All in a day’s work

19 Oct

Today could have been a disaster.

Unexpectedly Dylan had to stay home sick with pink eye. So, after dropping Ella at the school gate, we headed to Health Unit at the Embassy to have the offending eye checked out. Finishing quickly there, Dyl had a chance to check out the new playground equipment before we moved on to task two of the day: heading to the ‘burbs.

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We visited our new friend Meltem in a suburb of Ankara, Incek, and spent the morning in her “garden” (read “yard” for those in the states) planning a scavenger hunt for the Brownies. {I am hardcore into this stay at home stuff!} On our ramble through the development, we ran into a huge turkey. I was so bummed that I didn’t have a camera. It was huge!!! And the siting led to the whole which came first Turkey or turkey discussion…

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I digress. After a lovely morning and a delicious tea, we headed back into Ankara proper. Turning into our street, our building was blocked by a backhoe from nearby road construction. However, there was just enough space for us to maneuver through and into the garage. Once home, Dylan and I chopped, diced, and sauteed our way through filling for sausage and spinach hand pies and white bean chili.

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The good thing about cooking more is that you get more confident and quicker. Of course that leads to increased injury, but the afore-mentioned Health Unit is accommodating (like on Tuesday when I burnt the sh!t out of my fingers by trying to remove a hot metal pan from the oven).

And now, it’s time to pick up Ella and pull up the drawbridge. Friday nights in Ankara (like in Charlotte) are all about pizza, popcorn with candy in the bottom, and movies. We’ll eat the real food tomorrow.

For a day that could have gone very wrong, it’s been quite nice. I hope you enjoy your Friday.

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4 Responses to “All in a day’s work”

  1. Amy Andrews October 19, 2012 at 9:36 pm #

    Thinking of you and enjoying hearing what you are up to!

    • mkmz2873 October 19, 2012 at 10:38 pm #

      A whole lot of nothing these days. I miss your blog. Just because you are in CLT doesn’t mean you are less interesting. 😉

  2. Donna Gillespie October 22, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    You and Jason have taken to home life. He’s on work hiatus (ie got laid off) and has the home running very well. I get a menu of dinners every Monday and rarely cook anymore. Love it.

    • mkmz2873 October 23, 2012 at 9:50 am #

      I am not sure my home is running well, but we eat better!

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