I was pretty out of it…

I was pretty out of it and sick for a few months there, just barely getting the minimum done -- pretty much prioritized doing a good job with teaching and let everything else slide. But now I'm feeling better and starting to do things and be social again. Two weekends ago, Kev's sister and her husband came to visit, which was fun -- we went out for pizza and played with the dog and cooked lasagne and played Settlers of Catan. And then this weekend, Daniel and Devi and Veena and Lakshmi came over and we played Settlers of Catan *again*, 'cause I just like it so much -- and then played a few rounds of Wise and Otherwise (which is like Dictionary, but with proverbs instead of definitions). I didn't win anything, and was kind of tired through the evening, but had fun nonetheless.

Yesterday, Kev and I sat down and made a list of all the small things that I need to get done, from the emissions test on my car to planting some paperwhite bulbs to filing IRS forms for DesiLit, etc. and so on. I was, for some reason, trying to keep most of it in my head instead of on iCal -- oh, right, because I'd started avoiding looking at iCal out of guilt at how behind I was -- and it was just overwhelming. He helped me plow through a few items last night, and I've already done some more today. I have foolish hopes of finishing most of the list by the end of the week. We'll see.

Sadly, he's going out of town tomorrow night for work; will be gone until Friday, missing T-giving. V. sad. But on the plus side, my sister and various friends are coming over for potluck, and I'll be making turkey and my favorite cornbread stuffing and those pillsbury croissants and cranberry sauce and it'll all be yummy. We'll use the fancy china and crystal and it'll be spiffy. :-) And after that, I get to start putting up Xmas decorations, which make me ridiculously happy. I love the holidays.

I admit, I did start singing "The Holly and the Ivy" yesterday, breaking my usual rule of waiting 'til after T-giving. I couldn't help it. It made me happy.

And the rising of the sun,
And the running of the deer,
The playing of the merry organ,
Sweet singing in the choir...

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