Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Spring Cleaning

First order of business: I have chopped off my hair in anticipation of summer. Huzzah!

I've also been giving my work area a haircut of sorts. Lots of reorganizing, sorting, and throwing things away. I wish I had some before photos, because this place was a mess. Jumbled, dirty, disorganized, gross. Nothing was labeled or dated (two huge imperatives in a kitchen) and it was impossible to see what we had in stock. I've been getting jiggy with the tape, sharpies, and plastic storage containers:


Here's a funny little story from work. We have this mammoth oven I like to call The Beast. It's built into one wall and is basically five huge shelves that rotate around in a circle. This is one of the shelves:
In the belly of The Beast:So one night last week, I hear what sounds like knocking. The oven is near one of the back doors, so I thought it was just someone outside. No one was there, so I ignored it and went about my business. When it came time to take my cookies out of the oven, I opened the door to find two normal trays of cookies, and one mangled parchment sheet of cookie carcasses on the shelf, with no tray to be seen. Finally I look closer, and see that my poor sheet tray had been bent in half and was lying crumpled on the floor of the oven. Apparently if the trays stick out the tiniest bit over the rim of the shelves, they get caught in the gears and eaten by The Beast. Sheet trays are sturdy, so there is some serious power in this oven. We've kept it around the kitchen and are thinking of giving it a face and a name--sort of a totem or mascot for us.

8 comments:

Jason said...

How did I get to marry someone this beautiful and talented?

Kaahl said...

Shouldn't you be scared you married someone who can bend a cookie sheet in half at a whim? (Sure, the "oven" did it--who ever heard of that?)

Amber said...

First: Love the hair.

Second: You may not know this about me, but I'm pretty much a FREAK about organization - no one would know it looking at my house - however... looking at the pictures of your newly organized kitchen "gives me a tickle", as they say...

Jason said...

Kaahl: Since I couldn't bend the cookie sheet with after intense concentration and perseverance, I'm glad to have her on my side.

Chris and Holly said...

Wow! Love the new do! Can't wait to hear about your vacation. Hope the wedding is awesome!

Feed said...

Not bad; you can come and work in my salon. Kind of evil keeping that tray around where the other trays can see it...

chadlee said...

Gorgeous hair! You look great.

Meghan said...

I love the new do. And it looks like work is moving in a good direction. I hope I get to hear about it soon.