Friday was a weird day, weather-wise. It was either sunny, or snowing like hell, all day.
On the way home at lunch, I stopped and picked up this year's Honey-baked ham (we get a certificate every year from work for one as our Christmas present). Now, this "seems" like a nice gift, right? But, every year, the same thing happens. I give them my certificate (worth $45 this year) and they check and say they don't have a ham for that amount! This time, I asked the lady to check in back (I'm a bit tired of this game). She does and says the smallest ham they have costs $56. So, pissed off, I give them $11 to claim my "free" Christmas ham...
On the one hand, I should be grateful to get a spiral cut, honey-baked ham for $11. On the other hand, it annoys me to have to pay anything to get what's supposed to be a present!
On the way back to work, I dropped off my old microwave at B50. As I mentioned, we are moving there next week. I talked to one group who are moving there this week about microwaves and they had an "antique" model. Now mine, I bought when we moved in here, but it became unnecessary when I installed the bad boy vented one over the stove. So, I told them to pitch theirs and took mine in.
So, picture how stupid and awkward it was to hold this big sucker under one arm, use the cane with the other and get through a snowy parking lot, the front door, the suite door and (best of all) the door you can't open without a badge (for that one, I set the microwave down, opened the door, stuck my cane in the opening, picked it back up and got through).
Imagine my surprise when I finally got to where it was supposed to go when I saw a smaller one, sitting on that counter! Not sure whose it is, but I set mine next to it. I'll tell you what, I ain't taking mine home. If they don't want it, I'll give it to the shop guys!
I made it to a 1:00 PM meeting with minutes to spare. The rest of the afternoon went by in a blur until about 3:30 PM. Then everything started to drag...
Finally, it was 5:00 PM and I hit the road, banging that drum! I did some minor chores (treating the cats, emptying the dishwasher, getting my robe and the downstairs' towels out of the dryer, etc.)
For dinner I made one ham and cheese sandwich and ate it watching the news. Why? For two reasons: First, the Friday Night Fights are on tonight and I would like to watch them eating a bowl of popcorn and drinking a beer, so eating a big dinner is out. And, second, my sleep pattern is ALL messed up. I fall asleep way too early, and then am wide awake at 1:00 AM. I'd like to reset my internal clock.
So, after eating, I took a nap (if that's what you can still call it at 7:30 PM). I woke up about 9:30 PM with the fights on. I made the popcorn, grabbed the beer and watched the fights.
I still fell asleep before they ended, but at least I stayed up for a while. I will work on this more over the weekend.