Good morning! Come on in! Sit down, have something hot to warm your hands and let’s catch up on the week.
There had been another winter storm this week. I thought this was worse than last week’s storm because I received an emergency alert on my phone about a snow squall on Wednesday morning. When a storm triggers an emergency alert, that’s serious. The only alert I got from last week’s storm was my Alexa notifying me of a wind advisory.
I heard the mountains got somewhere between 2-3 feet of snow while the lower elevations got about an inch. I saw a little bit of snow in my front and back yards but it pretty much melted after a few hours. The first snow storms of the season are never pretty. The snow is watery and not the powdery stuff Utah is known for. There was also quite a bit of hail. I sure hope it didn’t damage anything in the garden.
On the day before the storm, while mom went into the office and doctor’s appointment, I treated myself to breakfast. A few months ago, my manager gave everyone a gift-card for Grubhub. I kept the gift-card to myself since this was the only way I can finally get something I truly wanted, which is a hearty breakfast.
I received $100 in Doordash gift card last year and ended up spent it all on the food mom wanted – Red Lobster. I don’t know if I mentioned this but I’m not a fan of seafood. I told mom I don’t want seafood and asked why we can’t get something I want. After telling her what I wanted, she replied, “Unfortunately, I don’t want what you want.”
So for once, I’m getting what I want, which is a hearty breakfast from Cracker Barrel – 2 eggs, grits, biscuits and gravy, hashbrown casserole, bacon, sausage, and ham – and oh, it was awesomely good. It was the best breakfast I’ve had in a while. I actually felt warm and fuzzy after this.
I do wish I get to go to Cracker Barrel more often. I love American diner-style food. This week was the first time I visited this restaurant in almost 3 years and I had to be very sneaky about it – eat the food, put it in a bag, make sure no evidence is left behind, and place the bag in the garbage bin. It’s almost like when I buy stuff online and when the package arrives, I take and hide it in my room so mom won’t give me a hard time about it.
I needed that large breakfast, too, because I woke up to 80+ emails in my work inbox. Yikes!
For once in quite a while, this has been a fun week. I didn’t head into the office until Friday where I worked until around noon. That’s when the department and I went to do our quarterly activity. Each quarter (every 3 months), we, as a department, would plan a fun group activity. This year, we went to see a movie in March, played golf in May, Watched soccer in August, and this time, we are going bowling and axe throwing.
It was so fun when we did it last November though I got a lot of criticism from mom and the family about the axe throwing. I thought it was a great way to relieve all the pent-up anger.
This year, the department invited other departments to join. We were joined by the shipping department who was an equally fun group. They gave me tips on improving my bowling and my score actually improved the second time around. I managed to knock down a few pins each time. By the end, I actually found out the way to improve my bowling – I have to channel my anger and be aggressive. Don’t hold back, just let the ball go.
I was pretty good at axe throwing this time, too. I managed to get the axe to stick, even though it wasn’t the bullseye. After bowling and axe throwing, we proceeded to the arcade, where I also felt more experienced second time around. I actually won tickets and with my co-workers generously giving me their tickets, I got to exchange the tickets for a new stress-relief squeeze toy. Isn’t he cute?
#weekendcoffeeshare is hosted by Natalie of Natalie the Explorer. I appreciate you stopping by and hope to chat again same time next week.