cyllan: (Default)
( Aug. 4th, 2008 09:30 am)
Party accomplished. The Bit turned three with a bang, and far too much sugar. Much happiness.

Done now; more relevant posts later.
cyllan: (Default)
( 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. )
So, there was a weekend, and the weekend was good. We started early on Thursday with a visit from [ profile] forestblend and [ profile] smiths_hammer for Thai and chatter. In an amazing miracle, we managed to get the Bit asleep at a reasonable hour and thus even got in some baby-free conversation time. I will say that it's an odd position, being a parent with a number of non-parent friends; I worry that I talk too much about the Bit sometimes. It's tricky to strike the right balance between entertaining children stories and boring your friends to death. I think I manage this, and I'm fairly confident that our friends would tell us to shut the hell up already, but it remains a nagging worry in the back of my head.

Friday was? Nothing much as far as I can remember. Saturday, I woke up in a mood to Clean The House before the blizzard of evening parties. [ profile] touchstone mowed the lawn while I cleared out some of the flower beds, and we did general mild yardwork for the afternoon. My mom dropped off our Tree in the afternoon, leaving us just enough time to get it up and watered before it was time to get ready for the office party. For an office Holiday Party, it was remarkably good. It still left me feeling somewhat tired and anti-social, so it was up to [ profile] touchstone to talk me into heading off to the Friend's Party. We wound up having a fantastic time, so I'm glad that he did. Lots of fun, many friends, and a level of comfort with those friends that's just really amazing to me.

Things were a touch off though; there's a nagging lack as [ profile] outlawcoon and [ profile] sulleniguana are still out of town. I wish there were more that I could do in that regard, but alas.

Sunday was House Decoration Day. After we got up and got the Bit back from my mother, we decorated the yard and lazed about. There are still a few things that we want to do -- a big bow for the front door and some garlands -- but all of the bushes are now sporting lights. the Bit was a bit fussy during the early evening, so we took her on a tour of the neighborhood to look at all the lights. She was delighted, and cheered up enough that we were able to get the lights and the cranberry strings onto our tree. We'll finish decorating it tonight and get the SullenCoon tree up as well.

Good weekend. Alas, it left me feeling vaguely fuzzled this morning -- like I'd had a vacation of a sorts. That's good, but it made coming back to work hard.

Bit Tricks )
Initially, I was less than thrilled with the idea of hitting a Halloween party last night. Various events had conspired to force me into a non-social mood, and the thought of going somewhere was less than happy. But we had our costumes; we had the booze; we were going. [ profile] touchstone dragged me out of the house for a walk which upped my mood and generally jollied me up.

Halloween costumes this year were courtesy of a last minute flash of inspiration followed by $5.00 at the thrift store. Hurrah for very cheap costuming. I only wish I could have found really really cheap boots to go with the outfit I found; alas.

(Note to self: you are still allergic to aqua-paint makeup. Do not try it; stick with the greasepaint, damnit.)

Makeup came out passably well (see [ profile] outlawcoon's post for pictures), and then we were off to the party which turned out to be exactly what I needed. [ profile] butterinthesun and J's house is utterly lovely, and there was a small enough number of folks present that I could relax. Got some good conversation in, had some wonderful pumpkin cheesecake, and got to chat with friends I don't get to see often enough. (Brunch. It works great; I should do it more often with folks.)

Came home, had some bad pizza, some more water, and then passed out until receiving the sprogling this morning. So, yeah. Good Halloween stuff. I was pleased.


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