January 3rd, 2008

b/g - in the library

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Sadly, last nights mean last nights, and since Tebo's flight was at 6:30 in the morning Tyler and I stayed awake all night so we could wake her up in time to get to the airport.  There was chess playing and talking and a little rewatching of Best In Show by me and Tyler in the middle of the night/first thing in the morning.  And I discovered that the best part of blackberry cobbler is enjoying it's warm gooey goodness at 5 am.  After dropping Tebo off Tyler and I conked out until noonish.  The gruesome foursome left behind (at this point that means me and Neil and Dar and Tyler) all went to the Blanton for a little art viewing.  My favorite piece of former years is Cildo Miereles' "Missao/Missoes [How to Build Cathedrals]" but the dosants were working overtime and we didn't get to walk on the pennies in the middle.  Then D discovered these really cool works by Dario Robleto that play with crafted objects and memory/memorials (in one he actually braided together the tape of the voices of Confederate and Union soldiers in a memorial braid that women used to make of the hair of their loved ones... you kind of have to be there). 
b/g - in the library

deep breath... and silence....

i'm sitting here basking in the ... not quite quiet, because we're watching the Iowa Caucuses, but in the relative quiet.

It's been a rompy rolly bunch of wonderful days.  Having guests in your house right after christmas when you're most used to being by yourselves is wonderful, loud, silly, and fun, but my energy levels and pocketbook levels are so low I feel like it's going to take me a week to get back into the swing of a normal schedule again.  Especially since we went from three people in the house to five people in the house for an entire week, and six people for a couple of days.

And it'll probably take me another week to get everything we did into my LJ.  But I think, isntead of the monster post, i'm going to try and do it a little bit at a time.  Tonight, I'm enjoying the relative quiet.  And recharging the batteries.