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Long 4-day weekend

It has been a long weekend. *sigh*

Thanksgiving day saw two meals. the first one was lunch at Rex's sister's house with his parents. It was the traditional mid-west Thanksgiving meal; turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing and the ubiquitous green bean casserole. The non-standard items were cream cheese corn and broccoli-cheese-rice casserole.

Meal two was later in the evening with Mikey. This was much more relaxed and calm. This time it was ham with the other usually suspects. After dinner we settled down on the couch and watched Over the Hedge.

Woke up at the crack of noon. I spent the day in the kitchen. Made chocolate flan, pineapple pie and 5 dozen chocolate chip oatmeal cookies. Since, I got a text for Ogar asking to picking him up early for breakfast and blacksmithing at Old Cowtown, its off to bed early.

Picked up Ogar at his apartment, breakfast at the Beacon and off to Cowtown. There were three of us in the shop. A new volunteer, the son of one of the other museum interpreters, joined us and will be in the blacksmith shop for awhile. It is hard to say how long this will be like this and how much time I will have to work at the forge.

After Cowtown and diner, I spent some time with Doug. We talked and drank tea for a couple of hours. I guess with the insight that Doug has given me, I can now see that I have been having slight boughts with depression. I'm sure that it has to do with the onset of the winter season. I thought it was just my procrastinative mind at work....

I got a call early this morning. Ogar needs help moving the final few thing from the apartment to the new house. After unloading the last of Ogar's stuff at the house I made a trip to Thi Bhin Supermarket to replenish my supply of Jasmine tea.

It is time for bed. I am so looking forward to getting back to work. Even though the time off is nice to have, I need the routine of the work place to get me through the winter.


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Dec. 3rd, 2008 05:44 am (UTC)
Re: Missed
I have to say thank you for noticing. Sometimes really wonder if anyone would notice if I were not there anymore....

December looks like it is shaping up to be busier than Nov.
Dec. 1st, 2008 03:16 pm (UTC)
"I need the routine of the work place to get me through the winter."

In addition, you may want to try some of those "daylight corrected" compact fluorescent lamps! They appear a bit blue at first, but "feel" amazingly like natural light.

A friend of mine had suggested them for photographing my work (4 or 5 26w, ganged together on 1 side, with a white reflector on the other), and suddenly the studio looks like noon on a spring day!

Sometimes, the local power company has a special on them.
Dec. 3rd, 2008 05:48 am (UTC)
Thank you for the information, I will have to keep an eye out for them. I would love some in the basement where I seem to spend most of my time. I could definitely use better lighting here.
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Dec. 3rd, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
It was quite a weekend even though I feel like I got nothing accomplished at all.

(have I mentioned how much I LOVE that icon?!...*sweating*)
Why thank you so much, I had just finished making that sling I wanted some pictures of it. Glad I could make you sweat.
Dec. 2nd, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
I can relate to the routine of working. Ihave been working three jobs for the past year now and when I get any time off, i feel out of place and use my time wastefully or at least to me is wasted. I really enjoy the hat and shirt from HBN 08. Thanks again.
Dec. 3rd, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)
I don't truly relaxing is a waste of time. But I do understand keeping yourself busy.
I glad you enjoy the cap and shirt. I cannot tell you how much I love the mug and tea bowl I got from you. Not just in color but in feel, that mug has become a evening friend, filled with Jasmine tea, it is the last thing I see before bed.

Thank you so very much.
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