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Friday night brain fuzz

Saturday, May 17, 2014

I will never understand how it is that the traffic is so light on Friday mornings and insanely slow on Friday nights. Where are all those other cars hiding on Friday morning? I don't think we hit double digits more than twice all the way home. Between the commute and the workday I was so exhausted that I actually fell asleep right after I finished eating dinner!

The whole week I've been doing our clerk's job as well as my own (she was on vacation). So this morning my boss, who has been on sick leave almost a month, emailed me and said I had the priorities in the wrong order. Oh-KAY... Meantime, clerk is back on Monday and possibly so is boss. I'm probably going to catch it for letting the batching and filing fall behind, but I did have to get the claims out. At least the middle of the week I did. Our postage machine ran out of postage last Friday and Madame Big Boss didn't get it refilled until Tuesday. If the claims don't get mailed out we don't get paid. Period.

Wine. I have a couple of glasses of (cheap) wine every night. I feel like it's the one little touch of class in my life. I stopped buying it a few months ago, but started again for a very odd reason. While watching an episode of Chopped After Hours, I saw the chefs drinking wine together, laughing and having a great time. I almost cried, seriously. When I really think about it, I suspect it wasn't the wine I wanted as much as the friendship and fun they were obviously having. I wanted into that picture, and wine was the little piece of it I was able to get. Well, I know I don't need the calories, and it does cost a lot of money over time. Besides, if I'm being honest, it's NOT great stuff. I've had really beautiful wine, and this is nothing like it (nothing that comes in a gallon jug is). Maybe it's time to break up with this "friend." But I'll admit, it seems to fill a bit of the empty.

Tomorrow I'm forcing myself to clean out the fridge and the freezer. I'm getting beautiful new food in my grocery delivery. All of my favorite berries were on sale, and I'm getting some great greens. I'm also getting some meats in single pieces (turkey legs, pork chops, etc.) so when I get home exhausted it will take minimal cooking to have a great dinner. A turkey leg and a potato in the oven -- dinner in an hour.

Thank God tomorrow is Saturday. I'm worn out.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MONETRUBY 5/17/2014 8:48PM

    I am so glad you have the weekend to relax...well, except for cleaning the fridge. I hope that goes well!

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JUNEBUG4967 5/17/2014 4:08PM

    Maybe you could get a reasonably good bottle and just have a half glass each evening. not as inexpensive as the gallon jug but much better quality? Of course, like me, it would all be gone too quickly. You survive the week and I survived my finals week - 4 tests over 5 classes! Definitely worth raising a glass. emoticon

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CHEFSOPHIE 5/17/2014 1:26PM

    This was a really long week for me too. I was feeling like it was Friday by Tuesday. Enjoy your Saturday.

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MISSG180 5/17/2014 1:01PM

    I'm also a wine drinker. It's not the worst thing in the world!

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LANCER1984 5/17/2014 12:56PM

    Fridge cleaning is no fun for me because we have two freezers and 3 fridges - one small, one med and then the large one. It seems in the vege fridge there is always something myseterious that I find there! Just think when all that work is done you will have totally fresh food to cook with next week. Kinda makes you look forward to cooking.

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LIS193 5/17/2014 11:47AM

    Enjoy your weekend!

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1CRAZYDOG 5/17/2014 11:12AM

    Good luck with the freeze and fridge clean out. I have to do that too.

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BOBBYSEVELYN 5/17/2014 10:07AM

    Friday's seem to be that way around here, too. I am beginning to believe the cars somehow multiply on Friday from al week!

Enjoy your weekend and get geared for Monday. Perhaps it won't be as bad as you think.

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MRS_TOAD 5/17/2014 10:03AM

    I'm so sorry you are struggling. Hopefully you will have a great weekend!

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NILLAPEPSI 5/17/2014 7:28AM

    Friday traffic is the same here near Washington, DC. I can't stand it!! Ugh!! Enjoy the weekend & forget about the stress of work. emoticon

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NASFKAB 5/17/2014 7:11AM

  sorry you hve such a hard time at work

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MOIRA2 5/17/2014 6:51AM

    I'm sorry your job is so stressful. You're a hard worker and it's a hard thing to take, being yelled at for it. Your boss seems like kind of a bonehead. I hope it's a little better next week.

Have a nice weekend. You need the break! emoticon

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MBPP50 5/17/2014 5:56AM

    Have a great weekend. emoticon Hope you can catch some zzzzz's. emoticon

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    Enjoy your weekend!


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