Friday, October 9, 2009
Play Day From Sunrise On . . .
I'm taking a much-needed play day today -- there will be no marking, no prep, not even any peeking in the pages of the academic texts I'm currently working through. Instead, I started my morning playing with the camera, with this stunning sunrise palette as inspiration. Then I went "into town" as the parlance goes 'round here -- meaning I took the little ferry over to the little city whose harbour our island protects. Found a pair of earrings (large "diamond" studs -- fake, obviously, but fun and cheap). Tried on some red Fly boots -- liked them, but not enough to spend (the next pair of boots I buy will have to be special, yummy, as I now have my foundational great basics). Bought lipstick in a new shade (brown-ish red or reddish brown) at the drugstore along with the newest-in-paperback Jeffrey Deaver mystery.
Picked up a fresh turkey for Sunday's meal -- just under 9 Kg. so should be enough to feed 8 or 10 of us and still provide a few leftovers.
Also bought a Lindt chocolate bar -- 70% dark, Cherry & Chili. When I get back from visiting my friend Alison, just up the road, I'll read the Deaver for a while, then nap (yes, I will!), then have some tea with my chocolate while the soup I'm making simmers on the stove.
By the time Pater gets home late this afternoon, I'll have the wine opened, the stilton at room temp, the DVDs lined up for an easy evening of cuddling . . . The end of a perfect day of play and the start of a lovely Thanksgiving weekend.
How 'bout you?