If you watch TV, you have probably seen the hump day commercials?
During at least one meeting on a Wednesday, someone at my work would mimic the “guess what day it is”, some better than others, bringing much needed humor to the subject at hand.
Now my Hump Day looks a bit different. I have my to-do list still. Doing yoga, calling the plumber, going to the grocery store (in anticipation of 4-8 in of snow tomorrow!) are way different than my work to-dos such as scheduling interviews, reviewing and editing budget testimony, IT roadmap, Approps committee talking points, hot issues etc. And I usually experienced more than 1 fire to put out each day and it could easily trash my day to the point where I accomplished little else. Oft times the fires came up from somebody’s failure to deal timely with a deadline or request. A constant source of frustration!
I have focused on indoor tasks, like cooking, organizing files, etc. The other night I made Braised chicken with carrots and fennel. I saw the recipe in Southern Living and left out the green olives (as the hubby won’t eat olives), added fennel and bone-in chicken wings. I had to up the ingredient portions to about 1 1/2 the requirement. Served it over couscous, the small kind not Israeli. And then lightly steamed some asparagus to place on top.
We plan to eat out tonight looking at one of these new-to-us restaurants.
Hanks Oyster Bar, BRABO or Jackson 20 all in Old Town. I want to go to Hanks though I don’t think they take reservations. I like BRABO’s menu though it is pricey. So will see where we end up as we will be at home tomorrow, I’m sure.