Holiday weekend 1

Early day on Friday, as I was awoken before 6 by Jill, whose car had stalled out while driving and she was at the mechanic. I got her, went home and showered, then we drove to my work and she took my car to school. Good thing was getting out early, and I took the time to catch up on paper and TV and get hardcore about tackling my annual artists to watch CD sampler, as well as the new Christmas one I started last year. I’m a bit behind schedule, as I wanted to be done with the assembling last weekend and just be burning this week, but it seems I’m always late and rushing to get ‘er done last minute, so why change now? Jill made a tasty breaded chicken, mac and cheese, and broccoli combo for dinner, but went to bed soon after. I stayed up for not too much longer.

Saturday we slept in, then Jill went to run errands and I made myself a breakfast burrito. I read the paper and worked some more on the samplers. Jill studied some, then got ready for my office party. I got ready and we left shortly after 6. We got there right on time (after getting a little lost), then got some drinks and appetizers. We sat at a table with people from my group, and enjoyed ourselves. The prime rib was mighty tasty, as well as the strawberry cheesecake. We needed to leave early, but we’d gotten some play money to play casino games with. Not having a lot of time, we put it all on numbers for one spin of roulette and lost it all. No big deal since it was just play. Jill went straight to bed while I stayed up and watched some of SNL before I started to fall asleep.

Jill was out early this morning as she was meeting people to study at 6. I didn’t get up ’til after 10, and I walked Illa and made a tasty cranberry/apple syrup and pancakes to put it on. I also made a cranberry/cashew bread (I’d bought fresh cranberries for Thanksgiving but never used them), then marinated some chicken for dinner. By then it was time for the Redskins/Eagles game, which they actually had a chance to win, but didn’t. I’m sending out invoices for some completed eBay auctions, then surf a little and leave the office so Jill can continue studying. I hope to finish my track selection on the samplers tonight, and start digging through my monthly comics shipment.