I had a pretty good week overall, despite completely forgetting about the humidity levels in DC and having the worse "hair" week of the last decade. This was my first week of a year-long detail in DC and I'm having the opportunity of experiencing what it is like to have my own office....with a door. No exterior window, so don't get too excited for me. Normally, for work I get to sit at a folding or conference room table in chairs ranging from folding chairs to kitchen chairs to pretty decent office chairs, so a "real" office is a treat. My hotel is about 12 blocks from the office so I did get a lot of walking in....and also more showers. I'm going to have to strategize (is *so* a word!) my day so I don't feel like a wrung-out rag when I arrive for work in the morning. I am such a walking wimp since I really hate being sweaty in work clothes. *whine* On the other hand, I am happy with the exercise I got this week. I've found there is a work-out room in the building so I may be able to include it in my campaign quest to be more fit.
I definitely got behind in personal email answering and blog reading and commenting this week on the road. When flying, I can't carry everything I would normally just chuck into the Jeep, so I'm minus my MacBook. I may be in the market for one of those little net books things but I'm really waiting for the rumored Apple netbook of early 2010. My telephone and some blog comment applications like those for Joan's and Carrie's blogs, to name just a couple, do not play together at all. On top of that I just don't like typing long sentences on a micro-keyboard. Access to blogs via work is just not the thing to do with my employer. So, I'm working on it. Please don't forget about me. :D
Wilson and I don't really have the "yard beautiful" thing going on but sometimes stuff just needs to be trimmed. A new gardening tool arrived this week that I ordered from Amazon and I'm very pleased with it. It is a cordless Black & Decker 18V string trimmer. It is light enough for me to use easily in the yard compared to the stinky gas models. Wilson charged the batteries for me during the week so I could play with it Saturday. I trimmed just about everything using the first battery (it comes with two rechargeables) yesterday afternoon. It also is far less noisy than the gas model. We have an electric model but an extension cord only goes so far around here. On top of it all, this is going to be an excellent upper-body strength builder based on the way my arms feel this morning. Ouch. (I am such a weakling.)
Besides trimming, laundry, and errands, I also cooked! Really. I was browsing in the cookbook bookcase and came across Jane Butel's book and decided pork and green chile enchiladas, New Mexico style sounded great. The recipe was inspired by Jane but isn't in the book, exactly.
Now, I'm just taking Jane's word that this are really New Mexico-style enchiladas since I didn't research them the one time I visited in Roswell. (I'm hoping to amend that this October in Taos.) However, these were yummy even if they were just Angie-style. I also made some tomatillo salsa from last summer's frozen tomatillos. I collapsed in my armchair the rest of the evening. :D