Thursday, December 21, 2006


I'm waiting for FedEx to show up so I can finish my payroll. They were SUPPOSED to deliver before 10:30 am this morning but here it is almost 2pm and the package is still listed as "out for delivery" on their tracking page. I know they're backed up for the holidays but you think since we pay lots of extra $$$ for Priority Overnight shipping we'd at least get the package before Noon! Oh well, ranting about it won't help. I'm sure there's other stuff I could be doing but my mind is so focused on finishing payroll that I'm drawing a total blank. And I know just as soon as I drag something else out here she'll come. So I'm gonna ramble here for awhile. :-) Feel free to leave now if you don't want to read boring drivel. LOL!

I had such big plans for this past weekend and this week. I was going to make goodies trays for co-workers. I was going to sew for a bit each day. I was going to get my house cleaned up for my company next weekend. Did any of it get done? Nope! And why you might ask? Well you see 29-1/2 years ago I married my dear husband and best friend, David. And we promised to share equally everything that we owned. What was mine was now his and what was his was now mine. And we vowed to stay together always. In sickness and in health, etc., etc. Well it seems like David took that sharing equally stuff and in particular the "in sickness" part and got them a bit mixed up. He was supposed to SHARE his personal possessions and STAY TOGETHER in sickness and in health. Instead he decided to SHARE his SICKNESS with me! He had a really bad cold/flu thingy last week. Bad enough that he missed almost 3 days of work which he NEVER does! And Yep I got it just in time to spoil my weekend/week before Christmas plans. So no goodies trays, no sewing done, and in particular a house that is NOT in any kind of shape for company. Heck it's not in any kinda shape for anyone. Hopefully the health department doesn't read my blog or they'll be out hanging a condemed sign on my door. LOL!

Now here I am with one more working day before Christmas and no co-worker gifts. :-( Not that they dont' understand but I still wanted to do something special for them. So I'm cooking ham and homemade rolls and green beans, and J.Cody's corn, and squash casserole and I'm feeding them all lunch tomorrow. And everyone has responded with enthusiasm over the idea so I'm thinking if it all goes off without a major hitch it just might become a holiday tradition. Sure beats worrying about what to get everyone. And if there's one thing I'm good at it's choreographing a meal so that everything comes together at the same time. Helped in part by 3 slow cookers that will be filled with the veggies when I get to work in the morning so they'll all be ready by noon. Cook the ham tonight and assemble the squash dressing. Before I go to bed set up the bread machine with the stuff for the rolls so the dough will be ready when I need to work with it in the morning. Put the dressing in the oven as soon as I get up. Cook it about 30 minutes to get it cooked about 1/2 way and transfer it to a crock pot to finish cooking at work. Have rolls ready to go in when the dressing comes out. Get dressed while rolls cook. Put green beans and corn in crock pots to cook when I get to work at 8 and we'll be eating by noon. Drinks to be provided by the company and desserts by co-workers.

Gotta go. Fed Ex is FINALLY here!


Morah said...

Mmmm.....It's only a few hours drive for lunch................

Susan said...

What time is lunch? You are so much more industrious than I am. I STILL have to buy Ashley's Christmas presents and finish the grandkids!!! Where does the time go?

Norma said...

What an excellent idea--cooking a meal for your co-workers instead of buying or making a gift! I know something like this would be appreciated in my work place! Good luck tomorrow!

quiltpixie said...

I love the idea of making lunch for coworkers... may have to explore that in the year to come

Sweet P said...

Yummy! Can I come over for lunch? What a great idea to provide a home-cooked meal for your co-workers. How many people are you cooking for?

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Truly a wonderful idea - people truly do appreciate a home-cooked meal. I wouldn't be surprised at all if your gift of a meal does indeed-y become a much anticipated holiday tradition around your workplace - the menu sounds yummy!



Cynthia said...

hope you and David are well and truly of your flu.

What a great idea making lunch for your co- workers. Hope it all went well.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I cook every month for our staff meeting. I've been there only one year and they're starting to drop hints about what they'd like next, lol.

Would you mind sharing your corn recipe? (Maybe the squash dressing too?) I love squash in any way shape or form!!

Have a Happy Holiday Nancy!

P.S. I got so wrapped up in finishing things up at work I FORGOT PAYROLL. It only goofed up one employee and he said he was ok to wait, whew!

Suze said...

That sure beats the Beefaroni I had for lunch.

I am full just thinking about all that food.

Have a wonderful Christmas

Vicky said...

Yummy! Now, that's my kind of meal! Want to come coordinate in my kitchen for a while!

I'm sorry you've been sick. Hope you're feeling better really soon!