@SmartCookie I come from a mole-y people and we have them removed all the time! It makes me feel squicky to think about but is always not at all big deal or painful.
GUYS MY AUCTION MADE ALMOST $10,000 MORE THAN MY BOSS' GOAL!!! It made $2,000 more than my goal (my boss may or may not have NO faith in my ability to do my job). It ended up making about 30% more than they did in 2012 - I started two weeks after it ended last year, so I was especially excited since it was my first year running it!
My coworkers took me out to lunch to celebrate and people kept congratulating me all day - it was the first time in a year I really felt like a useful part of my team! My boss, however, has still not acknowledged to me that the auction happened and keeps trying to give credit to my coworker (he is very kindly and stubbornly continuing to remind her that I did all the work).
I am very proud and very frustrated and trying to focus on the proud part and forget about the frustrated part.
Writing this out is making me feel all warm and excited again!!
2 roughly chopped heads of cauliflower, chopped onion, a couple cloves of garlic, salt, pepper & a 28oz can of crushed tomatoes. 4~ hours on high, 6~ on low (until cauliflower is soft). Serve with salty parmesan cheese, crusty bread and dry white wine! This is what I made for dinner tonight :-)
You can also do it on the stovetop in a big pot & cook for 1~ hour. Sometimes I do 1 cauliflower & potato chunks, sometimes I add red pepper flakes or parm rinds. Its super yummy and really easy to modify...
omg I haven't even read this yet but I may have given a little yelp of excitement!!! I <3 the Fug Girls! They responded to a tweet of mine once and that was probably my most amazing Internet Moment ever.
I am pumped to say that I just found a replacement pair of my favorite neon red pumps on sale online for 75% off!!!
I'd bought them in the spring, wore them and wore them and wore them until one of the heels started to pop off. I took them to my shoe repair last week and they said it would be about $50 to fix since they would have to take it apart and put it back together.
I was idly searching for a new pair of red shoes on Cyber Monday sales and found THE SAME EXACT PAIR in my size for $40. I AM SO EXCITED TO GET THESE BABIES IN THE MAIL.
Our HR Director just walked around and told us to leave at 4, yay!!
Also I just bought 2 rugs for $75 (black and white stripe for kitchen, grey and white striped runner for our long, skinny "sun room") and I'm so excited for them to come in the mail! I've been waiting and waiting to find the right rugs - they're like the last two things I needed to finish up our apartment!
Also also a work update: My auction that opened last Friday is ROCKING (knock on wood) - we're almost at 60% of our total goal and we're not really expecting bidding to pick up until this weekend (it ends Monday). Yeah!
@granny squares Wine and Rum Punch. My boyfriend and I are always responsible for the booze!
Maybe a pie if I'm feeling crazy tomorrow morning.
@planforamiracle Agh I'm jealous! My last boss was amazing (paying for training, bringing me to meetings, mentoring), but the second-in-command in our department was so awful that he gave me panic attacks. I took my current job out of desperation. Then two months after I left they fired the terrible guy and I miss my old job so much!!
I'm trying to find a way to do what I want in this position (since my title/job description are so vague) but man, is it hard! The Arts!
@Onymous I'm glad to hear it!! Fingers crossed for no more swollen jaws in your future...
@professionalmess Grown Up Clothes or gift cards to places that sell Grown Up Clothes.
Also replacement heads for my Clarisonic. Really gettin' crazy with the Christmas list this year, people. Watch out!