Monday, August 10, 2015

Just When You Thought it Was Safe to Go in the Lunchroom

Abby here reporting from Rancho de Retriever on Monday.  Mom had to drive back to work from Chicago late last night.  Traffic was heavy and when she got in she was really tired, but had to get up early.

She was tempted to grab a large coffee and donut and head in, but  motivated by blogville diet bloggers Murphy and Stanley's Mom and Oreo's Mom at

she decided to pack a healthy breakfast and lunch for the day, as she'd gained a few pounds in the last weeks of dealing with her dad being ill and traveling far, away.

In her bento box and lunch bag went some yogurt and almonds,  Dave's Killer Powerseed bread with hummus and cucumbers, carrot sticks and some grapes.  Then she got to work.

One of the "probies" that was on her team before a organization restructuring, finished his first year up.  It's a big thing in squirrelville.  Most guys bring in donuts.

With some help from his wonderful wife, this probie brought in two chocolate foundations (white and dark) with big bowls of cut up strawberries, bananas, rice crispy treats, angel food cake, pretzels and marshmallows (did I mention angel food cake and marshmallows?).   Apparently you can buy your own little chocolate fountains at Meier for about $21.

Let's just, tired and stressed Mom did her best to make him know how thoughtful that was, even if she doesn't work with this group any longer.  The healthy sandwich was barely touched and she said she just somehow kept wandering back to the lunch room to inventory the food.

Warning - HBO word in the video.  I'm not going to say that was not the best idea in the world. . . but here's Mom on her trip home from work  (don't step on any more cars Mom!)
Tomorrow - back on the healthy eating plan.


  1. Hari OM
    Crikey - with mates like that, who needs squirrels to chase??? Oh well. Always another day, eh Abby? Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  2. We can so understand. It happens so easily!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Eating healthy are highly overrated, BOL!

  4. Good Probie! And congrats to them on surviving their first year in Squirrelville. Glad your Mom had fun despite the choco-covered healthy snacks.

  5. Eating healthy at the office is challenging. I'm OK most of the day, but by about 3:00 - look out! We tend to have lots of sweets around the office and when I get tired late in the day I almost always give in and have a less than healthy snack.

  6. wow and all our mom ever sees in the lunchroom is cold coffee..................wowzer...your mom is packing a very tasty lunch though...stella rose

  7. You can't eat healthy ALL the time. That sounds delish!

  8. Anyone tested the fountain with Nutella?

  9. Wow! We love the Ghost Busters! It's one of ghostwriter's favorite movies!

    We have an old friend whose favorite saying was, live happy, die fat. She recently got cancer and had to go through chemo. If it wasn't for her extra poundage, she would have never survived.

  10. I'*ve read chocolate can be healthy too... but it seems that was a hoax :o)


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