Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Secretary's Day Tomorrow
Secretary's Day is tomorrow, in case anyone needs to pick up a gift. This is the first year my husband has an assistant. His workplace tradition is a catered lunch and early dismissal on Friday, but everyone still gives a little something personal. We budgeted $10. I picked up a dozen roses at Fresh Market ($6.99) along with one of their ultimate pecan cinnamon rolls ($1.09). With the remaining change I bought a six-pack of Diet Cokes for her office fridge. (She always teases my husband about drinking "faux cokes," i.e. the Kroger version.) Then I felt sorry for my husband who will have to eye that cinnamon roll on the way to work. After all, I almost couldn't stop myself from eating it on the way home! Just for him, I made another batch of the South Beach ricotta cremes using chopped pecans, extra cinnamon and Stevia instead of Splenda. Not bad! The only thing I have left to do is to rearrange the roses with ivy in a vase that will fit in the car's cupholder. Let's just say I have learned this method of flower transport the hard way!