Saturday, November 8, 2008
I wish this was me today.
Yesterday was very busy. I began baking cookies around 3:30 am and I guess that was too early for my poor little brain, because I ended up burning two batches. Okay, they weren't totally black, but they were darker than I like them so they didn't make the cut for going to school. Of course, that meant that I had to make more cookies. If I don't see cookies for a long time, I'm really okay with that. When all was said and done, I had cranked out 10 dozen cookies. Thank god, Joj was also up and was willing to run to the store for me. I had to pick up some bagels and fruit.
I think this might be my last year as Hospitality Chair. Just like last year, folks were totally late bringing their stuff or didn't bring what they were asked. We had no cream for the coffee and I'm amazed that folks didn't complain (at least to me). We had around 200 parents come through and we had enough food. I find it interesting that all the homemade stuff is the first to go. When I headed back up to school to clean, I was trying to figure out what to do with 2 flats of Costco muffins. However, I was pleasantly surprised that someone had cleaned up the tables and taken the muffins and all the other left over treats. I guess one of the teachers had her class clean the foyer and as a reward they cleaned out the treats as well. Hey, works for me.
Last night, Joj had his buddies over and I made meatloaf and gravy, mashed potatoes, glazed carrots and rolls. It was really yummy and so hit the spot. I guess that is why they call it comfort food. The best part is that there was some left over and we can have meatloaf sandwiches for lunch today. I plan on taking it really easy today. As far as I know, the only thing on my agenda is dinner with my folks. Yesterday was my little brother's 30th birthday. I think is more weird that Tommy is 30 than the fact that I'm quickly approaching 40.
Anyway, I plan on taking it easy and watching a little football. Football in WA these days is not looking good (on any level) The only upside to that is that the Apple Cup will be more of a bloodbath than usual. For those of you who aren't local, the Apple Cup is the annual contest between the U of Washington and Washington State and around here the rivalry makes Michigan and Ohio State look like BBF's. With both teams having some "challenges" this year, no one is bowl bound, so all bragging rights ride on this game. This year it is in Pullman (home of WSU) which should bode well for the Cougs. If we are lucky it will snow (another plus).
I hope everyone's Saturday is a relaxing one. I need to enjoy today, because tomorrow is back to busy, busy, busy.