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Counting down already
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      4 comments

I am so ready for this year to end. Yes it's a bit early, but I'm counting down already to our winter slowdown/break at work. There's work drama to avoid. Two senior colleagues are feuding, and I'm trying to keep my head down and stay out... Read more
Filling my dance card
Tuesday, December 15, 2015      1 comments

We'll be visiting my family over the holidays, and there's been a flurry of emails about different dinners, family meals either at home or out, meals with friends or old acquaintances. This year's visit is shorter than in the past, so that the ... Read more
First world problems
Monday, December 14, 2015      4 comments

I grew up in a poor immigrant family. Protein at dinner was typically a couple of ounces of salted dried fish, rehydrated by steaming, or a couple of salty pickled eggs mixed with tofu, or chicken backs or fish heads, all shared among a family ... Read more
Party all the time
Sunday, December 13, 2015      2 comments

Last night some neighbors held their annual holiday blast. It was potluck again, so I brought a big batch of my deep fried shrimp wonton, which didn't take long to disappear. The hub and I ended up trapped by the dining table, which was covere... Read more
Post mortem
Saturday, December 12, 2015      4 comments

My puppies are barking. My feet hurt so much today that I could not take the nap after dinner that my brain desperately craved. Standing for hours, washing dishes, prepping and arranging food, washing yet more dishes - is it possible to break ... Read more
Party planning
Friday, December 11, 2015      1 comments

I have an excel file keeping track of food orders from 6 restaurants and multiple lists keeping track of chores. I just made 35 deviled eggs and a double batch of cranberry sauce. In 3 hours I need to wake up and put the turkey into the oven. ... Read more
A bag full of turkey
Thursday, December 10, 2015      4 comments

The big holiday work party is on Friday, and the preparations are rolling along. I made a big costco run Wed afternoon with two colleagues - filled up 2 large carts with desserts and appetizers. Now that we actually have some food in hand, I'm... Read more
Countdown to chaos
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      5 comments

It's the wee hours of Wednesday, and I am busy making lists. I'm trying to put order to what look to be three frenetic days ahead of me. The big work holiday party is Friday, which will take most of the day. Today I need to make a big Costco ... Read more
That'll teach them
Tuesday, December 08, 2015      4 comments

I have to make 2 to 3 dozen deviled eggs Thursday night for Friday's holiday party at work. I say "2 to 3 dozen" because how many I make depends on how many of the 3 dozen eggs I don't screw up, and I'm hoping that at least 2/3 of them survive!... Read more
Ch-ch-ch-changes
Monday, December 07, 2015      4 comments

My typical work night evening: make dinner, eat dinner, clean up after dinner. Then keep the kid company while she does her homework. She's a sharer - she likes to chat about what she's doing or studying. This is also when I take care of hou... Read more
No rewards needed today
Sunday, December 06, 2015      2 comments

It may not be obvious because I often use this blog to work off my worries, and I'm very good at whinging, but I am a very lucky woman and I do know it. Saturday was one of those perfect days. We woke up at 6 to drive an hour away for the ... Read more
Meaningless victories
Saturday, December 05, 2015      9 comments

Today I went to 4 restaurants to place some of the catering orders for next week's holiday party at work. The hub and I stopped at one of the restaurants for lunch. He had a bahn mi that was nearly the size of his head. I took one bite and it... Read more
Excuses, excuses
Friday, December 04, 2015      4 comments

Most nights, when everyone else is in bed and I am trying to get work chores done, I end up snacking. Sometimes it's dried pineapple, which we always stock since it's one of the hub's favorite and of course it is hard for me to resist. And som... Read more
Time to get serious
Thursday, December 03, 2015      3 comments

Our work holiday party is in 8 days and I got stuck volunteering to organize it. I did some early planning a couple of weeks ago and have delegated as much as I can. Tomorrow I will need to visit 5 restaurants to pre-order and pre-pay for some... Read more
Maybe I'm broken after all
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      5 comments

A few weeks ago the kid was goofing around with me and hooked my right pinkie toe, pulling it behind while the rest of my foot went forward. The result was pain, swelling, and limping. My doctor told me either something is broken, or something... Read more

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