Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fall Colours

Hello! Ah, it's been so long, but I haven't forgotten about you! We've been so busy over the last couple of weeks, it's a little bit nuts. On top of all the regular work, and trying to get ready for our Christmas show, after a year of being on "the list" I finally got a call from the Post Office. I applied for what I thought was an actual job there last year, went through the interview, was told my name had been added, and then I never heard from them again... until now. Apparently this is very common, but it was a bit of a surprise to get that call. Anyway, so far I've been working a couple of days a week at our local Post Office, but I'm just their "casual" person, so basically I am on call. I'm having fun working there, though. And I can see the Post Office from our house, so it's nice to get a little bit of work so close to home.
Speaking of getting ready for the Christmas show, Jai and I have spent the last couple of weekends working on our booth. Luckily, Stephen is letting us do it in his shop, because there's no way I could build it in ours! Plus he has this nifty clamp carousel, and since I (perhaps foolishly!) decided we would build it out of solid wood instead of plywood, we needed to glue up forty-two panels before we could even get started!
Other than that, we don't have a lot of news to share. Our Mac miraculously fixed itself, somehow. That was a relief - if only the car could have done the same! Jai finally got his wholesale order finished up and I shipped it out this morning. It feels good to get that out of the house!
Last night we had Carolyn and River over for a nice dinner. Jai made Mulligatawny soup for the first time, and it was delicious. He reminded me that it wasn't actually the first time we had made that soup. Last time we tried it was several years ago, when we were first starting to cook actual meals for ourselves, and we were both such picky eaters that we eliminated about half the ingredients and ended up with soup that may as well just have been chicken broth. It was much better this time!
Tonight, I am off to the theatre where Jai works as they have started up their film society movies again, and we have started up girl's night out again. Last time it was "The Stone Angel," which was a pretty good movie, but quite different from the book I remember having to read in high school. Jo and I were joking about how much we hated that book, but she read it again before the movie, and said she loved it this time, so I may have to give it a second chance. Good old Hagar. Tonight it is "The Visitor" which I know absolutely nothing about.
Anyway, my point was, it hasn't been entirely all work and no play, it just feels like it sometimes :)


sherrieg said...

Beautiful colours! Even the difference between here and there is surprising. That carousel thing looks like some crazy torture implement - I'm glad it's useful. So glad the Mac self-repaired! And you're working at the post office! I am so jealous. :)

KB said...

Hey! Love hearing what you are up to...miss those movie nights :(

Do you know yet if you happen to have extra copies of the high res documentation of my work...you are my last hope.

Hope to see you soon, I'll be in touch!


jai and Lauren Soloy said...

Hey Guys - thanks for the comments! Katie, I still have those images, so next time you're in the area, bring along a disc and we'll burn them again :)