I'm glad it's Friday. I need to catch up on sleep and make a shitload of jewelry. Excitingly, I've been accepted in the holiday edition of Mozambique's National Crafts Fair, but I have next to no stock at the moment and the fair will be for 6 days! I am starting to freak out a bit, but if I can manage to do an average of at least 3 pieces per day I should be okay...
Also in the works is a planning session for Thanksgiving dinner. I am organizing a meal with 2 girlfriends of mine for what I'm guessing will be a guest list of around 30 people. So I will be cooking on Wednesday and Thursday next week, which means I need to shop this weekend, which entails feeling rested and doing some planning ahead.
While on the topic of Thanksgiving, do you know how much a stupid frozen turkey costs here? The equivalent of US$113 (2,900MT)!! And this is just for a small-to-medium sized bird.
I've been toying with the idea of buying a live turkey from this man who sells assorted fowl in a cage on the roadside on my way to work, but am increasingly realizing the impracticality of this idea. I'd totally have our maid purchase, kill and clean the bird for a fee, but she is preparing for a massive party at the end of the month to celebrate her graduation from Bible school, so her freezer space / availability for killing large birds has dramatically gone down.
Right now I've got the warehouse boys calling their supermarket contacts to see if anyone here can get a turkey, or whether the best option will be to have a friend buy 2 frozen birds in South Africa for a much cheaper price and bring them up on Monday.
Oh. And I need to go to the bank, to the tailor's, to DHL and to the art market at some point soon. Not that I have enough on my plate at the moment or anything.
That's one of the most frustrating things about being car-less and bored stiff at work on occasion (ahem, today!). I feel the pressure of this massive to-do list mounting, and I can do absolutely nothing about it...