Well, I managed to make it through the week despite all my sinus issues. I'm still not feeling top notch, but alas, life must go on, beginning with some yard mowing on Thursday night. I'm really not looking forward to it; but, it has to be done. I have a couple of random stories to share with you because nothing much else has really been going on. I've spent every night this week watching a movie and going to bed around 9:00 - I'm such an exciting person! So, without further adieu, I give you the following:
A story about banana bread - please try to contain your excitement. So,
we have a cafeteria at work which I have mentioned on more than one
occasion. I don't eat from there often because I'd rather save money and
bring lunch from home and the food isn't always the greatest, although
it has immensely improved since I first started working where I do.
Also, the prices can be steep if you are not careful.
A while back, the cafeteria started making homemade desserts, some of
which are not too shabby. A couple or three months ago, they introduced
banana bread to the line-up. I didn't think much of it, but kept seeing
people buy it and figured it must be good; but, still never took the
banana bread plunge. Then a few weeks ago, the girl I sit with and her
sister bought a slice and let me taste it and y'all it was so good! I
couldn't believe it had come from our cafeteria.
The next week I gave the girls $1 and asked them to buy me a slice if
there was some available. I could not stop thinking about that banana
bread and I had to have some. Wouldn't you know it, that particular
week, no banana bread was made in the cafeteria. Just my luck. I would
go down to the cafeteria every day when they opened for lunch only to be
disappointed and then I requested that someone make some loaves!
The week after I struck out on banana bread, the cafeteria made some
loaves and so I bought a couple of slices and then someone else bought
me a slice. Needless to say, after those three slices (not all in one
day mind you) my craving for banana bread had been satisfied and since
then I have not been craving it.
Everyone that works with me, however,
apparently still thinks I am over the moon for the banana bread because
the next week someone bought me a slice and this past week someone
bought me a slice and I only ate a couple of bites out of each slice
because I didn't really want any. I was thankful for the gesture - it
was really nice for those folks to think of me; but, there's only so
much banana bread a gal can eat before she is sick of it. You know what I
A story about driving with the donut - I don't really suppose there is
any specific tale to regale you with regarding driving with the donut,
just that in general, it was terrible. I am so thankful that I was able
to have a couple of new tires put on the car this past weekend.
On the Wednesday night that I had the blowout, I had to traverse over
Chapman Mountain with the donut to go to church; needless to say,
someone road my tail the whole way to the church building. I wanted to
slam on my brakes and cause them to hit me if I'm being honest; but,
then I thought better of it. After all, the last thing I want right now
is a car payment.
Driving to and from work on Thursday and Friday was beyond hilarious. I
had the foresight to actually leave the house early and it's a good
thing I did because when you can only go 50 miles per hour down the
Parkway (and that's the speed limit on that road) it feels like you are
driving only 20 miles per hour. I felt like a grandma driving so slowly.
Every single car on the road passed me. It gave me a big chuckle, but
was still annoying and it made me realize just how fast everyone in
Huntsville drives. Seriously, I felt like I was sitting still on the
I could probably sit here and write something else about the final week
of the Olympic coverage; but, I think I will spare myself and you the
misery of the situation. The last week of the Olympics was exceptionally
boring television. The closing ceremony was beyond weird and those
Ralph Lauren designed, made in China outfits that the USA Olympians were
wearing were about the ugliest things I have seen in a long while. I
will not be rushing out to get one.
Hope everyone has an exceptionally wonderful weekend!