Facebook told me that the Roli Roti truck would serve porchetta sandwiches at the Moveable Feast Willow Glen tonight, so I took a little detour on the way home from work, bought a porchetta sandwich and roasted potatoes and took them home.
Fed the indoor kitties.
Fed the outdoor kitties.
Fed myself, added a glass of wine.
Set up a syringe of insulin for Willow and gave her her shot, and exhaled. I always feel like my day is not done until the nightly doping. I am sure there is some extra tension stored up, and not released until that moment.
My gastro-intestinals didn't feel so good after lunch today, and rumbled was das Zeug hielt. Soup was in order, I thought, and got some sizzling rice soup from Sweet Mango at the corner. And this also reminds me to buy and make more soups since the weather is turning that way, for example
Was out for margaritas with friends tonight. When I get home later than my usual post-work time, there's always a cat pile-up. Tara is on top of me right now, purring away and shutting me up with her paw on my lips. It sure is nice to be popular.
So I spent my entire weekend in a woodworking class, and had a fantastic time. I’ve been thinking about doing this for at least two or three years, and finally signed up to do it. There are a couple of shops around here that teach classes and offer memberships so you can use their workshop, and I went to the Sawdust Shop in Sunnyvale for a 2-day “Fundamentals of Woodworking” class. One instructor and four other students. Perfect class size!
We made a little wall shelf from pretty dark walnut wood and used lots of power tools – routers, all kinds of saws, sanders, and drills – and also did some good old-fashioned elbow-grease sanding with sandpaper.
I made a few mistakes on my piece, but nothing egregious. It looks nice and whet my appetite for more.
Came home happy. Set my clogs in the laundry room by the back door and brushed the sawdust off of them. Took a shower and changed into comfy sweats. Tossed my sawdusty clothes into the washer.
Oh yes, and I counted: still have all ten fingers and all ten toes, and did not draw any blood.