Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram

The fruits of labor

The new shifts at work started this week, so there were a number of new faces. The scheduling team is scrambling to get the holiday work schedules completed, since they were delayed by the whole bid rotation process. Everyone is, of course, anxious to find out what days off they will have through the holidays. My current projection is that I will be working every major holiday through New Year, but I am probably going to have a three-day weekend in December, so that's something. ...Assuming I don't get drafted for overtime.

I had a visit from one of my uncles, who flew into the area Saturday night and invited me out for the evening. He took me to a vegetarian restaurant called Greens, which is reported to be the best vegetarian restaurant in the city. It's certainly expensive, with the four-course meal price set at $49, not including drinks. It was also very delicious, and I was totally stuffed by the end.

In other news, the kumquat tree that I ordered last week arrived. A handful of the fruit got knocked off in transit, but there is still plenty on the branches. I bought a self-watering pot for it, and I plan to re-pot it at my earliest opportunity. I don't want to have to worry about leaving it unwatered the next time I go on vacation. I also spent some time looking for ways to use my mint, which is still thriving in my herb planter. I came across a site with directions for making peppermint schnapps, so I'm giving that a try.
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