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Today I was up early but didn't get dressed right away. Slipping into the old habits, I guess. Eventually Mary and Joey made it out the door, after Mary had done a bike ride and a speedwalk, starting at about 6 am, returning at close to 8 am. Gotta admire the energy, the stamina.

Reading seemed good to me. I've been reading a book from the NYT Notable Books of 2006 list: Anne Tyler's The Amateur Marriage. I am almost done. Which means I'll be writing a review of it in my book review blog, then discussing it in the Notable Books challenge blog, so I have my work cut out for me.

Cooking also seemed good to me. I looked through the two cookbooks I had brought with me, then moved to Mary's vegetarian crockpot cookbook. I decided on a veggie paella. Of course that meant I would have to do some shopping, so gradually I started to get myself together. I read, I ate, I read more, I drank coffee, I made a list of ingredients needed, decided I would pick them up and start the meal, then I could look at Mary's slow computer. I did just that, bought the stuff and came back, chopped onions, green beans, bell peppers, defrosted frozen artichoke hearts, cooked the onions a bit, threw it all in the large slow cooker with tomatoes, broth, seasonings, started it cooking. Then I went upstairs to take a look at Mary's computer.

I downloaded ccleaner, a free program that does a nice job of cleaning up temporary files. My computer always feels better after it's been cleaned up with this. I did a check on Mary's and cleaned it up and got rid of a ton of stuff. I then plugged Mary's iPod Shuffle in again to see if I could get it synced with iTunes and load her tunes into it. I discovered that although iTunes wasn't cooperating as I would have liked yesterday it did indeed upload the songs to the Shuffle so it's already done. Now I have a sense of accomplishment. And, really, that's about where it sits, where it will continue to sit today, if I have anything to say about it. In other words, I'm not needing any serious activity today.


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Dec. 14th, 2007 09:27 pm (UTC)
getting to the post
I am making this comment just so I can get to the editing page for this post.
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