Pulling it all Together


After the fire in a local restaurant a few weeks ago, our local Rotary Chapter was left without a "headquarters" of sorts to have their weekly meetings at on Wednesdays.

Last week they ate in the fellowship hall of my church with food prepared by my sister and mom.

This week they're eating at a room in the building I work at.

Did I mention I work in a jail?

Yeah, I do.

And I've recently "redone", if you'd call it that, a room upstairs that was a complete and utter mess of junk that was just put up there to get it out of the way.

That junk has been relocated into the basement of the courthouse in what used to be the Sheriff's Office and Old Jail. So now, I took the empty room, bought tables and chairs and all sorts of good stuff, and made it into a training or conference room of sorts.

Well, my conference room is where we'll be hosting the Rotary today.

My boss, the High Sheriff, is having the guys in the kitchen bake some chicken and fix some roasted potatoes and green beans. While I'm in charge of the salad and desserts.

So I left work early yesterday to make my runs to the grocery store to get all I would need and I locked myself into my kitchen last night and stayed there till 11:40 last night.

Two Key-Lime Pies, two strawberry pies, a 3-layer red velvet cake with cream cheese icing, and a waldorf salad later and I'm done for the moment.

Closer to noon I'll have to get the salad fixed and all that. I decided to get all the toppings. If I'm going to eat a salad, I want to eat a real salad. So I got green leaf lettuce, vine ripened tomatoes, baby carrots (which will be sliced, not grated) colby/jack shredded cheese, croutons, bacon-pieces, and I boiled some eggs.

So if someone wants a few pieces of lettuce and some tomatoes and carrots, they can have that. But if they want to go all out and eat it the right way? They can do that, too.

Cause I'm a rockstar thoughtful like that.

Anyway, so that's what I'll be doing today.
Ashley Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.