It's the first day of my new schedule at work. My new laptop is with my genius computer guy getting a great anti-virus and some new programs. The weather is crappy wintery snow. I have done almost everything on my work to-do list and am anxious to start my home to-do list as soon as I get there. It's definitely a Manic Monday! And what is better on a Monday than something to brighten your day? Nothing! That's what. So, without further ado, I give you my Make Monday Manageable Tip...
You know how you go into the grocery store and you need to buy a loaf of bread but you want to get the freshest of the fresh? So what do you do? You squeeze them for softness, right? Well this tip will keep you from squeezing loaves for good.
Did you know that bread is delevered fresh to the store five days a week? Breads are made on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and there is a way you can tell on which day it was made! I got a tip in my e-mail one day that included this fact...
EACH DAY HAS A DIFFERENT COLOR TWIST TIE!
OMG! Really? No more squeezy squeeze? I could get the freshest bread just by remembering twist tie colors? No way!
I was, of course, rather skeptical about this fact, so I put it in a safe folder in my e-mail to come back to later. The next day, I was in the grocery store to buy my daily doughnut (apologies to my fat thighs for my bad habit of getting five more winks thus allowing no time for a real breakfast) and I saw the bread man stocking shelves. I walked right past him. Then I stopped dead in my tracks, turned around and politely asked him if he could answer a question for me. He, being the wonderful guy he is, obliged. And what I found out was...
EACH DAY DOES HAVE A DIFFERENT COLOR TWIST TIE!
I did find out, however, that the colors that were in my original e-mail were not in the correct order according to my bread guy. So I urge you, to find the bread guy/gal at your most frequent bread buying haunt and ask for the colors they use. You will get the freshest bread and therefore it will last longer before drying out! Yippee! no more stale-before-it's-gone purchases!
In my grocery store, it goes like this...
So, if I am in the store on a Saturday to buy bread, I would buy the one with the yellow twist tie to get the freshest. I would NOT want one with a green twistie because it would be almost a week old already! This also works on buns with the little plastic clippie things. They are also color-coordinated to days!
In conclusion, search out that bread person and get your own local color code. It will Make your Monday Manageable!