working! Wow, what a concept! But it's been productive. I've had official verification that I'm not going nuts and that this project is probably one of the most complex of its type. Good one to start with after staying at home for THREE YEARS!!!!
So frankly I'm a little brain dead, since it's been about 9 straight hours of slogging through data and studies. I've got to do another couple hours tonight. We're getting there... I'm just really busting my butt to try to make room for other stuff. Like birthdays and Christmas.
And a Backyardigans edible Christmas decoration cooking lesson with G and her best buddy A and my pal Bec. That's what we did yesterday morning. It was a nice reprieve from the work-filled days just previous. After the class we did some grocery shopping together. It's amazing how two little almost 3 year old girls sitting together in a grocery cart, giggling and tossing tins of guacamole and mexican salsa into the back, can bring a perma-smile to your face. Just before naptime meltdown. It was loads of fun while it lasted! But I did get a surprise tomato out of the deal; G slipped one into my bag of apples when I wasn't looking and I didn't see it until I started putting things away in the fridge!
And the birthday dinner for the man last night. Terra restaurant, a jewel up in our neck of the woods. As expensive as many a jewel, but then not every day is a special birthday. Tomato & boccacini salad before a seafood grill platter for me; wasabi crusted seared tuna and a AAA filet for my guy. Of course, he had to have his Grey Goose Vodka martini, a Niagara Pinot Noir with dinner (which he shared with me), and a Grand Marnier to round it off after the lovely flourless chocolate torte complete with birthday message and candle (but no tacky clap-happy rendition of the Birthday song, thank goodness). That was a nice way to spend yesterday.
So such is my mundane life right now. Squeezing out a pathetic little post, for what it's worth.