Believe it or not… this happened to me…

December 16, 2008

An admin assistant in our dept. (“Susie”) gave my name and a co-worker’s name to participate in a meeting regarding some changes that will be made to our part of the office. This morning was the call. There was also a Webex (basically a presentation hosted by someone, that you can see on your computer). My co-worker sent me a private message through Webex. I assumed that the message window was ONLY with my co-worker. A la Messenger. Um, not so much. I sent a snarky message back to my co-worker, saying ” “Susie” must secretly hate us, for giving our names to this meeting.” OH… YES… that was sent to the entire meeting. Thank goodness it was just me, my co-worker, the meeting host (who works in the States and I will have no contact with her, ever) and two vendors (will never have contact with them, either). But suffice it to say, I was mortified. So, to all my friends out there: make sure you are not sending sarcastic comments to THE ENTIRE MEETING.

Back to the food…

After my mortifying moment this morning and an utter CRISIS on that project that JUST FINISHED last week, I decided I deserved French Toast for dinner.

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Yup, that’s three pieces. And I had another clementine. Also some candy cane ice cream.

Ayayaye… I hope I sleep through the night. I feel really, really stressed. Can’t wait til Friday… I have the day off and Graham comes home for three weeks.

Oh – I promised you a post about our upcoming trip, right? Ok, tomorrow. I just want to watch Sarah’s House and then get into bed… night.


Yay for the afternoon off

December 11, 2008

I had a half day of vacation just hanging around, so I decided to take it today.

Left work at 12, stopped at Michael’s.

Came home for lunch.

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Aren’t you proud?!? I ground the beans, frothed the milk and made the coffee! Wasn’t as good as Graham’s, but I do what I can. Sort of random, but that’s two oat banana muffins. 

I headed out to Yorkdale and was quite successful! I had a few more errands to do after that – return to Canadian Tire, Chapters, etc… I considered that my exercise today. After four days in a row, and a particularly long workout yesterday, I decided to take a day off.

Here was dinner…

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Check out our new napkins! $1.97 each at Pottery Barn today. They only had two left, but ah well, they will be for the two of us! That’s why I switched out to the summer mats, so I could show off my bargain!

Here’s a close-up on dinner…

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Shrimp, brown rice and carrots, with garlic, sesame oil and soy sauce!

Looking forward to CSI tonight, though Grissom leaves… I wonder what will happen to the show? 

Enjoy your evening, whatever you’re up to!


Back in T.O.

November 23, 2008

We came back yesterday from Muskoka – got the tasks done in the afternoon and it was so cold! -15!! There wasn’t a reason to stay overnight and none of us wanted to. We had an early dinner in Barrie – chicken fingers & fries – and then were back here around 7. We went out to see Bond at 8. The movie was pretty good. Entertaining, I’d say, but maybe not top-notch Bond?

Once home, I snacked on too many crackers and read my book.

This morning, we were once again awakened by the neighbour’s alarm clock. It seems she goes away on the weekend but forgets to un-set her alarm. Wouldn’t be so bad if it was music or news, but it’s the alarm beep. From 6:54 (when I first woke up) to 8:08. Eep. Nice way to wake up. Showered and dressed, I decided on breakfast. I had seen this post at Smitten Kitchen and decided today was a good day!

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I had a second scone because they turned out so well! Not the most filling breakfast, maybe, but they were so tasty!

We’re off to meet a friend who is passing through town for coffee, so see you later!


Lots going on!

September 14, 2008

So, where did we leave off? Yesterday afternoon, I guess… Graham went to the library and I went to Ikea and the grocery store. Mid-afternoon, after I was back with the groceries, it started raining hard. Graham came back from the library, we tidied up and puttered around a little, then went out for a run. A rainy run! But we made it.

For dinner, we were having a friend over. I didn’t take photos of our actual meal, but it was so tasty!

First, we had oysters. Then peppercorn steak, spinach salad with mandarin oranges and baguette. Then, for dessert, we had rocky road brownies and ice cream. Here are some photos…

We had such a nice time – good conversation and great food!

Rocky Road Brownies
Everyday Food – Martha Stewart – June 2008

1/2 c. unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1 bag semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. packed light brown-sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. mini marshmallows
1/2 c. chopped nuts – I used peanuts

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 8″ square pan with parchment. (She says to grease pan, then also grease parchment, but I just used parchment.)
2. In a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a saucepan of simmering water, combine butter and 1 c. chocolate chips. Heat, stirring occasionally, just until melted, 3 – 5 minutes.
3. Remove mixture from heat; stir in sugars and salt, then eggs, and finally flour, stirring til just combined. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes.
4. Remove from oven, and sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips, then marshmallows and nuts. Bake until chocolate is shiny and marshmallows are puffed, about 5 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using paper over hang, lift cake onto a work surface; cut into 16 squares. (To store, keep in an airtight container at room temperature, up to 3 days.)

Yum!

Now, on to today. Graham and I set out on our long run around 8:45. He wasn’t feeling good at all, so stopped part way and took the subway home. I, however, ran 15k!!!! I was very excited. It was getting hot and humid towards the end, so I was happy to finish.

For breakfast, Graham had an omelette and melon, and I had pancakes, with yogurt and a nectarine. He ate one of my pancakes, too.

We went to Yorkdale quickly, then I took him to the library. We’re going to his sister’s house for dinner tonight, but for now, I am doing laundry and typing this! For lunch, I just had some avocado and cherry tomatoes, and Kashi crackers and hummus (too lazy to post a boring picture!). I might have a rocky road bar too!

Have a great Sunday afternoon!