Anyway, the workshop was good but required getting to work significantly earlier than normal, so this weekend was filled with blissful nothing. I had signed up for a workshop-related "hackathon" on Saturday, but once we got the materials it turned out to be way more machine learning and way less data analysis than I was interested in, (and started way too early), so I skipped it. Instead I got a haircut (a really good one, actually) and then went back home and spent all day doing nothing much. On Sunday we had dim sum at Star Kitchen with Jason, Brandon, Jon & Gary, and Bob, and then we came home and I did a lot more nothing. Well, Star Wars prep. But it was still relaxing and I figured out some important plot things.
Monkey is spending a couple evenings a week at ceramics, and I have started pre-making dinner for the following night those evenings. It lets me make something elaborate at a leisurely pace, rather than rushing stressfully through it when I'm already hungry in order to get it on the table at a reasonable time. Last night I grilled some eggplant and assembled an eggplant parmigiana (ish) recipe and an Italian zucchini dish. So tonight I'll just have to pop them in the oven for half an hour when I get home and it'll be dinner.