main hurdle, but also finding a partner to go with me. Fingers crossed... Cheers!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

The Last Time

I sold another of my pets today, this time Rorschach my male spider-morph ball python. He's been mine for almost 5 years now. I had another big cry this afternoon, like I did selling my tarantula. The emotional tole this is taking on me is almost more than I can bare with everything else going on in my life right now.

Sept 25 2014 B
My van suddenly decided to stall and then refused to start back up today. So now it's sitting in my parents' driveway and I have to get it towed to a garage to find out what's wrong. Fingers crossed it doesn't cost me an arm and a leg...

Sept 25 2014 A
I really don't have the energy to deal with car troubles right now, on top of my student loan problems and classes starting next week, and moving and trying to find a home for the rest of my pets... When it rains it pours... Cheers...

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bonne FĂȘte

I baked a gateau moka for my mother's birthday again this year. This was a mother's day cake the first time I baked it for her, and she's asked for it every time a cake occasion arises since. I was very happy with how this came out for once, which is rare for me. I'm a terrible perfectionist!

Gateau Moka / Mocha Cake
This just tastes so good with its coffee butter cream, coffee-syrup soaked genoise cake, toasted almonds and chocolate covered coffee beans.Cheers!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Goodbye Sweet One

I've sold another of my tarantulas, this one my very first. I'm sitting here crying into my coffee, talking myself through it. It needs to happen, it's part of my choices and the direction I mean to take my life. But it doesn't stop the pain of parting with a little living thing for which I've cared since it was tiny, these past five years.

Goodbye Thor
My classmate purchased my Thor, the second tarantula she picks up from me. At least my Thorling is going to someone I know and am certain will care for them properly. It still hurts me badly but it needs to happen... Cheers...