Last Thursday was a very busy day at work. I went through a ton paperwork and *almost* cleared my desk before leaving. This was great as I took all of Friday off for the FCB's Valentine Dinner Dance. I wanted to sleep in since I knew Friday would be a late night.
We arrived at the venue somewhere around 3:30/4:00 pm. jebra went to work setting up his instruments, the P.A., and the recording gear while I sat at a table and addressed valentine's day cards. I had to stop when Ms. Ginny arrived and needed the table for the seating cards and so forth. I asked where she was seating us this year and moved to that table where I finished my task before partaking of the appetizers. The country club's kitchen did their usual outstanding job so everything was top-notch and beautifully arranged.
Turn-out among our friends was poor this year only one couple joined us, mbumby and her husband, traveller42. Also at our table were James (a member of the FCB who is great about helping out with loading & unloading the truck) and his date; Lauren (a tuba player with the FCB) and her husband; and another couple I didn't know beforehand. I spent a lot of time conversing with the wife but I never did catch her name. Her spouse's name is Richard and he's a lot less talkative than she is. During the dance portion of the evening I talked with my table-mates and worked on the lace scarf I'm knitting.
It was around 2:00 am when we finally arrived back at our house and I was up until 4 AM checking my email and LJ & DW. I slept in again on Saturday and then, once we got up and moving, went grocery shopping before driving down to the Redford for the third/final movie of their Cary Grant festival. The first was "Arsenic and Old Lace, which was shown Friday night while we were at the Dinner Dance. I was annoyed by the timing as that's one of my very favorite movies. The second picture was Saturday's matinee showing of "Charade," which I also like but not so much that I was willing to give up catching up on sleep. We made it to the final film of the series though, "Notorious." It's a Hitchcock, a romantic spy thriller, and quite interesting. (I'd never seen it before.)
We took our time getting home, playing Ingress all the way, so Saturday was another late night. Nevertheless I woke up around 8:00 and decided to get out of bed at get to work on my cat beds and getting stuff off the DVR. I did that in part because I didn't want to get my sleep schedule off any more than it was already was and I thought that would mean I'd be able to fall asleep more easily that night. Annoyingly this did not work -- I was tired all day long but unable to fall asleep once I got into bed.
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