Steve's (rootbeer1) mom's visit is nearing an end--she leaves on Monday. The little dog has been fairly well-behaved, though she did drool on the sofa last night. Billie has come down with conjunctivitis (pink eye), so Andrea spent most of Thursday in the emergency room with her. Turns out the prescription they gave her can't be found in a single Walgreen's in the City, so we'll have to get a new one.
Wednesday we went to Costco to show Mom and pick up some groceries, as well as the new Lemony Snicket book. Also got A Mighty Wind and Bend It Like Beckham, two of our favorite movies this summer, on DVD. Next Tuesday The Lion King is released on DVD (about time), so we'll be back to Costco or to Tower. Yes, yes, I know, we're consumer whores, and how.
Thursday evening we went to a corporate "Fun Night" at the Exploratorium, courtesy of my company. One of the few perks left to us--they take away our bonuses, lay off thousands, ship most of the remaining jobs to India, and stop the 401K match, but provide a fun evening at a kid's museum with insipid appetizers and plastic shotglasses of cheap wine, like a bizzare communion service. Seems like a fair trade. We didn't stay too long.
Friday, fortified with new eyedrops, Billie spent the day cooking tacos and burritos and beans and rice and brownies. When I walked in the door from work, the house was filled with savory smells and all the windows were fogged. David came home with Steve, and then Andrea arrived, so we ate Tex-Mex food, then played Hand and Foot, a canasta-like game played with 7 decks of cards. Steve and I had played it before with Jeffrey and Philip--we'll have to have them over again, or hang out more with David and Andrea. I like the game.
Steve just ran off to Homo Depot to get a leafblower (on sale). Later D&A are coming over and we're all going to the new IKEA in Palo Alto--Mom's never been. We're introducing her to a whole new world of crass commercialism. Its our duty, to help the economy.
Yawn. I need coffee and Honey-Nut Cheerios with soymilk.