December 18th, 2011

eurydice james: pepperlandgirl4

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Much better day. Hormones are ebbing, which made it easy to enjoy shopping this morning. Craig took Alex out to spend his birthday money (we have a deal that in lieu of a party that never has a high turnout anyway because it's so close to Christmas that he can have cash instead; I've been coming out ahead on this for three years now, lol), so FIL went with them. Alicia needed to do her shopping since her school doesn't have a Christmas store, so I dropped her and MIL at Target while I went out to B&N and Bed, Bath, & Beyond. Then it was Starbucks, back to Target to pick up some forgotten items, and home for a very brief period before we headed out for a late lunch and the Muppet movie.

The shopping wasn't done, though, lol. Alex still had money left on the Game Stop gift card he got from one of his buddies, so they went there while I headed out to Victoria's Secret.MIL needed to go to Michael's after that. By the time we got home, my hip was killing me and I was exhausted.

I did finally get a chance to watch Merlin. Collapse )
cooking - cookie andrew: blond_bear

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Long day but productive. Writing, and a little more shopping, and blogging stuff, and finally getting around to making Alex's birthday cake. See, he didn't want a normal cake. He wanted this layered pumpkin pie toffee cheesecake. Which required more time than I could feasibly commit to it before today. So that's what I did this evening, and now it's sitting in the refrigerator for us to have tomorrow night. Surprisingly easy, for how complicated it looks. If it tastes as good as I think it will, I'll be making another for Christmas for him and me since neither one of us can stand Christmas pudding. Blech. Fruitcake on fire. Craig, Alicia, and the inlaws can have it.

I also started a new knitting project this evening, some lacy fingerless gloves because I get so damn cold in this house sometimes. So far, so good, though it's a little tedious going right now as I get used to the pattern. I only managed to get a couple inches done while watching Conan tonight. I wanted eye candy, I saw Jason Momoa looking all hot and remembered how badly I wanted to see this in the theater, and I didn't give anybody else a choice about what we were watching after the kids went to bed, lol.