Long Week

Dec. 14th, 2007 09:42 am
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I'm still alive. Its been a long, exhausting week, full of stress and upset. I honestly haven't been up to inflicting it on anyone, except my loving hubby (who can't escape it) and Lynne (who asked and got more than she expected). I'm not going into it here, but lets just say that between the holidays and work, I haven't been in the best mood.

Tonight we head off to an Gaming Industry gathering at one of the Downtown Disney restaurants. Its formal, so Brent will be wearing his kilt and I will look awful, because nothing fits. Tomorrow is the Bardic Yule Gathering. Brent and I are on the cooking crew, so we will be busy all day long. We are supposed to go to the event in garb, but I haven't been able to find out if anything fits, so I don't know what will be happening there (Brent shouldn't have an issue). Sunday, we may or may not head out to a pottery show and we will definately be shipping our presents east to the respective families (after we do some last minute shopping and wrapping). I still have one more order to make to Amazon and then we are down to local folks and each other.

AEG closes for the holidays next Friday and things there are reving up to get everything done before they shut down. Brent will be working from home for part of next week and then will be off until after New Years. I will be taking no time off this holiday season (other than what we are given by the office), so that means Christmas and New Years Day only. Right now, we are celebrating our 5th anniversery on the 21st, not really doing anything for Yule, going to the Lessons and Carols service with Lynne on Christmas Eve and spending New Years Day at Randi's. Christmas Day is still up in the air. [livejournal.com profile] strixluna, are you still thinking about us gathering at your place for dinner?

I have been thinking alot recently about how much I miss the companionship of the Household and the RSCDS Branch in Philly, especially around New Years/Hogmonay. I miss the the parties and the traditions. I've never been fond of Auld Lang Syne as a New Years song as it is over-done. But recently I've discovered a wonderful setting of an 18th Century Scots poem, Sae Will We Yet, which I think really belongs as part of a Hogmonay/Yule celebration. It makes me cry, just listening to it, but its message is full of hope, especially in the season of the long dark.
Sae Will We Yet )
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I've not been feeling my best for a couple of weeks and its been getting me down. Its also made me sloppy and unproductive at work and a real bitch to live with at home. I know I've been a mess and tried to fix it without success.

So today I put my walkman into my work bag and emptied the CD rack of all of my Indigo Girls CDs before I left for work. Now many people swear by the Church of John, Paul, George and Ringo and don't get me wrong, there are many ills that the Beatles heal, but I needed "girl power" music and as I am not a fan of Tori Amos (I have nothing against her, she just doesn't grab me for some reason), it looks like I need to lay my troubles at the altar of Amy and Emily for a day.

And now for our first reading from the book of the Indigo Girls )
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The weekend was very enjoyable all around, with only a few small disappointments.
Weekend Download including music, Ikea, and amazing Doctor Who )
All in all it was a good weekend, except for [livejournal.com profile] sepdet's accident and my yarn failure. And Knitpicks still hasn't gotten back to me about my order, so it looks like I'm going to have to call them at lunch today. Tonight, the plan is to start laundry and get our CD rack together while we watch some Monty Python and Bab 5. A fairly boring evening but much needed. Most of our CDs are still in boxes and it will be nice to see some of them again.

I will leave you with the lyrics to my favorite Wailing Jenny's song. It makes me think of Harry Potter, for some strange reason.
One Voice by the Wailing Jennys )


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