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A good weekend was had. I wasn't especially comfortable (a couple of my little ailments wouldn't stop bothering me) and it made me tired...but with the help of Karen and some others from shul who helped me medicate, I made it to services and wasn't a total grouch. :)

Last night, we had our connected neighbors over for dinner. We live in a piggyback townhouse, which is to say that the only wall we don't have in common with neighbors is the front wall...the left, right, and back sides are all firewalls with other townhomes. So, we had the Deitz's over, as well as our neighbor Joan. I felt bad at first because we hadn't had them over earlier (I've lived there 3 years, and Karen almost that long)...but then again, the place is actually presentable now, which is a big plus. I also felt bad that Anna spent most of the meal wrangling Gwen (her and Jason's two year old), but I didn't have a better idea on what else could be done. At any rate, everyone was fed quite well, and a good time was had by all.

We're gearing up for our Chanukah party. I'll let Karen post the details, but it looks like it's going to be quite fun. :) She'll probably post from her new computer, which should be here today or tomorrow. This is good, because her old one is on its last legs.

We have tix for RotK on the 17th. Life is good.

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allah_sulu
Dec. 8th, 2003 09:14 am (UTC)
Re: ROTK
I saw both Fellowship and Two Towers at matinees on opening day -- not a problem getting in, because everyone else in the area was still at work. I went to both with a coworker who's been following the development of these movies for years...

I also saw a midnight first showing of Two Towers with my wife. I don't know if I'll be seeing Return of the King twice in the first 24 hours or not...

sethcohen
Dec. 8th, 2003 09:44 am (UTC)
Re: ROTK
Yep, you DO have tix! And I picked 'em up yesterday, so whenever Karen wants to come by my office and get them, she can.

I just tried, but her line was busy. I left a message.

As for next Monday, since I have no schedule, I cannot commit. Yes, my life is less than perfect...why do you ask?
glenbarnett
Dec. 8th, 2003 01:07 pm (UTC)
Wrangling two-year olds

Toddler-wrangling is just par for the course.

With people you know well, you can jump in and wrangle a little youself, but generally there's nothing much you can do.

We invited friends we hadn't seen in many months out for dinner
early this year. This kids took all our attention (and misbehaved)
so we barely got to say three words.

(Can't have been much fun for them.)

Glen

sethcohen
Dec. 8th, 2003 01:27 pm (UTC)
Re: Wrangling two-year olds
I couldn't have personally wrangled...I was sitting on the wrong side of the table. This particular child also is not one I should wrangle, because she fears me. I'm much bigger than mommy or daddy.

Her mother did appreciate my suggestion of an alternative parenting tool: duct tape. She did not, however, let me get it for her. Some people just can't be helped. (I may be one of those.)

She had a good time. Her toddler was not out of control...just more of an attention hog than she would have liked. So be it...she knew the job was dangerous when she took it.
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