Saturday, February 10, 2007

Cozy, chilly Saturday

It is chilly and gray outside this morning. The Scientist is off Habitating, Amie is downstairs guarding the front door (actually, she's asleep, but she is at her post), and I am enjoying the afterglow (afterbuzz?) of having gone and worked out pretty hard this morning, followed by a great big mocha latte from a cheerful little locally-owned coffee house down the road. I can smell the aroma of tonight's crockpot Mexican turkey thighs, and life is good.

Of course I need to get to work. I have FIVE testing reports to write today. There is a case worker who is expecting ALL of them on Monday. However, these are simple reports (unlike some) and if I nail my bottom to the chair, and turn off the wi-fi, I can knock out each one in about an hour.

Are you familiar with Freecycle? It is a network of community groups that connect people who want to get rid of useful stuff they no longer need, with people who can use it. I just joined our local group this week. Later on today, a young woman with a one-year-old son is coming to pick up a baby gate that we used for a few months when we brought Amie home (she and Zorra were not very pleased to meet each other, and we had to keep them separated for a while). It's been sitting in my closet for two years, so I'm glad to get it out of here. So anyway, I guess I'll hang out, write, and wait for her to call. I miss the Scientist, but I'm grateful for the peace and quiet of my home today.

What are you up to?

10 comments:

Songbird said...

Can I get that recipe?
(Of course, i might need a crockpot, too, but that sounds good.)

zorra said...

Songbird, I hope this link works.

DogBlogger said...

Had a lovely evening with our favorite Episcopalians, who came all the way over from the FW side of DFW to see us. The Alpha made three-meat chili, we collaborated on New Mexican Apple Pie, and they brought cornbread, beer, and "Little Miss Sunshine" on DVD. A great time was had by all, two- and four-footed.
Going to bed now...

Presbyterian Gal said...

After a chocolate chip pancake morning, took Wonderboy for a closer look at the new Baraki legos he's been budgeting and planning to buy. Grabbed a quick burger, picked up Midwestern Man and headed to Valencia to visit friends from Mommy and Me days. We've been trying to visit these folks for two months, but keep playing flu tag. It was a great visit. Came home for pizza dinner, watched Mythbusters and a kid show. Now it's time to tuck Wonderboy in and plotz.

zorra said...

Sounds like everybody had a great day!

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

You saw what I was up to! Today we travel to Lubbock. Bebo won Lady Raider basketball tickets AND Cotton Kings hockey tickets!

Wish I could have tasted your dinner!!

SpookyRach said...

I ate fudge.

And it was good.

Kievas said...

New Blogger ate my comment...anyway, Freecycle is great. We've got rid of a few things over the last couple of years. There are occasional problems with no-shows, but overall, it's been a positive experience.

Abbey of the Arts said...

Sounds like a lovely quiet day, I love those. Thanks for the recipe too! Sounds yummy!

zorra said...

Kievas, I've now offered two items to people who seemed delighted with the offer, and neither of them has followed through. (The baby gate person never called.) I'll try not to let that sour me on Freecycle, because I still think it's a great idea.

Christine (and anyone else), if you fix the turkey, let me know how it turned out! Ours was good!