If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern. - Ursula K. LeGuin

Sunday, December 21, 2008

My Weekend

I haven't really done lists here at Dirt and Rocks. IRL I'm a big list maker but they are always To Do lists. However I feel the need to document what I've done this weekend in list form. Here it goes:
  • Worked out at the dojo with b
  • Went to god-awful show
  • Dropped in on Pumpkin's party
  • Food shopping
  • Finished Christmas shopping for humans
  • Baked coffee cake for friends
  • Visited Pumpkin as she was bored and immobile
  • Visited with friends; saw their new house; played with a puppy
  • Walked Pupzilla twice
  • Ran 2 miles (yeah I know, wimpy, but I'm working my way back up)
  • Baked bread
  • Baked small loaves of banana bread for b to give to his superiors
  • Cooked Avgolemono soup (well my version - I use onions instead of celery and broad egg noodles instead of orzo)
  • More food shopping (for everything I forgot the first time)
  • Finished the analysis I need for tomorrow morning's meeting
  • Wrote an email to my Department Head explaining my position on a potential spousal hire in the middle of a budget crisis
  • Ate a yummy dinner of grilled cheese sandwiches (with home-baked bread) and Avgolemono soup
  • Drank a Guinness (well several but not all in the same day)
  • Blogged
Why do they call it our days off?

Tomorrow will only be a half day of work for me. It is b's last day off (he worked all weekend) before Christmas and there are still errands to be done. We have yet more food shopping to do (going to specialty supermarket for Christmas dinner fixins') and then we need to buy presents for the pets (shhh, don't tell but Pupzilla is getting a new bed this year).

Also I'm obviously in the middle of a baking frenzy. I still have cinnamon buns to bake for Christmas morning (it's actually an all day affair I do every Christmas Eve) but then after Christmas I want to try sourdough bread again and I want to bake a chicken pot pie.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Yay, Pupzilla! If you have time to take a picture of him in his new bed, that would be so cute! Or at least let us know how he likes it:)

You sound like an amazing cook. I can just smell the cinnamon buns! I don't even know what Avgolemono soup is, but you've got me drooling. I think I'll look that up.

I've only been in "blogland" for nine months, but I have enjoyed reading yours very much. Sending best wishes for a beautiful Christmas for you and your family.