Snow! (and television)

We had our first snow of the season! Well…to be honest, it was only a few flakes for a bit in the morning. Nothing sticking, of course, and it was pretty much a memory by lunchtime. But I saw it! Little flakes of ice water, drifting down to the ground (to melt away). It did break up the slow pace of the morning, though. But that means no pictures are available for viewing, since it doesn’t stick.

I totally forgot to make phone calls this morning, so I need to make lists that I actually look at. I had this long list, but I suppose I can do them tomorrow. At some point. Tomorrow will be pretty busy. We’re going to head to the doctor’s office with my paperwork, to go ahead and get things put in the system, so that it goes more smoothly when I show up in November. Then we are going to head to lunch for Chinese buffet. Then I had planned to do the grocery shopping (because never shop on an empty stomach!). Depending on when I get done with that, maybe THEN I can do the phone calls. Essentially, I am looking to take advantage of all the opportunities that the Family Club in Helsinki have to offer, but I have a few questions. Plus, I saw they were offering another language course that might be more at my level, and I wanted to see if I could switch to it.

I’m going to blame it on going to bed so late last night, and then waking up so late, as well. That’s my excuse story, and I’m sticking to it! Catching up on recorded shows is definitely taking its toll. We’re getting caught up on Big Bang Theory, Agents of SHIELD, The Blacklist, and Castle. I’m going to wait until we’ve recorded a few more episodes of Flash and Gotham before we start watching those. It’s not like we don’t already have enough to watch! I’m excited to hear that House of Cards will be starting back up in February!

I went on a cooking spree this afternoon. I decided to go ahead and cook for the weekend so I don’t have to deal with it. I made some meatloaf, which I will pair with some creamed potatoes later. For dinner, we had rotini and meat sauce. I am still trying to get used to making sauce with powder, water and milk. I’m used to popping open a jar of Ragu and pouring it out. 🙂 But I added some mascarpone cheese to the sauce, and it did add some very nice, rich flavor to it.

Tonight is the Pendragon game, so not going to get much else done for the rest of the evening.

And we’re off…!

I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated. There really hasn’t been much going on. Packing, unpacking, repacking, rinse, lather, repeat. I think I got everything packed for this first leg of the journey. Probably going to have all of it stolen, but not much I can do about it, really. I can’t carry it on, so it has to be packed. I plan to get to the airport early so that I can have TSA check it and hope that it gets past all the baggage handlers. Still, I am resigned to losing most of the electronics, anyway. Sigh.

Mom fell while in Ireland and she’s home early. At least I’ve been able to spend time with her, even though it’s been with her on the couch. 🙂 But she’s doing much better, and getting around. This morning, Mark and Howard took the support boards off her bed to lower it so she can get in and out on her own. I feel like I should stay longer, but unfortunately, there are no Award seats available for First Class through October. I’ll be back in ten weeks though.

I’m going to miss everyone so much. I hope Shiva is well-behaved while I am gone. She’s been doing good while I’m here, so I hope she keeps it up.

Getting ready to head to the airport. I’ll have a nice long wait once I get through, but better to get through security and be done with it. It’s all in the hands of the baggage handlers from that point on.

See you all on the flip side!