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We went down to Salinas to J's sister's new place, and holy crap is it huge. It's got a nifty layout, and infinitely more space than their old house. We hadn't seen Natalie since before she was walking so it took a while for her to stop giving J and I the suspicious eye, but by the end of the night it was lots of carry-me arms, and where Sophie is usually all about her Uncle J, somehow this time I ended up with her hanging on me more often than not. I suspect it was that I was wearing a pink shirt so that boosted my coolness rating. It's interesting to see the ways her personality has changed now that she's a big sister. Sometimes I wish we lived a bit closer in order to visit more often.

Anyway, we hung out, ate food, played with dolls, tried to devise a plan to steal their adorable pug, and at the end of the evening I got the bonus of belated b-day gifts. See subject. I have also increased my fuzzy scarf collection by one, so I should probably put out some of the ones I don't wear often out onto the curb.

The drive was nice, and J and I talked a lot about the ways in which we'd like to focus on our projects for school and general creative things. I'm back to having a solid idea of where to go with my current assignments so I'm feeling very rejuvenated about them. Which is good, as I need to be doubly-focused this weekend, since I didn't actually get any extra days off, and the lab is closed tomorrow which is typically my dedicated time to go in and work all day on my homework!

Date: 2009-11-27 06:36 am (UTC)
nekofreak: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nekofreak
yay for snuggie! and very much good luck on your homework!! <3 ^^

Date: 2009-11-27 05:44 pm (UTC)
nekofreak: (Default)
From: [personal profile] nekofreak
good luck!!! ^_^ i have to get up and face the kiddos now >.>;; dun wanna!

Date: 2009-11-27 07:08 am (UTC)
msilverstar: (a vi)
From: [personal profile] msilverstar
Our turkey was in Salinas too, we could have waved. Wouldn't it be nice if there was a convenient train? That's a long drive.

Date: 2009-11-28 05:55 am (UTC)
the_rev: (vig)
From: [personal profile] the_rev
I was tempted by a pink snuggie today.

Glad you had a good holiday!

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