Week #35

4:30 AM

This week, I've been running all sorts of errands. Even with that, it's still a light week.

I've also started counting down until Downton Abbey's premier. Unfortunately, it's not going to air in the States until next year, but I'm fortunate enough to know an expat like myself who's still got accounts active in the UK and is gracious enough to let me watch it on her dime.

Also, the deck is still currently in the works. It's such a big patio deck that it takes a couple of weeks for two people to get it done. It's all the cleaning, sanding and then painting, but this week was the last week of working on it and it's done. We've been pushing through it since it's Michael's mum's birthday and we always have a barbecue dinner at our place.

What about you? How was your week?


Week #36

9:00 PM

This week has been has been relatively light and easy. My main focus is to continue to look for employment and with the economy in the States being in such a horrid state and I don't necessarily live in a big city ... well, it's big in their standards, jobs are hard to come by.

This week's quote is from T.S. Elliot. "I have measured out my life with coffee spoons." There really isn't a rhyme or reason to which quote I choose to use every week.

It's a month before my holiday to the East Coast, which I'm excited about. I've started to compile a list of what outfits I'd like to bring. Michael has been reminding me on a daily basis that we can't bring too much since the airline charges us $25 for the first bag and $35 for the second checked bag. If I can't fit it all in one suitcase, then I can't bring it. There's also the issue of weight. If I'm to bring one bag, I have to leave enough room for the stuff I'm going to be buying whilst I'm there.

The only busy day this week was on Wednesday where I catered desserts to about 40+ people for a meeting. I've made chocolate mint whoopie pies and brownies. Other than that, Michael and I have been prepping to paint the back deck patio of the house.

My week was light. How was yours?