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28 August 2014 @ 11:52 pm
Almost Friday. So close!  
HalfshellHusband and I are going off to a bed and breakfast this weekend, for a belated 25th anniversary celebration. We're really looking forward to it. Let's hope our trust in the kids is not misplaced. I'm not thinking wild parties so much as our son playing endless video games and both kids eating wall-to-wall junk food for three days. Which will not kill them, and they'll probably feel all sneaky or something. ;)

I posted a picture yesterday of the Futurama cake I made for my son's birthday. There is something vaguely whalelike about that ship, at least in my rendering of it. Maybe I'm just channeling something subliminal instead of falling prey to my limited artistry. \o?

I might be on the verge of giving up on The Princess And The Goblin. I know I read it as a child (because who could forget a character named "Curdie"?), but back then, the story probably carried me past the overly precious style. It really shows its era.

I've started in on The Belam Detective, which is a novel/mystery/other (?) set in 1912 England. It's very readable, and one of the most interesting aspects thus far is that the detective's son has a condition unknown in that time but which modern readers will recognize as Asperger's syndrome. I'm almost done with the David Baldacci thriller I've been working through at the gym, and nearing the end of The Pushkin Hills as well. I have a stack of "Read and Return" books to dig into after that!

So, weekend plans? For my American F-listies, are you going anywhere over Labor Day?

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Kizzyxo_kizzy_xo on August 29th, 2014 07:44 am (UTC)
I missed a cake?!?

I wish I was doing something other than working :p Not-So-New-Guy fell in the freezer a few days ago and we're not sure if he's going to file for workers comp. If he does, I can kiss decorating goodbye until he returns :/

Have a wonderful time this weekend!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 29th, 2014 04:20 pm (UTC)
You can see it via clicking the "cakes" tag off to the right, though it's not one of my better efforts. Kind of a rush job, thanks to my son's friend's late determination that he could party after all! Less than 24 hour before the actual event.

I first interpreted your note on the Not-So-New-Guy as if he had a habit of opening the freezer door and just falling inside, like it was a vortex sucking him in! But probably closer to something boring like slipping while IN the freezer.

Nuts to a weekend of working, especially without decorating! Boo. :(
adoptedwriteradoptedwriter on August 29th, 2014 11:30 am (UTC)
Hey! I work on Saturday. I'm still eating to hear re tutoring. I'll prob see Married Kid and WhiteKnight on Sunday. Hub has chemo on Monday, so that part of the routine is biz as usual.
Enjoy your trip! Happy Anniversary!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 29th, 2014 04:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the good wishes! So, you really have just one day off in the middle of the three. I guess once the kids leave home, visiting them is probably a treat, so that's good. Hope the chemo goes well on Monday.
adoptedwriteradoptedwriter on August 29th, 2014 04:33 pm (UTC)
Visiting the Married kKids/AKA "The Royal Couple" is always a treat. Hub gets Monday off work, but Hoxworth Blood Center has business as usual. At least we get to sleep in on Monday. Chemo happens after lunch. AW
bleodsweanbleodswean on August 29th, 2014 02:00 pm (UTC)
Have more fun than you can stand. Twenty-five years is worth celebrating! And the kids will be fine.

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 29th, 2014 04:23 pm (UTC)
We're definitely looking forward to the time away! Our last trip was a year-late celebration for #20, in which we went to Hawaii! This will not be the same, but at least the kids are old enough to fend for themselves now. If we'd realized that sooner, we'd have made plans around Memorial Day (that would have then been foiled due to my BIL's health emergency). So, I'm hoping this is all serendipitous... :D
Danmuchtooarrogant on August 29th, 2014 02:28 pm (UTC)
25 years, huh? Congratulations, and I hope you have an amazing weekend. Oh yeah, and that upon your return, both kiddos are alive and well. :)

The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 29th, 2014 04:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

I'm hoping they haven't killed each other, or the house, and that our son has thwarted our (older!) daughter's habit of leaving doors unlocked. She's a dynamo at school, Mock Trial, and internships, but common sense things? Ahahahahaha!
cindy: cupcake (by interlock)tsuki_no_bara on August 29th, 2014 09:58 pm (UTC)
have fun on your weekend away! the kids will be fine. (by which i mean, they won't burn the house down. :D or kill each other.)

this weekend i'm going to ikea because, well, i never say no to ikea. i mean, meatballs! rooms! stuff and things! and did i mention the meatballs?
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 29th, 2014 10:18 pm (UTC)
They have meatballs?

Though my daughter has to be going there solely for the furniture, because I'm sure meatballs are borderline or actually into the "Too weird to enjoy" category for her. Meaty meat-sauce for spaghetti or lasagna apparently is an abomination. :O

Have fun, and don't spend too much!
The Rogue Bitch.roguebitch on August 30th, 2014 05:19 pm (UTC)

I picked up a shift at my job on Labor Day, so it will be 8 hours of double-time-and-a-half pay. That will be nice.

I hope you have a lovely anniversary!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on August 30th, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the good wishes!

Oh, that extra money will come in handy. Let's hope you can save some for emergencies, rather than already having to patch one that went by!