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It has indeed happened: my baby is in double digits. She got a somewhat protracted birthday celebration, with Ikea (for stuffed sharks and dragons, natch) on Tuesday, with bonus free chicken thumbs because it was post-mouthreaming for me and mashed potaybees sounded like a delicious and not in need of chewing dinner and also kids eat free on Tuesdays. Wednesday, the actual Feast of Saint Margaret, was her brother's weekly doctor appointment, but I picked her up from the Y with a california roll with candle in it (did not sing, because she is now old enough to be Embarassed By Her Parents) and she was bound and determined to have cake afterwards, so she got a rock-hard slice of ice cream cake before bed. Thursday was her birthday dinner proper (sushi for her, hamburgers for everybody else), Friday was the school party, and today we are going to the movies with her cousin.

On Monday I am finally picking up my new lease, having turned in Cheap Blue a week and change ago after a flurry of panicked road trips to reach the 6k minimum mileage. What? We were trying to be conservative with it, and also it didn't have heated seats (did I mention?) which the new baby does. The new one is a Jetta Sportwagen, in bright red with heated seats (ahem) and no panoramic sunroof (waaah!) and 17" alloys instead of the 16 inch steelies on Cheap Blue. Spouse says yay, I say boo, because I am afeared of thin-ass tires in pothole season, but not having to drive through the Oranges, Newark and Irvington on a weekly basis will help that.

Just turned down unlimited Saturday overtime at work because I am booked through the end of the year, which, omg, how did it get 6 weeks away exactly again? Have theoretically quit the eBay store, yet somehow this does not translate to getting to bed before 11:30 on any night, ever, and man is that beep annoying at 6:03AM.

Hoping Santyclaws comes through with the Top Sekrit Present Of Much, Much Wishing.

Date: 2011-11-20 09:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayalanya.livejournal.com
Hey - after a series of moves and finally unpacking nearly everything I own, I've discovered a piece of ancient history: I still have some vibrantly red wire and a disbanded necklace neatly wrapped in your bandanna. Would you like me to mail these to you sometime soon?

Date: 2011-11-20 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mhaille.livejournal.com

That would be great- my grampa just passed away a few months ago and I was thinking of my grandma and the necklace. I'll PM you with my address when I get home. How are things with you?

Date: 2011-11-20 11:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayalanya.livejournal.com
Oh man, I'm so sorry. :( Yeah, you should definitely have this back. Do you want me to string it or anything first?

Things are pretty fantastic. I have a kid now! She's 18.5 months old and kind of reminds me of Dangermouse in personality (happy birthday to her, by the way). Lots of other stuff but that's probably the most radical change over the last few years.

Date: 2011-11-21 03:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mhaille.livejournal.com

I saw some pics on facebook, didn't realize it had been that long. Congrats! And if you don't have the time, just send the stones. You're welcome to keep the wire if it's something you'll use.

Date: 2011-11-21 09:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayalanya.livejournal.com
Okay. I may send them as-is just because I'm not sure what order they were in way back when - I'll try to get them out tomorrow! I'll see if I can at least send string on a bead needle. I did pearl knotting professionally for a few months and have supplies somewhere.

Date: 2011-11-22 01:18 pm (UTC)
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Minimum mileage? What a strange concept.

Date: 2011-11-24 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mhaille.livejournal.com
Yeah, one of the conditions of the employee lease is that you commit to drive (well, pay for) the car for a minimum of 6 months or 6k miles, except the form to register for the new program pukes on your application if it isn't both conditions. It only had 5k miles when the new program came up, so we put it in as 6009 to get the form to accept it, and then I had to drive the other thousand miles in a couple of weeks. Not really the worst burden ever, especially considering what a deal the program is.

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