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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday stuff.

Today was a really weird day at work. I'm tired and stressed out. So this is what's going on in my den as of 5:30 pm...


A Whiskey Sour, made with mid-priced Kentucky bourbon that a friendly one-armed man at the liquor store helped me pick out. (He's apparently quite the conisseour of whiskey). Whiskey Sours are definitely on my top ten list of favorite cocktails to unwind with.

I'm assuming I didn't get the job I interviewed for last week. They made it clear they were in a hurry to make a decision. Whatever. (sigh.) I was hoping this was it--my current job environment is extremely dysfunctional. So dysfunctional that a long time employee (and personal friend of mine) walked in last night with a resignation letter, and with no notice whatsoever (or even another job to go to!!) she quit on the spot! I don't blame her at all; in fact, I envy her. She's just the latest in a whole long line of people that have jumped ship recently. I'm ready for my turn! Our workplace morale is the lowest I've ever seen at a job.

Thankgiving is next week. I'm not sure yet what we'll be doing. We thought about taking advantage of the day off work together to go see Gregg's mom, but I'm afraid she'll feel obligated to try to cook a meal if we do, and she's not in good enough health for that. Also, there's the chance that she and her husband are planning to spend the day with other extended family members.We may just end up staying at home together, which is our standard Thanksgiving. It's nice. We stay in pajamas until late in the morning, and I start cooking early. I usually roast a small turkey, because Gregg likes turkey sandwiches made from leftovers, and I make a few side dishes and desserts to go with it. We usually walk the dogs over to the park and in the wooded lot behind the church. And of course, Ginger and George eat really well that day, too. I won't mind if we end up staying at home alone.

Speaking of food, I've recently gotten addicted to The Great British Bake Off! It's so much fun to watch, but I find myself wanting to bake stuff but being thwarted by my limited free time, and, if I'm honest, my messy and disorganized kitchen. Still, I love to daydream about making elaborate pastries and pies and I have a fondness for cooking shows. And the GBBO is so much fun! I especially love Mary Berry, and might order myself a couple of her cookbooks at Christmastime.

That's it, my life on a rainy, gray, dull November Thursday evening. Cooking shows and big glasses of whiskey! Haha.

8 comments:

  1. Come on down to "The Side Bar" Jennifer. Let's share a pitcher of Schlitz... Gregg can come too.

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    1. Unfortunately Gregg doesn't drink. So I guess it will just be the two of us!

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  2. I just found the GBBO on Netflix.
    Since I only started watching it I was going to ask John Why do the cook in a clear tent in the rain ?
    Doesn't that mess with the rising of the dough ? Plus I want to eat all the failures they look good to eat for me.

    cheers, parsnip

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    1. I like the outdoor setting, but it obviously effects the baking for the worst sometimes (like the Baked Alaska debacle last season!)

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  3. Bake off is addictive!

    I hope your friend wrote a detailed letter to the boss of bosses outlining exactly why she'd resigned. Some managers are so obnoxious that they make working into a nightmare, and the top boss should know about it. I hope you'll do the same when you find another job.

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    1. She wrote a letter, but I have no idea what it said. I will be writing one for sure once I find a new job.

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  4. Why not ring the people where you had the interview last week and ask whether the decision has been made or you're still on their list? That shows them you really are interested in the job and would love working for/with them.

    I've not yet watched GBBO as I'm not a fan of cooking/baking shows, but I hear a lot of good things about that one.

    Whiskey Sour is a cocktail I haven't tried yet - might have something to do with me rather being a Vodka Girl than a Whiskey one ;-)

    Thanksgiving at your home sounds nice, really relaxed and not stressful. It is not celebrated here in Germany, but we already have lined up quite a few other events in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Hard to imagine Christmas Market will start next Tuesday, and it will be the first Advent Sunday next weekend!

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    1. I heard that they had a candidate that already worked in thw school system so I'm assuming that's who got the job. So far I've been passed over 3 times for people who knew someone on the inside (or were already employed by the school district). It's very discouraging.

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