Friday, August 08, 2008


I’ve been out sick this week. Only one day from work, but it still was enough to zap most of my energy for the week. What is it with that fine line you draw when calling in sick to work? You don’t want people to think you’re a slacker, but on the other hand, they need you to come into work, but don’t want you there at the same time!

Personally, I don’t want my coworkers even NEAR me if they’re sick. Go home! Don’t come to work with your germs and spread them around (like one of my coworkers did to me). You don’t have to prove how dedicated you are by dragging your wheezing, sneezing, coughing, snotty, mucous-laden arse into the workplace! I’m no martyr by any stretch and will stay home even if I have a bad headache (sinus migraine), because I know I’m not doing anyone any good by being miserable.

Those are what sick days are for! O.k., off soapbox for now…

In other news, the guest bathroom is done and looks wonderful! I will post pics after this weekend when we have all the extra pieces-parts put back together again. Next week, the master bath gets done, which should be easier since it is smaller (go figure).

In other, other news, I made German Potato salad this week and it was divine! The only thing I remember my father knowing how to cook was German Potato salad, and it was always a special treat.

German Potato Salad
(my way)

8 – 10 medium potatoes, peeled & cut into bite sized chunks (I used Yukon Gold)
5-7 strips of bacon, diced into small pieces
1 onion, chopped
½ cup apple cider vinegar
2-3 tablespoons sugar
Salt & Pepper

Cook potatoes in boiling/simmering water till fork tender, drain and return to pot. In a sautee pan, cook bacon over med-high heat till golden brown, add onions. Cook onions with bacon till both are nicely browned, set aside. Mix apple cider with sugar in a microwave safe container and heat, stirring regularly, till sugar is dissolved. Pour cider vinegar mixture, and onion mixture over potatoes, stir gently. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve warm.


R.Powers said...

Congrats on remodeling sans alimony payments.
That German Potato Salad recipe sounds great.
I'm going to make it, haven't had any for a long time.

Just the Right Size said...

Ohiomom, I try to justify that German Potato salad is "healthier" because there is no mayo....but somehow I forget about the bacon!

It's good and gives a different twist to something so common.

OhioMom said...

LOL ... gremlins ? You answered me before I commented :)

Looks great, congrats on the remodel job and hope you are feeling better.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see your remodeling pics! We're still trying to tackle our bathrooms, and um, that could take awhile

Your recipes on here had me drooling! Don't be surprised if you see me moving around on your site looking for new ideas! I love new recipes and you've got some good ones on here!

Loved the site, I noticed you mentioned Andrew! Are you down in Miami? I grew up there. :)
I wasn't in Andrew, but hub's family and other family members were, and we were there 24 hrs after it hit to help out. I don't think I'll ever forget the shock as long as I live!

Just the Right Size said...

Ohiomom, ROTF!!! I think the gremlins have eaten my brain! (enter creepy Twilight Zone music here...)

FC, we still have one more bathroom to go! I'll keep that mediator's business know...just in case.

Laura, no we're in Orlando. Hubby is from Key West and went through Andrew in Miami at a friend's house. But you're near my old stomping grounds...I'm from Bradenton/Sarasota. Go Tampa!


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