September 9th, 2004

Brian and Anne

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Thank-you to brendand for letting me know my computer date stamp was off. I went back and re-dated a couple entries. I was not in October already, really. Speaking of brendand, go wish him Happy Birthday!

Last night it was Wednesday. I'm sure this was obvious to most but I forgot it after work and tripped over to my parents house to take care of a couple things so when I called Bill to check in and see if he was going to juggling, he asked, "do you want a Jannan? I have one here!" and I realized it was Wednesday and I felt very silly. So Janann and Bill (novapsyche and murphyw) came and got me and we went home and made a sort of lasagna with wisconsin cheddar bratwurst and a mexican mix of cheese instead of mozzarella (a sort of wisexian cuisine, we decided with some giggling debate), and Bill was very sweet and ran out for ricotta and later to get rikhei from Ypsi, so we had four for dinner and therefore enough people to play Frank's Zoo, which Bill had brought home from Worldcon.

It was really great to see Janann and Rikhei, especially Rikhei whom we hadn't seen for months. The lasagna came out pretty well and the game was much fun. I even won, wow.

Tomorrow Bill's mom arrives for a weekend visit and on Saturday my sister Sarah and my parents return from vacationing up north and we're hosting dinner here. I just looked around this morning and realized I have a lot of cleaning (and unpacking) to do before then, eek. Better get started...
Brian and Anne

Another busy evening

I went to an IT Zone open house after work, to network and try to push the job-getting. It also turned out to be a good opportunity to say "Hi" to the AWC gala planning committee folks who were there, and to many other people I've met during previous networking events.

At 8:00 Bill called on the cell to inform me that my great-uncle Don had passed away and my aunt had called. He then came and got me, which was nice. I spent the rest of the evening cleaning and doing laundry with Bill while also alternately talking to my Aunt and my grandma on the phone. It seems no one got a message to my dad before they went out to dinner tonight, so he'll probably find out late. Hopefully it won't be too upsetting for him. I wasn't close to my great-uncle, but we wanted to be there for the reset of the family and it was good to talk to my aunt and grandma. Pam is going to send me some material from her proofreading class, while she's thinking of it. At her suggestion we ran over to Don's house to leave a note for my cousin for when she gets to town from Kentucky tomorrow. It seems like one of those situations where he was out of touch and they couldn't reach him so then the family called the police who went in and found him, so there has to be an autopsy before there can be a funeral.

Bill and I are both fighting a sore throat, so I must go to bed now. There's so much I still wanted to do!

Strangest and most fun phone call of the day award goes to stardustgirl -- strange and fun are so often correlated in my life, you see. Have confidence you can do the Dream boots, my dear. I'm sure you will make them wonderful.