Friday, December 19, 2014


It was cold and damp on Thursday with occasional wet snow. It was the Christmas luncheon day for the other department in our building, so I helped Kelly (the receptionist) set up some tables and got them a power strip for crock pots.

I did go out to lunch at Time Out, but only so I could wish the waitresses who work that day a Merry Christmas. Knowing there would be a ton of leftovers, I just had a bowl of soup.

Then I went to Kohl’s. I had been looking for a new suitcase. If you remember, I threw away my old one and the one up in the attic I thought I could use will not work. Kohl’s had a half-off sale on their luggage, so I went and grabbed a nice one. The checkout lines weren’t as bad as I feared, BTW.

Back at work, I made up a plate of chicken fingers with ranch sauce, cheese potatoes and some meatballs. It was all good and the chicken was excellent! I went back and tasted a variety of other foods, including homemade Scotch eggs (first time for me and delicious.)

Back home after work, I sent Carla the information I’d promised to send yesterday (my bad), changed clothes and got to work. I rubbed the computer table with steel wool and then wiped it down with a damp rag.

The other project did not take the stain in a few spots (I’m guessing some glue I missed) so I ended up re-sanding most of it. I wiped it off and re-stained it. Looked much better! I brought that into the kitchen so it would dry better.

Then I put the last coat of poly on the computer table. I went out and washed my arms with mineral spirits and then washed them again with soap and water.

It was 8:30 p.m., so I quit for the night. I heated up some of Courtney’s turkey and rice soup (she gave me another container as they are leaving for the holidays and need to use it up). I ate it with some saltine crackers. It was an excellent dinner, but I wished I’d grabbed some of that focaccia (sp) bread at work.

Then I went to bed.


  1. I will forgive you this time, but don't let it happen again :) Or you'll get the back of my hand!

  2. easy Carla....he's old

    what the heck are "Scotch eggs" ?

  3. @ GPF: Thank you. I fear the wrath of Carla!

    Scotch eggs (as I just learned) are hard-boiled eggs, covered with a layer of pork sausage (and maybe bread crumbs - I couldn't tell) and then baked.At least that's how the guy at work made them. Sliced thin, they were delicious!

  4. sounds interesting....