Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Hi... Still alive and stuff

What to say? Well, it's been a while that's for sure. There have been many changes -some big, some small. Here's the Reader's Digest version:

New job. Started working at my friend Gregg's restaurant - Anaba Tea Room - in the fall. Came on as waitstaff and am currently running the front of the house. It's a tea room near Milwaukee with excellent food and tons o' teas. And, when I say, "tons o' teas", I really do mean that. We have about 80 teas on our menu - all loose leaf, all very good and some extremely good.

Getting in shape. I blame it on the tea. Now that I'm drinking a bunch of it, I'm not drinking much soda and have been eating a lot less. So, over the winter I lost almost four inches off the chubby ol' waist. And that's with no excercise or anything. I know...hard to believe, but true! Now, I just need to start getting the excercise thing going on again.

Weather. Our winter here blew. It sucked mightily. It was not fun. Tons o' snow and it stayed crappy for a long time. Then came spring and a bunch of rain and crappy weather. Then summer and it's still been pretty much crap. But it's coming around a bit and hasn't been too terrible of late...it's just that it's come late.

We didn't get swept away in the floods, but the restaurant did get flooded one weekend. Not so much fun that.

Garden. I'm all about my garden this year. I haven't had one in a long time and this year I got one in and growing. It's veggies, veggies and more veggies. I've got my fingers crossed that it will make it and bear goodies for me. I'm going all organic with it, so it might be a challenge. Bugs and rabbits are my new enemies.

Vacation. It really doesn't count as a vacation, but it came pretty close. Last weekend my friend Josh got all wedded and stuff. It was up north in Hayward, WI. Some of y'all remember Josh piping into blog talk here. Anyway, it was a great time. It was a lot of fun to head up north and hang out for a few days with a bunch of great people, some beautiful lakes and such, and far too much alcohol.

Living in the dark ages. I haven't been around because I don't have internet hooked up at my house. I had a crappy service, then I had to adjust to a new job, then I realized I still had no money and now it's just a habit...not having the internet that is. I'm not sure when I'll get around to hooking back up again. But I'm going to be doing a tea blog for work and will sort of slack a bit and check up with y'all while I'm doing that.

So, there you have it - my life in a nutshell.


dbackdad said...

Good to hear from you and glad you are doing well. Keep us posted.

tshsmom said...

FINALLY! I'm so happy to hear that things are going well for you! ;)

The only good thing I can say about our weather is that it beats the heat and fires of California. :(

NEWS FLASH: If you're gardening, you're exercising! Gardening is a great way to get fresh air and exercise. You save a fortune on gym fees, and you get the healthy benefit of organic veggies!

Shawn said...

It's nice to be back on the sharing wagon...that's for sure. I've missed the fun of hearing about what's going on with everyone.

I'm what would be called a, um, well...lazy gardener. I don't go in for all that crazy working hard stuff. Mostly I like to sip a tea or coffee and sort of just look at my garden while occasionally pulling a couple of weeds or trying to reason with the rabbits in the yard that like to eat my bean plants.

Miranda said...

Shawn! Hooray! Boo to the Dark Ages!
Welcome back! Tea blogging sounds at least mildly entertaining.