I am so tired of looking at this…..and where is Sears!?!?!?!?
I called my contact at the store and as of 11am he was going to “check with the delivery service.” This is all after I called delivery myself and got the wrong department, was told my number “was not in the directory,” and then got disconnected. I have to be at the car place at 5:30, so I don’t think this stove is coming today. Guess we’ll be cooking for the husband’s grandmother on the grill….or microwave….or back at Karen’s. UG. Deep breaths.
More deep breathing was required after my Organic test this morning. I totally bombed one question and know I got a few smaller questions wrong. The problem is that we are so rushed to finish this long test in 50 minutes that you have to rush through, which means more panicking. I never have time to finish, much less check over my work. What frustrated me most was that the question I bombed was one of the reactions I was most confident on – I just didn’t recognize the starting material correctly. Another UG. More deep breaths.
But I did have a wonderful lunch! I didn’t feel like making anything big so I did a tasting plate.
Great Harvest High Five bread toasted with a Laughing Cow and jam –
Carrots, celery + PB with 2 dried apricots –
And a vanilla Oikos with pom and walnuts –
& tea –
Since I am waiting for the phone to ring, I’m glued down to my house. I want to go for a walk and to Lowes for wood glue to repair this shutter but I don’t want to risk missing the call (even though I’m sure the stove is not coming today).
I spent some time after lunch cleaning the kitchen, which feels like a mess due to the remains of “the accident.” I haven’t swept the floors in a while because i keep thinking the stove people are coming to make a mess so I’m putting it off but it’s getting on my nerves! I reorganized some shelves and cleaned out our whole spice rack, which had 3 years of dust and old spices in it 😳
Guest Lunch Post: Salad Party
Reader Melissa writes of her clever way to use up some extra CSA lettuce heads!
My partner and I are members of a CSA, and this week (our last of the season), we got four heads of lettuce!! We still had one left over from last week’s three heads, so I knew there was no way we could finish them in a timely fashion. Instead of letting the food go to waste, I invited all of my lady coworkers to have a salad party–on me–this afternoon. I offered them a choice of veggies (onion, carrots, celery) and toppings (cheddar cheese, goat cheese, craisins, raisins, walnuts and pecans), and made everyone a delicious, individual salad!
We obviously haven’t eaten yet, but here’s a photo of the salads, all packed and ready to go.
Great idea Melissa!!
Christmas Book For Kids
You guys might know that my mom is a published children’s book author. Since we’ve entered the holiday season, I have to blog about her Christmas book! It’s a cute picture book told from the perspective of a child while his family unwraps their Christmas crèche. If you have little kids to shop for this season, consider adding it to their holiday book collection: Unwrapping the Christmas Creche.
Off to sit by the phone….