Friday, October 23, 2009

Hobbit-ish Potpurri: Friday Night Lite

Good evening Humble Readers...

I hope you are all well, and for those in the know, I hope you are having a great ICLW! Tonight's post is just a bit of hobbit-ish randomness.

I am on CD 17, and 3 dpo. Trying to keep myself distracted as we head into the tww. I am going to do my best this month to not test before AF is due. I'll try...

Ever since our vacation, I have become obsessed with movies set in New York. I even love to watch old 80s movies, just so I can see things that I recognize. And don't even get me started on Law & Order... I love it! I have to go back!

While it is only October, the holiday season is in full swing at work. We are already running out of overstock room, I am in the midst of doing my seasonal hiring, and in just over a week we do our full Christmas set up. I can't believe this is going to be my third Christmas at this store. Time sure flies! I will admit, I love the season tho! It's fun, energizing, and completely exhausting all at once.

Lameness Award for the week: One of the other managers and I have had to talk to the same customer twice this week (two days in a row), about not leaving her two year old daughter alone in our kid's section while she stands in line at Sta.rbu.cks. Twice the little one has been wandering around alone, and twice we talked to the mom. I know we are a relatively small city, but there are creepy people everywhere. The thing that really bothered me most, was that the mom actually had the audacity to look put out/annoyed when we asked her to keep her daughter with her.

Does craving strawberries mean anything? Not ttc-wise... just in any way? I have been craving strawberries for more than a week. I must be missing something in my diet, but where's a girl to get decent strawberries in October on the flatland?

On the menu this evening: Another experimental meal. Chicken breasts stuffed with spinach and feta, with a mushroom cream and white wine sauce. Served with mashed potatoes. It turned out pretty good, but I need to work on my cream sauces. They never seem to work out just right. Any suggestions?

Am I the only Canadian who's glad that the loonie dropped in value against the US dollar today? I can't be. A loonie at par or higher is bad news for retail and manufacturers generally. I don't want a repeat of the holiday shopping season we had two years ago, where we had customers cussing out our staff and throwing product at cashiers because of the difference between US and Canadian pricing.

I think that's about it for tonight. I'm going to head over to the ICLW list and checkout a few new blogs.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. Before anything else....All the very best for the cycle...

    I understand your NYC obsession, because I too had become glued to whenever a TV channel whispered Bangkok...

    Three years! I attended my institution's annual fest and I realized that I had seen it happening a third time...that was when the sense of time gone kind of hit me.

    Your customer should be sent to God's Fertility Court.

  2. Thanks for visiting me!

    I love movies set in NY - particularly if they're musicals!


  3. 2yo left along? Yikes.
    Have you tried making bechamel? yum.

  4. that is terrible about the mom that keeps leaving her kid alone. yikes!
    I'm not going to be any help with cream sauces... I don't make them. But the dinner sounded really good.
    Have a great weekend!

  5. The chicken sounds great, I am stealing that recipie for next week! :)

  6. I can't wait to hear if you have the will power to wait until AF is due. :-) Good luck!

    Creating a Family

  7. Dinner sounds great. Hope it was.

    Cream sauces for me get weird because I don't like heavy cream. I use sour cream or coffee rich.

  8. Catching up...

    --LOVED the idea of Q&A based on comments. And way cool---Ireland is the #1 place I want to visit, also so I can research my ancestors. :)

    --Leaving a 2 year old unattended in a store??? Ridiculous! I freak out leaving Em and she's five. I love S.tar.bucks, but c'mon lady, isn't your kid WAY more important?

    --Sending hugs and best wishes for this cycle!!

  9. Hey Mrs G,

    Good luck for your 2WW - hope it passes quickly and is a very postive one for you. I hear you about New York. I first when there around 15 years ago (I did a tap-a-thon in front of Macy's but that is a whole other story!!) at the tender age of 22 and when I got back to Australia (after many adventures around the States and Europe!), I used to drive my family crazy if NYC came on the TV, I would say 'I've been there'. My Mum and Dad got revenge on me a couple of years ago when they went all across the US on a holiday and whenever I watch a TV show with them - yep, you bet 'I've been there!' they love to say!!

    You know, now I feel like strawberries. They are in season here in Melbourne though!!


  10. Best wishes on your TWW!

    It sounds like you will have a great time getting ready for Christmas. I always love this time of year. Lots of fun things to do, people to see, buying gifts you think people will enjoy, days off work, etc.! I would hate to work through them in retail though.

    I can't belive that woman leaving her child alone in a toy isle. That is just wrong and somewhat creepy. Good for you guys for telling her to keep track of her daughter. What an irresonpsible woman.

    I hope you TWW ends happily!

  11. Thanks for visiting my blog :)

    Wow, I'm always shocked by those parents who let their small kids wander alone....crazy

    What's wrong with your cream sauces?


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