April 12, 2006

Comfort Food.

Ever have one of those days? Ever have it stretch out to cover a week? How about one week stretching to cover a whole month?

That's me these days. As many of you know, I'm the acting store manager of the Duck U. Bookstore. I started in that position back in November, when the store manager went on maternity leave... but she never came back, deciding instead to be a stay-at-home mom (and who could blame her?).

Since she left to expel her parasite, though, I've had THREE different district managers. I've had to interview for the position of store manager with four other people, and I've got another one (with the newest district manager) coming up towards the end of next week.

Throw in the time of year, when the Spring semester is drawing towards a close (which means textbook buyback) and both Summer AND Fall semester textbook adoption forms are due in, and I'd be hard-pressed to do my job anyway... my OLD job, back when there was both an assistant manager (moi, who handled most of the text decisions) and a store manager (who did much of the paperwork). Now, though, I'm doing the equivalent of TWO different jobs, both of which need full attention.

Throw in my impending birthday (on the same day as Imola), inching closer to the frightening 40, and I'm crispy around the edges to say the least.

Then Momduck called. She told me to meet her outside the store (understandable, since parking is nightmarish around Duck U.). "Well, okay, sure." So she drives up, and hands me a tupperware container. "It's for dinner tonight, enjoy!"

So tonight, I got to enjoy a meal that I haven't had in AT LEAST seven years: tuna-noodle casserole. Yep, it's pretty simple stuff: can or two of tuna, peas, can of cream-of-something-white soup, stir, serve over bowtie pasta.

But I can't make it like Momzerduck can. Comfort food... is there anything better when you're in the middle of a bad patch?

Thanks, Momzerduck! Love ya, quack!

Posted by: Wonderduck at 04:54 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 Awwwww! Damn right on the comfort food front, nothing in the world like familiar tastes. When I was very young, Mama Flotsky would make a breakfast for my sister and I called coddled eggs. This was buttered bread cut into squares, with the contents of a boiled egg mushed into it. These days I add a fair bit of pepper, but it is an instant doorway back in time.

Mrsfb a while back had some medication which had the side effect of killing her appetite. I was a bit lost for things to tempt her with, but that was the one that worked

Posted by: flotsky at April 12, 2006 08:08 PM (Dl1rW)

2 I am hereafter known as DuckyNoodle. Glad you enjoyed dinner last night...it seems to have done it's job!
Wish you could go outside and play. It is a warm and sunny day. Both kitties are in the catnip patch and their furry faces are looking very happy.

Posted by: Duckydoodle at April 13, 2006 05:55 AM (Ffvoi)

3 My mom, ladies and gentlemen! With guest stars, Rumpole and Hercule, the cats!

Posted by: Wonderduck at April 13, 2006 06:34 PM (y6n8O)

4 "expel her parasite" LOL!!

Posted by: SkarTisu at April 14, 2006 12:53 AM (FVDkH)

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