Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Working Hard or Hardly Working?

Steven is at work, Jenna is at school and the boys are playing quietly. I have caught up SOME of my housework and now have a moment to myself to post.... what shall I post about?

Steven ended up staying at the restaurant he works at because they gave him an unsolicited raise. He did not even tell them he was interviewing for other jobs. So, he stayed where he is happy working. THEN, his boss hits him with the big question. They want to switch over their second restaurant from a gourmet pizzeria to a full service Italian restaurant. He wanted Steven to go down there full time and take it over. Switch the menu, train all of the kitchen staff and be the Head Chef/ GM. Another small raise and the possibility of a third raise in 90 days. Well, we jumped at it. The 2nd restaurant is only about 3 blocks from the old one so there is no difference in travel time, the challenges are interesting to Steven and he could not pass it up. So, he is now the head of the second restaurant. They are starting small with a simple menu in addition to the pizza because he has to train all of the kitchen staff to cook anything other than pizza. And the front of the house has to be trained on how to do full service for anything other than pizza. Steven has big plans for the future though... I can't wait.

As for Halloween..... Jenna is going to be a zombie and I am going to be Anita Blake from Laurel K Hamilton's series of books. She is a zombie animator and a vampire executioner. She is totally bad ass. The boys are going to be little chefs like their daddy. My MIL made them tiny little black chef coats and hats to match their dad's. Soooooo cute. I will post pics after the day! Promise!

As for me, I have been busy busy busy trying to get rid of the roach infestation in my house, cleaning and cooking and basically being Mom. Jenna has had several fundraisers over the past few days with more to come. She is working her butt off and I am very proud of her.

I plan to try to update at least every day from now on as I have missed the release of actually writing down my thoughts. It has been over a year now since I started blogging and I missed the anniversary! Maybe I will have to have a give away anyway..... stay tuned!


Bina said...

Woo Hoo! Congratulations to Steven! I can't imainge how excited he must be about this.

And when you post those pictures, you BETTER post one of yourself as well. Vampire executioner? That sounds awesome!

Lesley said...

Sounds like things worked out for Steven. It's nice to hear such a positive outcome for such a frustrating time!

My boys both go to Catholic school hence the black/orange day versus Halloween...I never even considered that when choosing schools.

Anonymous said...

wow! That is such incredible news. I wish with all my heart that my husband could find something that he loves, something he was excited about. I know he wishes this too...