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this has nothing to do with today's post, I was just fondly remembering our trip to the tulip festival awhile back with The Albino and Mr. T.It's a busy week ahead, including a Wednesday-Work-From-Home-Day in the office instead. I actually have a presentation that morning (hence the reason I have to go to the office) as part of an office-wide meeting. Tomorrow is an off-site executive work retreat, and I took next Friday and Monday off. In other words, some added disruption to my already cracktastic schedule. I'd say that the change in routine keeps things interesting, but I don't actually have a routine so it's quite interesting enough as it is. At least "boring" isn't a word that in any way applies to my job.

We spent the weekend generally avoiding responsibility and opting instead to do things we wanted to do. I spent most of my time in the studio, working on revisions and later, doing some collage work, while Sal bottled his latest batch of beer and started a second batch of sauerkraut. Oh, it's a fermenting frenzy over here at Hall House. I know he's a qualified chef and everything, but there are days when I suspect he's just randomly sticking stuff in a jar to see what happens.

Now that the studio is finished (I know, I still need to get those pictures up), we're ready to get the attic eave closet doors done. Finally! And in fact the only reason they're getting done is because we won't be doing them, but rather, hiring someone to do them. Otherwise, we'd both be drawing Social Security before they'd get done. We got a personal recommend for a local carpenter who specializes in cabinetry. We've given him some leeway on the design so I'm excited to see how they turn out.

lunch, Ms. Bento:

  • Sal's Whatever's In The Fridge Soup -- chicken, Swiss chard, potatoes, carrots, onion, golden chiogga beets, celery, garlic, mushroom broth, oregano, thyme
  • homemade ciabata and a Babybel cheese
  • pineapple with pomegranate seeds as gap fillers
  • cashews, dried cherries, and yogurt covered raisins

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Reader Comments (2)

It's Serenity Valley! I love that picture.

Feb 7, 2011 at 2:41 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnne Hawley

It totally is*! :) I could've seriously posted a hundred pictures from that trip and they all would've been frame-worthy. At the time, I was taking pictures with my extremely modest (used) camera but it didn't matter. It's impossible to snap a bad pic in that setting, I'm convinced. I think I'm going to have to make a similar trip this year....

*Although Pic #15 in that gallery this may be the Serenity Valley you're more familiar with.

Feb 7, 2011 at 3:32 PM | Registered CommenterBitty

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