Since I took today as a snow day, I'll be heading to work tomorrow (at least we'll have a delivery truck by then and we'll have something to put on the shelves!). I was supposed to be giving a piece of furniture to someone via Freecycle, but I haven't heard from her in a couple of days, and frankly, I'm not chasing her.
Sunday - up in the air! Depends on the weather, I suppose.
Recovering from a minor surgical procedure. I have five stitches in a fairly tender place, which are now hurting like a bitch after the local anaesthetic wore off. It's also dull, grey and raining, so today is going to be a sofa day with home-made soup for lunch. I'm catching up on old seasons of Project Runway that weren't shown on TV here - my God, that Gretchen from season 8 is such a horrible person and her clothes suck.
Bull riding at the Garden Sunday afternoon (we're watching, not riding : )
Otherwise uneventful. Quizzes to revise for the kiddies next week; papers to grade; chores I should do-- I've been very lazy lately, and the place is something of a shambles. I don't know if it's the weather or this lingering cold I can't quite shake, but all I want to do is eat and sleep. If I can get myself to take a shower today, it will be an accomplishment. If only I could snap my fingers and have it all done -- laundry put away, kitchen and bathroom clean, papers graded. No wonder I want to stay in bed.
I brought some work home to do (tomorrow!), and we just played the Firefly board game (it's fun!) and we ran errands today, including picking up a heated pad from my dad for our pug - she actually laid down on the heating vent earlier, poor thing. (it's not that cold in here, I swear)
Tomorrow is work and laundry, and delicious cheese and bread that we picked up. L'Amuse Gouda - it's so delicious! We bought some for NYE and went back to get more today..
I decided against buying the saxophone. Money saved!
My inner parent is pleased. "you didn't need such a professional instrument. You weren't going to play it that often. There are other more important and more urgent things..."
Needlegrrl, can I advise you to practice the Dutch pronunciation of 'Gouda'? I think it would be rather funny to be pretentious about the original pronunciation with a guttural g. Like people will do about the proper Italian way of saying tagliatelli etc.
Just hunkering down. Heavy snow is coming today, and then the bottom falls out of the temperatures. We're looking at highs tomorrow around -10˚ and wind chills hitting -40˚. I'll be spending all day tomorrow making sure the cold water pipe in the kitchen doesn't freeze.
Jouke, that sounds fun. I will have to try and find it, so I can practice.
I went to a cheese tasting class in August, and it opened up a whole world of cheese. (and also gave me a fabulous cheesemonger contact, so I can go to his shop and say "what's good?", and have him sell me yummy cheese.)
I hope everyone who is getting more snow stays warm and pipes, etc work the way they are supposed to!
Ha, Janet, tx for that link.
Yes, people will stare at you blankly I guess.
For some people that would be a major pay off; intimidating others with knowledge. (maybe I've been hanging out with IT narcissists too much)
I'm sick again and can't make it to the bull riding. Jon and I were looking forward. He doesn't want to go without me. I'm so bummed. : (
Every time I lie down I start coughing and wheezing. Barely got any sleep last night. I must go to work this week, though. I can't miss more work. I may need to go back to the doctor if the wheezing keeps up. Meh.
Sounds like an elephant carriage. Home of Stroopwafels and my friend Agnes, square-jawed, blue-eyed, bright and lovely, her name properly pronounced Akhnesh, which sounds like some Egyptian or Lovecraftian deity: Akh-Nesh, wings of lightning, woe of fate, scourge of terror.