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January 18th, 2017 at 01:37 am

I cooked and baked for about half the day yesterday. I made bean salad, quiche, two batches of granola, and two loaves of peach bread. Lots of things went from freezer to the oven. I was pretty beat after all that, but bagged up granola for gifts, wrapped up a loaf of peach bread, and finally delivered gifts to our university admin staff who make life possible. One lot of granola and a loaf of peach bread went to my struggling colleague whose classes have been cut and more awaits another.

The worst part of the day was the meeting from hell with one of my most miserable colleagues. Man alive, after a dozen years of working with her, I'm amazed I'm still standing. She makes the simplest decisions long and agonizing. Our meeting should've lasted 15 minutes and somehow she dragged it out to an hour and a half, making everyone annoyed and impatient along the way.

But honestly, I was happy to get out of the house and off to school. I like to work. I had lunch with an unemployed colleague who insisted on buying lunch with his gift card, but I had a BOGO coupon, so I had a lovely lunch for free. I did errands, went to the bank, picked up milk and got EB at CVS. My office mate bought me lefse. I'm doing pretty well. I wish I could make things go as well for everyone else. Very minimal spending after a NS Day yesterday.

Best of all? The textbook publisher finally paid me the $1000 they've owed me since September.

BTW--I'm very sick of Swagbucks but penny by penny, the cash keeps rolling in.

3 Responses to “Hi Ho!”

  1. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Good news about the $1k!
    hear you about Swagbucks - especially this time of year when things are slowww.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    Um. Peach bread? Recipe please?

    And you're coworker sounds like my son's cub scout den master. OMG. A meeting that should take 10 minutes takes two hours, and once a decision is made, he tries to reopen it and talk about it again and make it more complicated. Of course, after talking to another parent, I now realize he's making the meetings last because he's divorced and lonely, so now I feel bad!

  3. My English Castle Says:

    I think that may be the situation with my co-worker too, Thrift. She has an unhappy personal life, but I'd be AOK having coffee with her instead. Here's the peach bread recipe. I added cinnamon and nutmeg. It's more on the sweet side than I'd always like, but I have lots of peaches in the freezer. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/peach-cobbler-bread

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