Did Meagan get in trouble for not doing something? Is it just good-natured ribbing, with someone making fun of her? Or is there a bigger story, perhaps some kind of epic fail that Meagan triggered?
Liz and I trekked over to Valpo late in the afternoon today. We were slated to help move some furniture, to get the home TV/Internet wired up again, and to exchange Christmas gifts. Wtih everyone’s holiday travel plans, coupled with the fact that Julie and Bob were getting new floors – the timing just hadn’t been good for us to get together, until this weekend.
A few weeks ago, we got an invite to a surprise birthday party for Brandon and Aunt Beth (whose birthdays are close together). Folks drove in from all over, and were staying at a hotel in Frankfort – with a bus arranged to transport folks over to CD & Me, a few miles away.
When I took my items to the counter, I noticed a small mark on the lid of the soup cup. Looking at the design on the lid, it resembled the face of a clock.
The topic for the event was “Why Did You Stop?” and my talk focused on my friend Ann, who died in 2004.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after a few pages… I found myself pulled into this world, and unable to stop reading. The backgrounds/environments are fantastic – but it’s the characters that have me in awe (their eyes and faces are just so incredibly expressive).
On our way home last night, Liz and I decided to swing down 53rd street. We had heard President Obama was in Hyde Park, hanging out until his farewell address at 8:00 PM (at McCormick).
Though we were both a little tired, Liz and I suited up after work and went down to the basement to keep the house train going. With the concrete set from Saturday’s pour, we got things ready for the second pour.
Today, we spent most of the morning recuperating in bed. It’s been a hectic and busy few days, and all we really did this morning was wake up, have breakfast, and watched movies.
Working in the basement felt really good tonight, and I walked away from the evening feeling really proud of myself and Liz. While we had Bob on hand to help advise/guide us, Liz and I fell back into our familiar cement mixing routine.
I got a text from Bob on Friday, and after work I ended up swinging by Valpo as an extra pair of hands. On arriving, I found a lot of the new floor installed, with lots of extra wood planks waiting to be installed.
I’ve been wanting to do more reading lately, and so I pulled the trigger and got myself a Kindle Paperwhite (note: referral link). I’ve been eye-ing one for a while (and I really do mean a while), and the start of the year felt like a good time.
To make space for a new support column, we needed to remove some concrete. A plumb bob and some measurements later, we had the space marked out. Broke out the grinder again (been a while since I’d used it).
And here’s a photo we took on NYE’s, before the year’s end. Both of them are making weird faces because we had just given them carrots, and captured them mid-chew.