Happy April, y'all. Here's hoping that this month proves to be better than the last. I know a lot of you on my various flists are reeling today from a death, and my heart goes out to all of you. &hearts :
Things in Eratoland (and doesn't that sound like a rather naughty theme park - if only!) have been well enough, if decidely busy. After the horrendous Thursday-with-no-internet-at-work I went home and ate comfort food and drank wine while watching bloody battles on Rome (which is turning out to be my comfort dvd watching for some reason). After falling into bed at a ridiculously early hour I got up early to clean house and run errands as I took the day off of work. It turns out it was good that I got up early because my day ended up being longer than I anticipated - or at least I was moving slower than I had expected and therefore each job took longer. Fortunately I had the house in order and food made by the time my classmates showed up, and we had a wonderful evening full of food, drink, giggles and tears. I'd not seen them all in several weeks so it was very nice to just hang out with them a bit. Everyone shuffled out the door by midnight or so, and after a bit of cleaning (again!) I thankfully fell into bed.
Saturday was another early day because I was meeting the hp_dcmetro
group downtown at eleven-thirty for our picnic under the cherry blossoms. Aside from wanting to toss several people onto the high voltage rails the trip was uneventful, and with only a bit of waiting we gathered most of our group and staked our claim to a cherry tree. The picnic was lovely (if a bit chilly), and eventually a few more folks joined us and the afternoon passed rather quickly. I could hardly believe when it was after three o'clock, though I think the true southerners in the group were definitely feeling the chill from sitting out so long. ;) A quick stop at Borders, a very long metro ride, and a conversation with (of all people) the Ex later and it was time for bed again.
Sunday completed my trilogy of early mornings as I had to be at a meeting at noon. Fortunately it wasn't as interminable as the last few have been so I was still somewhat awake and only slightly headachy by the time I got home. I spent the evening making up to Jade for ignoring her all weekend, which involved much petting, rubbing of tummy, and playing fetch with her squeaky toys. Oh, and a few doggie treats, because she looked so very pathetic. ;) We have since made up, and this is all to the good.
Yesterday was just icky, between the fact it was Monday, rainy, and work was just irritating on so many levels. Got some homework done last night, and while today started off rather badly it is slowly looking up. I'm sure the blueberry stain will come out of my white shirt, and I was lucky enough to have that happen while still at home so while I'm dressed like a bum today at least it is in clean clothes. Coworker brought in a huge box of goodies from Panera to share with us, so I absoconded with an asiago cheese bagel and drank some tea while staring out the window at the slowly brightening sky. And finally, there was a very amusing if mind bending post in nonwiccanwitch
yesterday that is just full of WTF, and it made me giggle. April Fool's joke, troll, or whatever, I was seriously amused. nmdrkangl
was kind enough to post it over at sf_drama
if you're a member over there, as well. :)
And now, with any luck, the server has been reset and I can access the network files. It is extremely irritating to be here and unable to do work because you can't get to your files. On the up side, at least today we had internet access!