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HALF SLUG HALF BEE (the busy kind)
Anders and Karin left at 5'ohgod in the morning to drive a couple hours north for an all-day soccer tournament. They JUST called (at 9:00 pm!) and are finally done with everything, but Karin still has to shower before they jump in the car to come home. Which means they won't be home before nearly midnight on a school night. Horrors! Their team came in second and they played great...Karin scored the only goal in the final and they were tied and into sudden death before the other team managed to score again.

Martin and I started the day out as total slugs. We were supposed to go clean at his school but it COMPLETELY slipped my mind. I didn't have it written down anywhere and am feeling very guilty that I totally forgot. We both got up late, slugged through the morning and then went to see Breaking Dawn in the early afternoon. Karin had gone with a friend yesterday, so we didn't have any guilty feelings about going without her. It was pretty good actually, though some of the dramatic moments were a bit much, and holy crap, they sure managed to make Kristen Stewart look like a total zombie!

Then Martin went with me to my office where I finished up 2 major projects that I couldn't do from home and I am feeling all kinds of accomplished now. Thank goodness he WAS with me, as it took 3 hours to do, and if he hadn't been helping, I would probably STILL be there. But! 2 more Christmas presents done and 2 more big things crossed off my to-do list. Of course my to-do list keeps growing like a frickin' Hydra. For every head I chop off, 2 more grow in its place. *sigh*

The week ahead doesn't feel like it will be all that crazy, but we're hosting Thanksgiving at the end of it: 26 people! 4 turkeys! 42 million pounds o potatoes! And at some point, I have to clean the house. I've heard guests appreciate it when you clean the house in advance of their arrival, yes?

I hope your weekend was equal parts superslug and busybee, like mine was and that you are feeling both accomplished AND relaxed!
mood: accomplished
music: One Republic—Marching On


Kevin and I just raked 20 bags of leaves...

How on earth do you cook four turkeys? Do you do them all the same or variations for each one?

The same, two at a time. Swedish turkeys are tiny!

Oh dear, my weekend was all studying, until the very last minute today before assignment deadline at midnight. Well at 23:59 actually, but the clock turned midnight the very second I clicked the Send button, and I was one minute late! Darn. I hope they won't give me an "extrauppgift" now just because of my one minute delay.... See, if you don't send in your assignment before deadline, you get an extrauppgift as punishment!

Now I am trying to relax a bit after the final stress so that I can sleep. And then up early tomorrow morning for work!

Can't waint until mid-January when all this studying will finally be over! :)

Sounds like you had a good weekend being half slug half bee!


It was a good weekend! I am glad I am not studying on top of everything else! :)

From Megsie

Not too much relaxation. I did sit and watch "It's a Wonderful Life" with my family yesterday. And Jeff did the cooking on Friday AND Saturday night (We went out tonight). That was pure awesome, not having to cook. And...he is slotted to cook again tomorrow...hee! I will begin cooking for Thanksgiving on Tuesday, and Wednesday. I hope to get my part done so THE COOK of the house can do the Turkey on Thursday and have the kitchen to himself. The cleaning is appreciated, but I don't know how far I will get...with the laundry and the laundry and the laundry. UGH! I did get two classes all corrected and grades posted, so I do feel somewhat accomplished as well. My poor other class, maybe I can still work a bit more....xo

Re: From Megsie

I haven't seen that movie in 15 years. I don't think my kids have ever seen it at all! Oy!

It's always best when Anders cooks, I encourage it as much as possible! :p

Wait, hosting a Thanksgiving for 26 people and it won't be that crazy!?! Liz, you are a better woman than I.
Also, I have done NOTHING toward Christmas this year, other than making a half gallon of Kahlua, that will be bottled up in another couple of weeks, after daily shaking.
So you, have at least 3 (as in two more) Christmas tasks done, while I have only started shaking things up...

It will be crazy that DAY, but not leading up to it. I don't do anything but grocery shop and clean house and set the table. Everyone else has to cook!

Well that is a good way to handle the sanity. I did less cooking for the Fake Thanksgiving than I have ever done for that kind of a feast, and it did make a huge difference in the craziness level.

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