came over on Tuesday evening. Finari and I visited while Lola painted her first miniature. It was a very clean job, which I can't stress how important that talent is when painting 25mm to 30mm figures. Even though it was her first miniature to paint, I know it won't be long before she's well surpassed me in skill. Yay! :D Then I can bug her
for pointers. ^_~
Wednesday evening after work I went over to my parents' to help Mom with Thanksgiving prep. We peeled potatoes, peeled apples, and watched Ella Enchanted
and chatted. Actually, Sahara made me want to read Clive Cussler books, which was kind of odd. I've been familiar with his name because I worked in retail at book stores for six years, but never had the inclination to read any of his novels. Then I watch one movie loosely based a book of his, and now I want to read him? Interesting. Heh. I guess the movie served its purpose. And I haven't been reading enough, so it's about time I jumped back in to my love-affair with fiction. ^_^
Thursday morning had me doing more food prep. Then around noon Anne, Darryl, John, and Matt showed up, shortly followed by Rob, Sioux, and Kyr. While the turkey cooked, we visited and played Apples To Apples, which is a fun word association game. Then I ate lots of turkey and dressing and promptly fell into a food coma. Mmm. Dressing. And pie. Kyrie and I went for a walk to where the cattails grow by the railroad tracks. I have never played with cattails before and discovered that they're like dandylions times one hundred. We burst and scattered about three or four cattails each. I am officially the Fairy Princess of Ladybugs, and Kyrie is the Fairy Princess of Snowfall. That or Daughter Nature. Actually, she couldn't settle on her official title. That evening, after most everyone had gone, I colored Care Bears with Kyrie in the camper trailer while the adults visited in the house. I slept well that night.
Friday during the day, Matt and I WoW-ed, and then around 7pm we started watching the rest of SG1 season 1, and went well into Saturday morning. I think I can safely say that Matt and I are now SG1 addicts. Heh.
I woke up around noon on Saturday and went to the shop to pick up checks and stuff. We dropped by Anne/John/Darryl's place to pick up our car and chatted with them for a bit. Then we went to Justin to play in our social D&D game, where we (well, most of us) actually survived the Beholder.
Sunday had of course church, then more relaxing. We watched The Little Princess with Shirley Temple, and Road to Bali with Bob Hope. Now, back to Monday and the mad catch up game of work missed and Christmas craziness. Whee!
Hm. Thinking out loud here. Finari and I recently played some Guild Wars (her first time), although I am still very much the newbie, heh. My top level is 8 I think. Anyway, I am wondering if we can suck lolafae
into it, as well. It's like MMORPG-lite, and seems to be very user friendly so far, and of course, best of all, there's no monthly fee. So even if we only hooked up every now and then, it could still be feasible for them to get into it. ^_^
It's lunch, but I think I'm going to do more work until my rice is done cooking...