Trader Joes • Beaverton, Oregon
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Not the weekend I had planned…
My original plan was use Saturday to 1) take some photos in Portland and 2) have lunch in Portland then 3) visit the Gathering of the Guilds at the Oregon Convention Center. Saturday plans got scrapped when I received an email message inviting Katie and me to a family gathering Saturday afternoon. My cousin from California and his wife and son were in town for a rare visit. We really enjoyed seeing everyone, but the event cut 1:00 pm through 5:30 pm out of my Saturday.
I had a backup plan to go to the Convention Center on Sunday, the last day of the Gathering of the Guilds, but Sunday morning I felt so far behind on my weekend schedule that I canceled the trip so that I could stay home and try and get caught up. I confess that all the Capture One Pro work took too much of my day on Sunday, so I failed to be good with my task list. The Capture One Pro work was good stuff, and I learned a lot, so I can’t say that the weekend was a failure. On the other hand, exploring new software is kind of a luxury, given my schedule and workload. I would have felt better if I had more answers regarding the application, but I hit too many dead ends that I’ll have to research. So I have another unfinished project on my hands.
I didn’t even get any photography done – just a few quick koinobori snapshots when I stopped at Uwajimaya last night… and a few quick flower shots when I stopped at Trader Joes this afternoon. I wanted to do some testing on the Micro-Nikkor 105mm lens, but I didn’t get that far today. More task slippage.
The good news (sorta), is that tomorrow is my Fourth Monday. It’s not often enough, but every fourth Monday I take a vacation day to recharge myself and to restore my sanity. So I have one buffer day to do more things. First thing Monday, though, the furnace repair people are coming to do annual maintenance on the furnace. Hopefully we can get that chore out of the way early in the day. Monday would have been a play day had I been in reasonable shape on my task list, but I guess my “playing” was doing Capture One Pro experimentation. Monday I need to get the household in better shape.