Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Working moms - Sometime You Have To Compromise

Dinner tonight was Barber Foods chicken Cordon Blue & Chicken Parmesan stuffed breasts with frozen mixed veggies along with another package of frozen green beans, steamed in my favorite Tupperware microwave container.  A smidgen of butter and salt.
Then I pulled out the "emergency" Hungry Jack potato flakes for "instant mashed potatoes" and that my friends, was dinner.

Sometimes a girl has got to do, what a girl has got to do!! When you don't come home till very late, and hubby, bless his little heart after almost 21 years of marriage still can't figure it out, even with written instructions.  Well, I have no idea.  I used to stress about it, no, seriously, like totally stress about it.  Killing myself with either "Lola" - you know my crockpot, or prepare in advance.  I've tried freezer meal recipes.  God bless the women that can take an entire weekend to do that.  I personally cannot.  I tried once, just once to do that.  That was enough for me!!

 The other alternative that a whole lot of modern America does, is go out to eat.  We have done that as well, and to be honest with you?  I cook better and it's tons cheaper and healthier if I make a semi-homemade meal at home, even if it means we eat later.  So my friends, that was dinner for us tonight.   

However, I have to share with you my funny, well I think it's a funny story.  On the 2nd item ever I have ever placed on Craigslist.  Pictured below is my dining room table.

My dining room table

Solid wood bench - sits 4

4 of the most comfortable solid wood chairs you have ever set on

I put it on Craigslist trying to downsize and get a smaller dining room table.  It served my family of 7 perfectly for so many years!!
Then when I became the "matriarch" for family functions when my mom could no longer do it, it served us even better.  Picture a very large Greek, boisterous family of immediates numbering at about 27, that's with 2 leaves (not pictured) in the dining room table and extra chairs of course.  Yep, that would be my family, with first cousins in Europe removed of course!!
But I no longer have use for this size of a dining room table.   Things have changed over the years.  Kids grown, married, moved away, and they all have family's and lives of their own.
Of course 2.5 seconds after I posted this very well used and loved dining room table, leaves and chairs, I got some very serious responses for IMMEDIATE TRANSACTIONS.  I probably would of believed them if they could spell a lick.  Or the fact that "all of them" wanted to pay by PayPal.  So of course I had done my homework on "PayPal" and as honorable as PayPal is.  The only protection they provide is for E bay purchases and also if you have the item shipped and delivered to the paying address on file.  How strange that all the attention I received for the dining room set was for the buyers wanting to buy it for someone else.  Meaning, you accept the money from the buyer, and then they have you ship to an alternative address not associated with PayPal, like their dad, aunt, uncle etc.  You know what that means right?  They can file a complaint against you (and they do), so the monies are reversed and you are out of merchandise.  I know right?  How sad has this world become.  
I think I'll keep it for another 50+ years.  It's big, it's solid and it's all mine!!

Till next time!!

Dishin with Didi

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