Amparo Bertram (spacealien_vamp) wrote,
Amparo Bertram

Never a dull moment

It has continued to be busy for me so far this month. My neighbors are trying to landscape their yard to be more drought tolerant, and as part of the process they had a couple truckloads of chipped tree mulch delivered. Since they ended up with more than they needed, they gave me the excess, which formed a small hill on my back patio. After writing up my Comiket trip report, I spent the remainder of my weekend spreading the mulch all around my yard. Hopefully it will help to keep the weeds down at least a little bit next year.

I'm in the peak of fig season right now, so every couple days I get another bowl or two of ripe figs from my tree. Last Wednesday there was a potluck party at work to celebrate a retirement, so I took a fruit salad of figs, watermelon, and a couple handfuls of late-season strawberries and blackberries from my garden. It disappeared quickly.

I spent most of the rest of my free time through late Friday night doing some data input work on a spreadsheet that I use for organizing my manga collection. Since I still have piles and boxes of manga scattered all over the house right now, I'm hoping the updated spreadsheet will help in the process of getting everything sorted and shelved.

Saturday I went to Palo Alto for a monthly game meetup. It's extremely rare that I get a Saturday off work when I don't have other obligations (such as guests or time-sensitive gardening tasks) and can take the 2-hour trip down to Palo Alto by bus to attend the game day. I was sorry that it happened to be the same weekend as the Millbrae Art and Wine Festival, which I would also have liked to browse, but that's the way it goes.

One of the down-sides of Monday being a holiday is that so many people took the day off work that I ended up being drafted for several hours of overtime to fill the gap. At least this time it's in the morning and not late at night, but it does cut into my free time that I had planned to spend doing other things. We're heading into the last stretch before the fiscal year resets in October, so I just have to cross my fingers that I don't get drafted too much before then.
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