[On second thought, since it’s HH (Happy Hour)…]
…If We Were Having Wine…
…I’d tell you about my week.
It’s been lively! An unusual, and I must say, welcome departure from what I’m used to.
The course work for the MET program is blessedly light and so far, easy. (Forgive me, this week I finally learned the official Northern College acronym for “Mining Engineering Technician.” Three years in and only NOW I start to use the short form. 🙄
Easy is good, because things are ramping up at my volunteer job with the Federation of Women’s Institutes. (FWIC)
A Quiz: what does the MET program and the FWIC have in common?
I pissed and moaned loud and long about the fact that I had not one, but TWO movie-making assignments to complete last semester. “What in the world,” I asked, “does making a video for YouTube have to do with mining?”
Oh. Right. One of those transferable skills. Gotcha.
As it turns out, my newly learned movie-making talents have come in very handy with the WI. (Women’s Institutes for you newly on board. Welcome, btw.)
And speaking of the WI (which also means Women Inspired) this women has been inspired to launch a new local branch of WI.
So, that means media announcements. Photo-ops. Videos. Also, a quick visit to the salon which was nice and all, (way overdue!) but really, the camera hates me. Judge for yourself.
That’s me, all smiley for the local newspaper. This photo-op followed the studio taping at the Rogers Community TV station in Brantford. So far, it appears that the WWW will be spared the burden of seeing my face on TV.
That was Wednesday. Thursday, the weather was perfect for a road trip to meet up with my intrepid BB (blogging buddy) Joanne for a tromp about the antique market in Freelton. When we started talking about the merits of deep fryers, we knew it was lunch time, so we scooted ‘cross the compound to the restaurant. We both ordered the Thai stir-fry. In hindsight the meal was a wee bit lacking in the vegetable department, but it was tasty and neither of us had trouble finishing our plates. Conversation was lively and I must confess to being rather more verbose than usual. I must also report that one of us did not see the iphone- wielding, saffron-robed monk sitting a couple of tables over.
Back in the flea market, Joanne introduced me to marmalade jars.
And decoy ducks named Brenda. She had tremendous luck finding things that spoke to her. Me? Not so much. I tried to spend money, I really did. I even gave a second glance at a collection of Rooster and Roses kitchen kitsch, by UCAGCO (United China and Glass Co.) I have a biscuit jar which Mom got as a wedding present back in the 1950’s.
The other highlight of this week was a lovely and long email from another BB, Sammy D. I’ve got a response in the works, Sammy Dear. Maybe this weekend. After I’ve put together a movie for the WI open house in February.
It would appear that my wineglass is empty. Pity. But word count sits at about 600, so it’s time to hit publish. Next week looks like it will be lively, too, if I am to judge from my calendar.
Have a good w/e everyone!
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