Thursday, April 16, 2009
So, without further delay, this one comes from a sales guy/owner of my company:
"We are really wasting time trying to get a purchase order before we start working, this customer really just wants us to bill them after we finish the work" to which I wish I could say "dear mortgage company, I really think you are wasting your time trying to get money from me. please contact me again after I have lived here for a while and see if I feel like paying at that point."
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Anyways, can't wait for my new washer and dryer (ok at this point I would take any washer and dryer that worked) and my beautiful laundry room!! Also can't wait for tomorrow to be over, we have Good Friday off and I am going to do some shopping! I haven't actually bought anything with my Christmas gift cards and we are heading to the nearest "big city" (as a Denver girl born and raised, I never thought I would have to go to the city to find a large mall!!) to find a dress for a friend's daughter's eight grade graduation. Can't wait!!
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
- 1/2 cup (light) mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup plain (light) yogurt
- 1 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 1/3 cup blue cheese dressing
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- Flavor Pack from Ramen (We used Oriental flavor, they were yummy!)
- 6 cups broccoli, peeled stems and heads, chopped
and blanched in salted waterthe (broccoli cooks and keeps good flavor in the casserole and we did not take the time to blanch it)
- 12 (we used 6 oz) ounces sliced mushrooms, Sauteed in 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 package chicken flavored Ramen noodles, broken up (We used Oriental flavor, just as delicious)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl combine mayonnaise, yogurt, cheddar cheese, blue cheese dressing, eggs, salt, pepper, and flavor pack from noodles. In a separate bowl combine broccoli, mushrooms, and broken noodles then toss together wet mixture and vegetables to evenly coat. Place in an 8 by 8-inch baking dish that has been sprayed with non- stick cooking spray and cook for 45 minutes covered. Then remove cover and bake for additional 15 minutes to brown. (Sprinkle a handful of cheddar over the top) Cool for 15 minutes before serving.
Monday, April 6, 2009
So, where we are at now is a torn up laundry room (we ordered a washer and dryer 4 months ago, they are FINALLY here and our weekend was packed so my sweet husband decided to tear out the entire laundry room yesterday and hope for the best! Of course, Easter is next weekend so I don't see that as a big disaster, NOT AT ALL! ~ It is Not Me Monday, isn't it?), three weeks from the end of spring semester (and I did NOT wait until the last minute to start on my group projects, not me!) we are still in limbo with our foster licensing and I have a daily debate about whether it is time to start planning a family or not so much. I have stopped having the debate with my husband because I am SO EXCELLENT at arguing both sides, he ends up telling me to do whatever I want just so he doesn't have to hear it any more! Also, I bought a book on eBay that I haven't been able to find anywhere else and am really excited for it to arrive. Really, a thrill a minute around here!!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Although the majority of my inspiration to return to blogging was MckMama and all the wonderful blogs I have found through her link, I saw one post in particular where someone had decided to “blog a day” for thirty days and she talked about how therapeutic it was. That sounds excellent right about now! I love my job because there is always something new happening…and I hate my job because there is always something new happening! The same rules never apply twice and you can ask three different people for a solution and get three different answers- not exactly the way my type A personality works! This is especially fun at the end of the month, nothing like the mad dash for revenue and the inevitable problems that arise from the mad dash to cram twice the work in at the last minute. I just had to highlight my favorite conversation for the day so far (it isnt even noon yet…) and see if it made more sense on paper!
Test floor supervisor: Your lots for customer X aren’t going to ship today.
Me: Ok, why not? This is an expedite that they paid extra for…what happened?
TFS: The chamber didn’t get to temperature.
Me: Ok, we still have 8 hours and this should take 5 hours in the chamber, what am I missing?
TFS: Ok we will put it in.
30 minutes later
TFS: Your lots for customer X aren’t going to ship today.
Me: What happened now.
TFS: The chamber still didn’t get to temperature. It’s because there is too much weight in it.
Me: Ok, still 7.5 hours in the day, can we split the groups up to get less weight and get partial shipments out?
30 minutes later
TFS: We don’t have anyone to inspect these after they come out of the chamber.
Me in my head: and so is this a new issue or???? Did we not know that until now? Because why did we waste an hour with the chamber if we didn’t have anyone to inspect….ARRRGGHHHH.
Turns out that was NOT the most frustrating moment of the day…but since I completely forgot about my blog until today as I am checking email on my way out the door, I am going to call it the end of the month rush and hope for better things today!!