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I think that my to-do list is one of those perpetual energy mechanisms, as the total number of items increases as I check things off.

Last night I was in the office until 7:30pm, and it looks like another long day ahead of me. MoBob was working late anyway so we met up at Union Station and then had a quiet meal at home. He'd bought flowers for me and the soundtrack to the Pride and Prejudice movie. I had a card and a box of mini-Hershey's kisses for him. We conked out pretty quickly after a Valentine's Day smooch.

The evening before we took a Burkinabé friend who was here for training at Peace Corps to Taste of Morocco which has universally good reviews. Maybe I've just been spoiled by home cooking, but I was disappointed. Mainly because the server neglected some small, key touches - like serving lemon slices along with the harira soup.

This weekend looks equally busy as I leave next Saturday for three weeks in France, followed by a two week trip to Latin America. That means that I need to spend some time digging out my summer clothes from storage, which I'll need to unearth anyway since by the time I return in April spring will have arrived. Thank goodness for three day weekends!
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On February 15th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC), congogirl commented:
Gee wish I had a 3-day weekend? Instead I'll be at a meeting, including Sunday...
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On February 15th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
?!?! Do you get comp days at least?
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On February 16th, 2008 04:11 am (UTC), hatter_anon commented:
On the other side of the world I echo your sentiments. I worked last night until 9pm. Admittedly it was a community exhibition launch and I got to drink wine and eat Greek delicacies, but I'm still tired dammit! Next weekend I have to work both days but I'm scheming to try and take time off during writers' week so I can go lie on the grass and listen to authors talk about their work :)

Your trip sounds exciting. All work? At least either way you can thaw out for a while.
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On February 16th, 2008 10:59 am (UTC), ticklethepear replied:
I really think the socializing bit is more exhausting than sitting in front of a computer....

All work, though I'll spend one free weekend with the in-laws in Montpelier. Not sure about the other weekend - either I'll stick around Lyon and actually see the city, or maybe go to Paris. It doesn't look like I'll have much free time on the LatinAm trip.
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