Friday, March 12, 2010

How to Tell When A Hobbit is Tired...

Good evening Humble Readers!

(This is likely to be my second most boring post ever!  There was one post about a year ago that no one commented on, and I think this one might just tie that...)

Oooooh my, I am pooped tonight.  My work week was only three days, but I just am wrung out.  All day long I was using the wrong words (saying computer when I meant cucumber, one staff person's name when I meant another, reminding my staff to change their clocks on Sunday rather than Saturday... oy!). 

It's been weird at the store lately.  Quiet, traffic-wise, but lots of busy work.  

Back during the olympics, I ran a contest for the staff.  I divided them into teams and set criteria for earning points.  Each team was given a country name... and after the two weeks, Denmark won the gold medal.  The prize for the team was a free lunch... but not just any free lunch.  I would make them something fantabulous! 

Things got a wee titch complicated when one member of Team Denmark told me he had a long list of allergies and intolerances (he can't handle spicy food, and for him ceasar salad dressing is too spicy... oh my) and another told me that she can eat pretty much anything except garlic (her husband is deathly allergic, so she can't have it at all... double oh my... no garlic?????).  The other two just had some basic nut and dairy issues, but I could work with that. 

I looked at the schedule, and today was the only day for a while that they were all going to be working at the same time, so I planned accordingly.  Except, I didn't take into consideration that I was scheduled to close last night and open this morning.  Yikes!

So, last night, at 10pm, I was cooking two separate meals.  Mandarin Almond Chicken with rice and salad for W & J (my food restricted folks), and Chicken Souvlaki, Roasted Greek Potatoes and Not-So-Greek Salad for M & R. 

By the time I crashed on the couch at around midnight, I was done in! 

It took me a while to fall asleep because my back was aching, and the alarm went off waaaaaaaay too early.  I was up and putting the finishing touches on the dishes at 6:30 this morning. 

Don't get me wrong.  I had fun last night cooking.  It was an adventure to make something that I hoped they would all like and still meet their tastes.  I just should have found another day to do it. 

Add to all this that my work shoes are pretty much dead, and are making it challenging to get through a shift on a good day...

I'm sore, I'm tired, and my Beloved and I are going shopping tomorrow in Calgary (Ik.ea here I come!)... I think it's going to be an early night for me. 

So, what do you guys have going on this weekend?


  1. I am so boring I haven't really posted all week!! The meals sound great. Hope you have fun at Ikea - try not to break the bank. (Do you have a big truck to bring everything back in??)

  2. What a lovely gesture to complete to keep your co-workers motivated. Have fun at Ikea :)

  3. My Saturday is luckily unscheduled but Sunday makes up for that by being jam packed with things...all church stuff. We have Sunday school, church, first communion class for one kid, confirmation class for another kid, and youth group meeting. Wheeeeeee

  4. You are a very cool boss! (How tired am I - first I wrote that you were a very gool boss. Oh, dear.)

  5. Those are two men I could never be married to: one who thinks Caesar dressing is too spicy, and one so allergic to garlic that I would have to give it up.

    In the immortal words of Meatloaf, I would do anything for love, but I won't do that.

  6. Both of those dishes sound yummy. Great job on all the cooking. I'd probably be one of the annoying people since I can't eat a lot of stuff. I always feel a bit bad about it, but I can't really do anything about it. I hope you get a chance to relax and enjoy this weekend.

  7. Well, you DID have six people comment in, not counting me your fear is unfounded.

    It is always very exhausting to be able to accommodate everybody's choices, and you were able to accomplish it. That's super!

    I plan to do a little bit of n.o.t.h.i.n.g. this weekend.

  8. Hey, go you! Food sounds wonderful :)


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