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Home again, home again...

Jiggity jog.

I am back at my old desk, and my old keyboard. It is 3;30. I have time to drop my bags and do some dishes and cook up some cheese-steaks. MIL is not a breakfast person. I was empty. Not empty any more.

There had been a train derailment this morning on the Bronx to the North line. Did not have any effect on our travel, but a horrible thing to wake up to.

Thanksgiving was-- well it was fine, that is what it was. Nothing ugly happened. Turkey was served and nobody wept. MIL deployed her usual tortierre for the day after. I am in favor of meat pies in books. (Hornblower, Aubrey, Marlowe and Kyd could not do without them,) In real life they are a little much for me. I did discover a really great peppermint ice cream, going to see about replicating it here. But home is best. My tiny cozy den feels just right today. The house there is vast and cold, and full of little things you mustn't knock over, and not enough books, and no place to set cups.

I could not post, I was able to goof with Tumblr a little on my phone, but that was all.

Hazel went with us, and behaved herself very well and was much admired. She likes being able to run around in a backyard, and she likes their dog. Their dog is very kind. She is a golden retriever, and that usually means kind can be assumed. But, as I think I have said before, she is approximately as stupid as a bag of hammers.

But I got to meet up with Rikibeth and her two housemates, and that was the best, you guys. And they were so kind.  They fed me tea and noodles and pie, (fruit pie!) and we talked and talked, about writing mostly. And they sent me off with a lot of new things to think about.

So I am back now-- and ready to do my Perfect Duet Christmas thing, and my Archie Unwrapped.(I plan on actually unwrapping him, if that is ok with you guys.)  And I have a glimmer of an idea how to fix up my Marlowe. It was not bumpy, I had wrtitten an alluvial plain instead of  a nice grassy hill. So that is exciting.

Good to be home.

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ba1126
Dec. 1st, 2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
I'm glad the visit was mostly positives. Another LJ friend had to listen to nightly phone calls from DD visiting screaming in-laws!! So calm is GOOD!! It is indeed, good to be home, regardless of how good or bad a visit was!

Our holiday was VERY low key. Just the three of us. Hubby did yeoman's work regarding all turkey related chores and I did the veggies. Today we are doing the traditional turkey soup!! House smells good!!
eglantine_br
Dec. 2nd, 2013 04:45 pm (UTC)
Well yes. Screaming would be worse. I have attended that kind, and it is hard to know what to do. You end up miserable.

Turkey soup is great.
anteros_lmc
Dec. 1st, 2013 11:37 pm (UTC)
Glad you had a good trip and survived Thanksgiving! Nobody weeping is definitely good :} I hope Hazel enjoyed her trip too. Your MIL's dog sounds delightful!

I have nothing to report form here apart from work. Bah humbug!
eglantine_br
Dec. 2nd, 2013 04:43 pm (UTC)
I heard about that building collapse. Was worried for you. Glad you are well. MIL's dog is very sweet. She would know more words if they would talk to her like a person.

Archie is sorry that you are overworked. He would take your watch, if he could I am sure.
katriona_s
Dec. 2nd, 2013 12:14 pm (UTC)
Welcome back! I'm glad to hear no effect of the accident to you.
eglantine_br
Dec. 2nd, 2013 04:44 pm (UTC)
Good to be home.
charliecochrane
Dec. 2nd, 2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
We had that derailment reported on our news. Looked horrid.

I do like a meat pie, but it has to be the right sort. Plenty of thick gravy. (Our gravy is not your gravy!)
eglantine_br
Dec. 2nd, 2013 04:39 pm (UTC)
Tortiere is a meat pie that is essentially ground pork spiced with cinnamon, inside a heavy crust. No vegetables. No sauce. It was developed in Quebec. I suspect it is pretty much a 17th century item. It is traditional for Christmas there, I think.

I suppose Kit would think it was the best thing he ever ate. Cinnamon!! (How luxurious) Poor skinny Kit, it would do him good. But it is not for me.

The train derailment looks horrid from here too.. The news today says that the conductor may not have slowed properly when he took the last corner there. But he is in the hospital, incapable of explaining.

Actually, I was worried about Anteros. I heard on my news that there was some sort of building collapse in Glasgow. Of course, it is silly to think that just because something happens in a world-size city, that your one friend there is in danger. But I do do it-- we all do. Anyway, nothing seems to have fallen on her. She is overworked, but otherwise fine.
charliecochrane
Dec. 2nd, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC)
Ew. Kit may have liked it, but I'll pass. I do like a proper pork pie, but that's quite moist, even if it has no gravy.

The Glasgow thing was horrible. A police helicopter crashing on a pub. I thought of her, too...
serge_lj
Dec. 3rd, 2013 03:16 pm (UTC)
You met Rikibeth? I never have, and probably never will. :-(
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