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Jan. 15th, 2018 | 09:23 pm

But no Mafia involvement that I'm aware of!

Last Wednesday's work retreat was at least worthwhile, unlike some of the ones I've ranted about in the past. I popped into McDonald's for breakfast on the way, then sat awkwardly in the parking lot drinking my coffee since the librarians rightly won't allow it indoors. We had about two hours of feverish writing of our priorities for the year on big easel pads and rearranging them on the walls, then broke for lunch at a Peruvian chicken place in Eckington I'd not previously known about. It was a very good and not nap-inducing lunch! Then in the afternoon we continued to write about how to implement this stuff but there was more opportunity to remark on what hasn't gotten well and just to generally vent. The easel pages are neatly rolled up on Nicole's desk where there is a ~25% chance they remain that way forever. We shall see, anyway. Then we were out of there by 4:15 and I stopped into Trickbox to get new underwear since I'm never in that neighborhood, and back on home.

Since I've whined about our aging apartment so much in the past, I'm pleased that we just got all of our windows replaced. The super in our building did the yeoman's work of aligning the schedules of the contractors and the residents so that we could all get the installation done, but it was still a bit of a rushed mess. They tried to come in on Friday morning when B had been asleep all of two hours, so he shooed them away and they came back at 1 pm. By the time I got home from the retreat, they were well underway but not done yet, so we decamped to Stoney's for happy hour to wait them out. Finally at about 8:15 we returned and they had finished, and we also got new blinds out of the deal! The furniture was still all moved out of place, though, so we had to vacuum and get that back in place. Very glad it's over.

Otherwise we've been in near-hibernation mode. I picked up my most recent library hold on Sunday, and even found a parking space relatively close by so I wouldn't freeze walking there. So far it's a good fiction palate cleanser from my usual wonky picks plus the neverending stream of DC news.

With the ice madness over, we got to Shoppers and did the monthly shop tonight. Now that we have groceries: ribeye, mashed potatoes, and French onion soup for late dinner! Take that, winter.

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from: pane_carasau079
date: Oct. 3rd, 2018 10:51 am (UTC)
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Oooo when you went to McDonalds, did you happen to see if the Halloween toys came out yet?! I know this sounds nuts, but I've been hoping that McD's would bring back the old classics (Halloween designed jugs for example).

Edit: Gah... I just realized this is a backdated entry. Sorry!

Edited at 2018-10-03 10:53 am (UTC)

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from: silverthief2
date: Oct. 7th, 2018 12:21 am (UTC)
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No worries, I have more backdated entries to get me back to the present time!

As for McDonald's I always use the drive-through so I wouldn't have noticed. :/

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