Wow and hello strangers. It's been a madhouse around here, and then we went back to KC for Thanksgiving week. Drove 14 hrs yesterday to get back and I'm just wiped the heck out!
Congrats on the new kitty - she's adorable! Welcome to the world little Wren! Maia, I'm SO glad that things were everything you hoped they'd be. I was worried and delighted that worry was for nothing! And hurray for date nights and anniversaries and having husbands home for a few days! (Hugs to anyone who needs them as always.)
We finally made it to the PUC meeting. They have this awesome Solstice celebration, last year there were over 60 people in the circle. They also have kids activities planned the entire day. DH and I are very excited!
While in KC we braved the crowds for the Black Friday sales. Guess TRU opened at midnight and a couple tried to line-jump. The police told them to get to the back of the line, the lady cussed him out, he told her to just leave and she started to physically attack the cop! At that point they had 4 cars there and she ended up tazered and going to jail. About an hour later they closed the store because of all the fights breaking out. Seriously NO toy is worth that! (Thankfully we were NOT there this year!) Just unbelievable.
We're doing ok over here, just recovering from the loooong trip. It's normally only 10 hrs, but my dad wanted us to stop by to pick up gifts for the kids. He always picks out the stuff for DS and lets his wife pick out stuff for DD - which is great except his wife refuses to spend any money on anyone but her dd. I honestly don't mind if she got something at a garage sale or whatever, but please don't get the children something that's broken, unsafe or highly age inappropriate. So DS is getting a nice metal detector, and DD is getting a (seriously I kid you not) 20+ yr old box full of different watch bands to interchange. She's 5 and doesn't have the dex to change watch bands and um, can't tell time yet! Oh and she's getting a lightweight adult sized scarf/hat/mitten set (it's big on ME)to counter the plush robe and slippers DS is getting. Sigh.
This week I'm scrambling to get as much sewing and baking done as possible, but I should definitely be around more! Take care to all!