Just now getting around to writing about the weekend and other bits.
When she was here, Mom got me a pair of lovely new pots for indoor citrus trees - trees that I'd been day dreaming about for... oh, at least a year. We passed up some in City People's; I was entranced by the blooms, but Meg and I had talked about going down to Raintree Nursery
after a couple of their people had done a seminar on pruning and repotting.
So earlyearly Saturday morning I tumbled out of bed and headed down to pick Meg up. Her mom-in-law had to work, so we took my car for just the two of us, and headed south. They're past halfway to Portland, and nestled up in the mountains. We headed off the back routes after Tacoma, and it was one of those lovely drives through winding two-lane roads, plenty of farms and livestock to sigh and giggle over (emus! llamas! baby goats!) and the weather was compliant enough - not so sunny it hurt the eyes, but not rainy enough to completely obscure the scenery.
It sucks that gas is so high, but I love drives like that, and Raintree was a perfect excuse.
They didn't have the citrus actually in-stock when we got there - I'd neglected to read the fine print about it all being in cold storage until June, but I succumbed to a low-growing huckleberry (I have fond childhood memories of wild huckleberries in the N California woods near my great-uncle's cabin), a compact blueberry and a yellow strawberry plant to top off the strawberry tower. Meg got a pair of pretty akebias, raspberries, and when we discovered a 5-variety apple sapling in the discount row, I twisted her arm. I'm all jealous of her yard, but she lets me vicariously garden through her :)
Speaking of which, I should talk to Lori about her little berry patch in the back. It probably needs some maintenance some weekend or another.
Class has started, and it's proving to be very interesting. There's a lot of discussion, and the professor has quite a bit of standing in the IT security community. He's interesting to listen to and it's obvious he speaks with some authority.
Work is insanely busy with the migration, and I'm already starting to put in the hours for working up a class for the Mac people. I'm trying to get a PC running VNC to connect to my work mac, and there's hassles there. I've got a couple of books on order, but overall my impression is that for Office 2008 books there's Jack and Shit so far, and Jack hasn't been published yet. Not nearly what's available for Office 2007 at all.
This weekend is the Book Sale - I'm working Saturday and Sunday (what was I THINKING?!) but I'm also hoping to get out and find a good place for citrus (Bears Lime and Improved Meyer Lemon - when I have room I'll get fancy with Buddha's Hand and Blood Oranges and whatnot)
I'm sort of hiatused on WoW - I'm logging on in the mornings for a quick transmute and a daily or three. I'm thinking of parking one toon out for a fishing loop - up and down the shores of Azshara or something for some nice, soothing fishing.