8:30 AM - Arrive in lab. Turn on oven to heat up.
9:00-9:05 - Load oven with cookies.
9:18-9:19 - Remove cookies from oven.
10:30-10:50 - Wash dirty dishes and moderately tidy up lab.
10:50-11:15 - Check e-mail. Call egg-ladies. Is it lunch time yet?
11:15-11:25 - Discuss what we will be making for lunch.
11:25- 12:00 - Track down Dave and bother him for something to do.
12:00 - LUNCH!
Lunch is unquestionably the most important part of our day. Typical lunches range from massive colorful salads to poached eggs on toast with Call Hall cheese. Generally, lunches are funded by Amanda's huge garden. She brings the goods. I eat the goods.
Amanda made "kosher" pickles. They were not blessed by a rabbi though. I asked.
This is an Ice Creamy Joy. I made it with leftover cinnamon test-bake cookies and Call Hall ice cream. Don't worry. I shared it with Amanda. It's probably the only thing I contributed to lunch that day.
After enjoying our sacred lunch hour, our afternoon work activities vary greatly. Major projects for the month included sanding down tables, steam-blasting racks, cleaning-out the storage room, and cleaning out the freezer. It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it.