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We got out first group of kids at 6:10 pm EDT, as my kids were heading out with their dad. Let me rephrase that, we got our only group of kids so far at 6:10 pm. It is now 7 pm EDT.

At least I'm rocking out in my black dress and cape.

ETA: I just got a second group of kids (2, for a total of 7 kids tonight so far). It is now 7:04 EDT. They are being driven around in a minivan, from house to house, curb to curb service. I tell you truly.

ETA2: Now it's about 7:30. There has been a couple of pairs of little kids and one mondo group of about 20 or 25 of age 1 to late teens. One 8- or 9-year-old had a really well-done tin man outfit made of grey foam, and there were some excellent teenage witches in full green makeup. It's still been very, very light traffic, perhaps slightly more than 30 people so far.
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Current Hallowe'en playlist, for rocking out while handing out treats:

(Don't Fear) The Reaper, Blue Oyster Cult
Necromancer, Al Stewart
Evil Ways, Santana
Main Titles, Edward Scissorhands
Mighty Little Man, Steve Burns
Zombie Jamboree, Rockapella
Don't Pay The Ferryman, Chris DeBurgh
Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress, Rockapella
Black Magic Woman, Santana
Abracadabra, Steve Miller Band

Now if I could just find the other disc of the Danny Elfman movie themes, I could add some Nightmare Before Christmas. Maybe "She Blinded Me with Science"? It's about 38 or 40 minutes as of now. And I'll probably play with it some more or fudge the order before I burn it to a CD.

Also, I am the world's worst mom. I didn't get candy. I got little containers of bubbles, like the ones people get for weddings but in neon candy colors.
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S contributed to the Tanga Jigsaw Puzzle Project. Like many other contributors, we sent an object, in this case a heart made from "melty beads" that she constructed in aftercare many weeks ago. Here's the final puzzle image. Click on the link above to go to the page describing the project.

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Last evening, we went out to Hudson Mills Metropark to see the fireworks. The crowds alone were amazing. We got there about 7:30 and we ended up in the thick of the parking, instead of lined along the entry road as the earlier arrivals were. We knew we were going to be in for a long time getting out. We hung out for about 2.5 hours people-watching, playing Aquarius, wandering about, reading, using the playground, and generally being silly. I got cold and used our second blanket to keep warm under, as I foolishly wore only a skort and tee.

By the time it was dark, both kids huddled under the blanket with me while we waited for the show to begin. Shortly after 10, it did. M complained about how loud it was and said she wanted to go home. I pointed out that even if we left at that moment, she would still be subjected to the loud noises while we exited, so she might as well get out from under the blanket and see the pretty fireworks. The fireworks were very nice. By the end, she was agreeing it was great and that we should come back next year. It took us about 50 minutes to get out of the park after the show was over. Most of that was spent in bumper-to-bumper traffic trying to exit the parking area. We were ushered out a side exit to Huron River drive and got home just after midnight, with two very cranky and sleepy girls. They nonetheless agree it was worth it.

Anybody interested in making a day of it for a cookout at Hudson Mills next year?

And now we are rushing about packing in final prep for Origins. See some of you there this afternoon.

Happy 4th!


Jul. 3rd, 2007 09:40 am
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Hi lovely peoples!

For those going to Origins: we are thinking of possibly going to see Ratatouille tomorrow afternoon or evening depending on what else might be going on. The nearby theatre is offering $2 off when you show your convention badge. Feasible show times for Ratatouille are 2:20, 4:40, 7:00. (There are also noon and 11:15 pm shows, but those wouldn't work for our little band.) Anybody interested?

On the other hand, we could be up for hanging out and playing some games for tomorrow afternoon/evening too. We will be at the Hampton, and hopefully be arriving by 3pm, perhaps earlier if we have our acts together. If you expect to be at Origins and don't already have my mobile phone number, reply to this message so we can make sure you have it and that I have yours.
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I asked for some hugs and got them.

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I seemed to have some trouble accessing my journal and my friends page some of the time this week. And now, this widget seems to indicate that I don't have an LJ?

Let's see, I have "children," "kids," "sex education," and "sexuality" on my interests list. o_O

Naw, I must just be paranoid.

ETA: It now seems more likely that this was a result of a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack.
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I created a "Weekly Health Journal" form to record things like my weight, whether I take my vitamins, how much water I drink, how many servings of veggies and fruits I eat, whether I exercise and what kind and how much for each day of the week. It's a two-page word document, intended to be used double-sided, one page per week. The form has a spot to record weight each day, but I don't intend to weigh in every day. Once a week or so is sufficient in my opinion.

It's vaguely inspired by Flylady's Body Clutter Investigator, but vastly streamlined. Her system is one single-sided page per day. That's too darn much paper.

ETA: Ooooh. I should add waist measurement, since that is what I care about, not weight per se. *Goes and edits document*


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