Luckily, I was feeling better come New Year's Eve. Karen and I went to Dan & Allison's for a murder mystery party. The murder mystery was no mystery to Karen - she knew Dan had asked me to be the murderer. She's a deductive genius...and I'm not especially stealthy at hiding plotting. Nevertheless, I managed to avoid a formal charge of murder much longer than I'd expected, but I was eventually convicted. It was pretty fun - good to see Dan and Allison and good to mingle with a different crowd. Ian and Alida were there, and also Elissa and Jason, so it wasn't as if there weren't people there we knew.
This week, I got out a couple of times. Karen was kind enough to watch Julian so that I could hang out with mscongeniality and her brother at the AFI. We saw Labyrinth, which was pretty darn spiffy. Classic 1980's special effects and David Bowie (that's pronounced "boo-whee" for you non-Marylanders) in a really big wig. I also made it to Wednesday night gaming for the first time in forever. I may even be able to go play poker on Saturday night. I don't feel quite so much like a wallflower, recently.
We also have contractors in. They've torn out the awful awful bathroom in the basement, and are replacing it with something that Doesn't Suck. Once that's done, we'll put some carpeting in the basement and be able to use that guest room again. It may even become the master bedroom. I have to move lots of stuff out of my office prior to the carpeting going in. It'd be good to have all of the yucky red & black tile covered.
I'm sure there's more, but this is the first chance I've had to post in a while regarding anything of substance. Perhaps I'll say more later.