Monday Morning Haiku #27

Posted: 2015-01-05 in Monday Morning Haiku
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How long will it be
Until I stop writing out:
2 – 0 – 1 – 4?


Uneventful Sunday here at Casa de Bedlam yesterday – the girls and I finished watching one of the Doctor Who Christmas Specials (Voyage of the Damned), The CP finished working on her Family Treasures project for school, and we all took a trip down to Tupelo Honey in Charlotte for brunch. Dee was checking out the place as a possible brunch site for her half-sister’s engagement brunch next month, and I was interested in trying some of their recipes, myself. I ended up having a Moonswine Mary (think homemade Bloody Mary using jalepeno infused moonshine instead of vodka) and one of the best fried egg BLT sandwiches I’ve ever had. Dee’s toasted havarti cheese and veggie sandwich was quite nice too. We ended up having to wait almost 45 minutes to be seated though, which combined with the 25 minute drive made this something we’re not going to be doing regularly in the future (much to my stomach’s dismay). At least when we got home, both girls and I went out for our 2 laps around the block, rather than falling into a food coma on the couch, so I at least got a little taste of exercise, although nothing serious.

It may be a new year and a “fresh start” for any resolutions I’ve got going, but the workload is just as bad as it was before I left for Christmas vacation. I’ve got about a million things due in the upcoming weeks, and to top it all off, it looks like I’m going to be travelling this week to join some of my coworkers for meetings in Italy and then Qatar for a potential new project for the company. This will be my first real trip to Italy (visiting Sardinia in my mother’s arms as a baby doesn’t count), and although I’ll only be there for a couple days and working the whole time, it is a little exciting to be going there. Qatar I’ve visited before when I had to duck out of Bahrain for visa renewals, but I didn’t get to see much, so if I have a chance to sight-see there, I’ll try to take it as well.

  1. Coming back from the holidays and facing all the work you have to do now is a bummer, but I look at it as the price for taking two weeks off from RL. 😉 Italy and Qatar sound exciting, even if it’s work-related travel. Don’t forget to eat out every night in Italy. It’s been years since I’ve been there, but I still remember the food and all the restaurants I went to. My stomach growls just thinking about it.

    One of my son-in-law’s relatives now works in Qatar, and he says unless you’re into shopping and hanging out at the beach, it’s boring. Of course, he moved from London, so he’s used to a more diverse urban area: but no bookstores, no music except for pop and Arabic traditional music, no movies except for the blockbusters that escape from the US and Bollywood films. You probably won’t be there long enough to miss those things, and maybe you’ll love hanging at the beach, especially this time of year. But I guess it’s like living at a resort hotel 24/7: nice, but never like home.


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