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Friday evening

Friday, February 01, 2013

The start of the weekend, and I'm limp. Yesterday was month-end, which is always crazy in any finance-related business. I didn't get out of the office until after 8PM. "Dinner," if I can call it that, was cold tortillas and cheese. Then I got next to no sleep, though I don't know why. Sometimes the eyes just won't close, and this was one of those nights.I'd have happily phoned in deceased (as opposed to "sick"), but the boss had told both me and the lead that if we phoned in she'd personally hunt us down, so I went to work. I spent two and a half hours trying to reconcile figures that wouldn't reconcile, and a co-worker asked for a copy of one of my old documents. Five minutes later she asked when I thought I might have it for her!

So right now I'm having some wine and watching last night's What Not To Wear while I get ready to put a couple of chicken thighs in the oven (as soon as they thaw apart). It will feel so good not to have to work tomorrow! I'm not the sleep-in type, but I figure that if I'm snuggled in my easy chair with my knitting and a hot mug of coffee watching my guys, that's resting, too. I plan to get a bit of a workout during the Super Bowl on Sunday since my Niners are going to win -- sorry, going to PLAY. I might be wrong here, but I think that bouncing in my chair pumping my fists and shouting, "TOUCHDOWN!!!" counts as exercise. I could be wrong, of course...

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I'm about to get my taxes done, and I know I'm getting a good refund. I had been lusting over a gorgeous set of Pfaltzgraff dishes, but on further thought they're going to wait. I'm trying to do decent cooking with a set of three and a half year old K-Mart knives, which are about ready for the thrift store. I'm planning to get a decent set of knives. On a thread on one of my teams the discussion is Cartier vs. Tiffany. Right now I'm debating Solingen vs. Sheffield! But gorgeous dishes can't save mediocre food, while great food can make even paper plates beautiful. And Pfaltzgraff isn't going anywhere.

Time to go make dinner!
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