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( Aug. 1st, 2007 10:54 am)
Work went to hell but climbed back out. I love the fact that I work for an office where, on the day of a major release, I get to go home early because everything was done.

Cute Kid Stories )

I'm also throwing a number of parties -- birthday parties, King's Gate Picnic, and a coworker/ friends party on the 25th of August. Details on that last one later. Busy. Very very busy.
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( May. 7th, 2007 09:42 am)
All in all, it was a delightful weekend. We gamed on Saturday and then spend Sunday in family mode.

AU )

Zoo )
Coon-Kit Party )
Spiderman Spoilerish. )
Wrap-up. )
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( Apr. 15th, 2006 07:34 pm)
Got to see a friend from high school today. She looks remarkably like herself; not that many changes over the past 15 years facially. But she has two boys now (and a husband). We spent most of our visiting time running after children, but that may be just as well. I have a feeling that if I sat down with her and had a long heart to heart we'd find we were very different people than we used to be. While I suspect I would still like her, such realignments in thinking may be better of coming more slowly. Still, she's in Atlanta, and we'll likely see her again.

We took our guests to the playground behind our house, completely forgetting that it was Easter Egg Hunt day. So 5 minutes after we got there, hordes of small children descended upon us (including the IguanaCoon child) intent upon finding eggs. I managed, through luck, to pick up the "win a prize" egg and (tLD being way too small for such things) hand it off to the Kit.

We came home, tLD napped, and we went out to buy books for her. Well, mostly for her. They're children's books. But as we're the ones who read them to her, we sorta needed new books to read. There is only so many times one can read "Is Your Mama A Llama" before needing something else. We also picked up some summer weight clothes as it's getting hot outside, and a new toy or two for the Bit.

In which I babble about tLD's accomplishments )

My mom is putting an offer on a house nearer to us (yay for closer babysitting) on Monday. It's going to need some work -- mostly cosmetic -- before it's good, but I think it's a good deal for her and just in general. I'll probably see if I can wrangle together a work party for painting, carpet removal and floor polishing in exchange for food and beer. But that's a little later down the line. I hope she gets the house; it really is pretty nifty.

And now off to bathe tLD and hopefully to get her to sleep.
Except for a period of fairly severe stress last night for about an hour, yesterday was a lovely day. Work went well, and the day was utterly beautiful. Weather does astounding things for my mood I've found. After work, I met my mom in the park to pick up the sproglings. I nurse tLD while the coon-kit plays on the slides and such to get some energy out before the drive home. Yesterday, the CK discovered monkey bars. They're the best thing EVER. An entire row of things designed for swinging. So she insisted that my mother (called Jo-Jo) hold her up to the bars and let her try and swing. She did a fantastic job of actually moving from one bar to the other (with only the occasional sudden release -- thus why my mother was holding her up) and thought this was grand. However, Jo-Jo found holding up a 25 pound toddler somewhat tiring after a while, so I offered to swap. As I went to hold the CK up to the bars, she suddenly glared at me, shook her head and said (quite emphatically) "No! Jo-jo!" and reached out for my mother. Alas; I am spurned.

tLD was in a fabulous mood last night which is always happy. She gobbled up dinner and even slept reasonably well. I got to run which was wonderful, and slept astoundingly soundly.

I did have one odd dream. I dreamed that I went to visit my father's grave -- but it had been moved to a completely different cemetary. I also couldn't figure out why I was going. Not a bad dream; just random.
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( Mar. 2nd, 2006 10:05 am)
It's a lovely day outside, not like yesterday which was glorious and beautiful, but lovely -- in that it's like snuggling down in a soft blanket. There's something soothing about the gray misty weather of early spring. There are buds on the trees, daffodils blooming, and the dogwoods are starting to think about cracking open. I love this time of year. It's like Nature has just taken the stage, spread out her arms into the first pose of a fantastic dance. She hasn't moved yet, but there is this breathless expectation in the air. Mmm, happy.

Other happiness includes coffee from Dunkin Donuts. Much as I dislike Starbucks in general, they have done one fantastic thing. They have convinced most places that sell coffee to upgrade their coffee selection. DD now has really tasty coffee that I'm sure they didn't have several years ago.

Two Cute Coon Kit Tales )

Nothing much else to report. Back to work.
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