Monday, December 12, 2016

TWTW - the one before the mad holiday rush

To begin: Friday morning fuckery in the form of zero trains coming in the hour I stood at the train station. Frozen and pissed off, I went home to work for the day. I ended up getting a shit ton of work done and it was one of my favorite days of the month: the day Linda comes to clean. I also got awesome mail in the form of two sugar scrubs from my favorite shore shop and two sweet ass pairs of designer sunglasses I scored on the cheap from my sunglasses dealer, Kimmy Foo Foo. I don't care about shoes, purses, cars...but I love me some sunglasses.
Friday night MFD returned from an eventful and tumultuous trip out to North Dakota to purchase and deliver over $1200 of supplies to Standing Rock. In addition to spiritual healing and a sense of purpose, he returned with second degree burns on his hands from a propane fire and a thankfully recovered phone left on an airplane. Never a dull moment around here. Never a dull moment. Click here to read about days three and four of his trip and thanks to everyone who donated money for supplies - they were needed and delivered. I'm very happy to have him home - it's hard when your partner is far away and hurt and you can't do anything. The fight goes on out there - Energy Transfer Partners is STILL drilling even though the Army Corps of Engineers told them to stop. This is far from over. Water is life. Keep an eye on it. I made a pot of spaghetti, read, and watched Marcella on Netflix followed by Dazed and Confused while he caught up on sleep. Alright alright alright.
Saturday morning I lounged and did some work, then ran my company's Christmas party at the Academy of Natural Sciences. Anyone looking for a spot in the city, this was really cool and great for all ages. 12 Street Catering does the food there and it was delicious and a nice spread.
I was beat after that, so after providing minimal help to MFD in changing his bandages, I finished a book, started another, and hung with the dogs. There are reasons why some people are nurses and some people are not. Insert puke face emoji here.
Sunday morning I slept in again and it was awesome. I did some work, then got right on weekly food prep: power breakfast muffins to freeze because I fucked them up last week, spinach muffins to freeze, egg muffins with spinach/green onion/sharp cheddar for breakfast, defrosted quinoa mixture from the freezer for lunches, sliced green peppers and oranges for snacks, pork tenderloin with mashed potatoes and roasted carrots for Sunday dinner + leftovers. We'll be on the go several nights this week so I didn't need much in that area with the leftover meatballs from Friday.
Other Sunday things: purged medicine cabinet/beauty items/slippers/flip flops/pajamas to get rid of two bags of trash and a bag for Goodwill, read, purged the pantry, face mask, lounged with dogs, drank tea, ran the dishwasher, wiped down the kitchen 32 times, changed sheets, washed sheets & towels & 59 other things, blah blah. And I took the trash and recycles to the curb because Hands-free MFD is unable to do that at this time.



Things I did not do: wrap gifts, because I don't like to do that and am ignoring it. 

Today would have been my Gamma's birthday. I'll think of her when I read today, like I always do. I was so lucky to have someone who loved me so much for so many years. 

Book talk tomorrow, including our annual holiday giveaway! See you there. 





Linking up with Biana at B Loved Boston for Weekending


19 comments:

  1. What an incredibly productive Sunday!! I think I missed that MFD had badly burned his hands - I'm sorry girl, but he's lucky to have you look after him...even though I can't wait to see the post with things he said LOL! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. It's baffling to me that the trains just don't show up. Great that you had the option to work from home though.

    I can't stomach the idea of needles and blood draws and being the person who has to do that. Nursing is about as far from my comfort zone as I could get.

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  3. I'm glad he's okay! Amazing he got to go out there and be passionate about it. Watching the whole thing from afar seems so bizarre...like, how is this still going on? But honestly that is how most of 2016 has felt to me.

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  4. Glad that MFD is ok! I love Dazed & Confused. It's one of my all time favorite movies.

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  5. Yikes, I hope MFD's hands heal quickly and he's back to good health soon. I need to finish wrapping gifts, but what I need more than that is for people to get their trees up so I can start delivering gifts and get them out of the way!

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  6. I'm glad that Friday turned out ok, despite the cold and rocky start! Yay for new sunnies!!
    So glad MFD is back, and hopefully on the mend!

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  7. Hands free MFD! Healing lights. Thank the universe he's 🏡 safe. Thanking the universe in advance for making the drillers go away and all that is good to prevail. Agree on wiping kitchen down constantly and add bathrooms to that list.
    Happy birthday to Gamma- happy and healthy on the other side!
    Love. Your. Momma. 💖✨😇🦄☮️🍀❤️️🎂🎂

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  8. As per usual you are super productive on Sundays! I am as always envious. I hope that MFD"s hands heal soon!

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  9. Hold up - so as in 'ran the company Christmas party' - is that you in the dino outfit? That's dedication if so!

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  10. Oh no glad MFD is ok, and you were able to salvage your work day on Friday. I'd be pissed too standing out in the cold! And yes to all the sunglasses!

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  11. I've had the same mindset with wrapping gifts, but I finally broke down Saturday night after everyone was asleep. Hate to hear that your husband burnt his hand!

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  12. i read MFD's story on why he went to ND; loved it. hope his hands heal fast!!

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  13. Wrapping presents, it's just the worst! I'm glad that MFD is officially back despite all the craziness that happened during his trip! And I can't believe your train just didn't come on Friday! I would have gone home too!

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  14. It seems like I should have known that your Gamma's birthday is the same day as my dad's, but if I did know, I didn't remember. Also, I should look into Marcella. I didn't even know about it, but it looks good.

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  15. Ugh that train wait in the cold! I'd be soo pissed.

    I actually love wrapping presents but decorating the tree...still hasn't happened. I read the article on MFD and what an inspiration...takes alot of passion and courage to do that.

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  16. That is such a fantastic thing that MFD did. I know he didn't do it for praise, but I'm giving it anyways. I hope he's healing quickly, rather than slowly.

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  17. holy crap, a whole hour you stood waiting for a train? i would have been furious.
    i think that is amazing what MFD, though of course i am sorry about his injuries and hope he is healing quickly.
    i am also ignoring the wrapping. i actually bought wrapping paper on the weekend, which normally i avoid doing until like christmas eve and right before i start wrapping. it's all sitting on the floor but still. progress.

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  18. Oh my gosh, I am so glad that MFD is healing! Must have been scary though!! Such a bummer about the train. What a pain.

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  19. Okay, now that I've seen what you've read and how productive you are with food prepping . . . I feel like a sloth. I have got to start being better at life, pronto. Also, <3 to MFD for going to Standing Rock.

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