or one of THOSE days.
I set my alarm for early. I needed to be up and bake cupcakes before it got to hot.
I make cupcakes for every co-workers birthday and so this bake was planned. But then the company I work for decided that every office needed to have a potluck for team building. You know spend your own time and money and energy when directed to build comrade in the office. This meant some of us had to be to work an hour early to to this. (I think most in our office were just a bit put off because we already do a potluck at Christmas time, one our own, and are not “told” to do it.)
I made double batch of cupcakes and had the oven turned off by 8:30 a.m. The day was stacked after that. I made us breakfast, cleaned up from the bake and breakfast. Made frosting, boxed and frosted the cupcakes. Cleaned up from that. Made chicken for Lori in the afternoon (who is sick and probably not eating it). Made myself a salad for dinner. Also put together a lunch as I knew nothing at the “potluck” I would want to eat. I went out to get us tea and found my car was broken into.* Got ready for work and left to get to the office an hour early. Transporting frosted cupcakes in 100 degree weather was challenging but it all worked out well.
I ate my lunch (leftover gazpacho) while everyone had sandwiches, cupcakes and an ice cream sundae bar in our “you will have a potluck and (I don’t know) like each other” and then started my shift. Our northern office covered during the event and we will cover for them next week in their forced social event.
*So the car, good news is no broken window, no damage at all. I went out and found the drivers door not quite closed. My heart jumped and I looked in to see the glove box open as was the center console. Since I keep very little if anything in my car there wasn’t much to go through. The gloves and few maps were in the seat, nothing else removed from the glove box. The center console had the tray in the seat and the Excedrin bottle in the seat but nothing missing. The only thing missing was a very expensive pair of Maui Jim sunglasses that I didn’t actually buy, they were a gift from Vicki as she got them as swag from work. But still a bummer as they were fantastic glasses and retail at about $300 bucks. (I would never actually spend that on sunglasses.) As I type this I wonder if they took my phone charger and I didn’t notice. But luckily its an extra one if they did that and I rarely every use it.
I had gotten home at 12:00 a.m. from work and usually I take my briefcase out of the back and hit the button to close it. I then hit the lock/alarm button about the time I get to the door and it has finished closing. I am assuming based on no damage that I left it unlocked and someone was just walking by checking door handles. Good thing that everything I keep in the car would fit in a sandwich bag.
Oh well, this day is over. Tomorrow is a rare middle of the week day off to go to a show. More on that after the fact.