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Had Charlie's birthday party yesterday at a park. It was successful. His friend Byron didn' show, but fortunately there was enough to distract him that he wasn't upset. He was content with his plethoa of action figures. Ninja Turtles, Transformers and Ben 10, oh my.

This just in. Friend's husband is still an asshat.

Here is a photo of Charlie's cake:



Still no job info. Sigh.

More later.
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Had Charlie's birthday party yesterday at a park. It was successful. His friend Byron didn' show, but fortunately there was enough to distract him that he wasn't upset. He was content with his plethoa of action figures. Ninja Turtles, Transformers and Ben 10, oh my.

This just in. Friend's husband is still an asshat.

Here is a photo of Charlie's cake:



Still no job info. Sigh.

More later.
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The child was up at 5am today, he is so excited. I got him to go back to sleep, but he was up again around 6am complaining of a stomach ache, and then promptly threw up. I'm hoping it was just from excitement. He went back to sleep and as of this moment, is still sleeping, so fingers crossed, okay?

I've never seen him this excited for a birthday party. He seems to have 8 fixed in his mind as a very important year. He refused to put his pull up on last night, because he said he won't need them any more. I really hope so, but I'm not sure it is something he can control. Again, hope so, but we'll see.

I really ought to be writing a list of things I need to do to get ready, but I can't seem to jump start my brain. The Husband didn't come home from his friend's house until close to 4am, which a) woke me up and b)pissed me off, as he will now very likely sleep until noon and therefore be no help to me at all. Then with the Charlie issues, I didn't sleep very well myself. Sigh.

I got to meet a LJ friend yesterday - [livejournal.com profile] elfmanfan *waves*, as we live in the same town. She's the first LJ'er I met on line before meeting in person. And she's really nice. And has the cutest baby nephew.

I often wish I could win the lottery or something, so I could spend my days travelling the world and meeting all the people I know on line. That'd be fun.

Well, I'd best finish my coffee, and get my day started.

Many photos of the birthday party will follow. You have been warned.


ETA: Neil Gaiman posted on his blog that many people wrote to advise him to sell the satanic tomato (see his blog for details) of which I was one. So even if I wasn't mentioned at all, I feel at least like I was part of that. So yay me. He said, since tomatos don't last very long, if anyone had a suggestion of how he could use it for charity, so I wrote again and suggested this: You could print out a photo of the tomato, autograph it, and maybe write the story of the satanic tomato on the back of the photo. People would bid for that, I think.
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The child was up at 5am today, he is so excited. I got him to go back to sleep, but he was up again around 6am complaining of a stomach ache, and then promptly threw up. I'm hoping it was just from excitement. He went back to sleep and as of this moment, is still sleeping, so fingers crossed, okay?

I've never seen him this excited for a birthday party. He seems to have 8 fixed in his mind as a very important year. He refused to put his pull up on last night, because he said he won't need them any more. I really hope so, but I'm not sure it is something he can control. Again, hope so, but we'll see.

I really ought to be writing a list of things I need to do to get ready, but I can't seem to jump start my brain. The Husband didn't come home from his friend's house until close to 4am, which a) woke me up and b)pissed me off, as he will now very likely sleep until noon and therefore be no help to me at all. Then with the Charlie issues, I didn't sleep very well myself. Sigh.

I got to meet a LJ friend yesterday - [livejournal.com profile] elfmanfan *waves*, as we live in the same town. She's the first LJ'er I met on line before meeting in person. And she's really nice. And has the cutest baby nephew.

I often wish I could win the lottery or something, so I could spend my days travelling the world and meeting all the people I know on line. That'd be fun.

Well, I'd best finish my coffee, and get my day started.

Many photos of the birthday party will follow. You have been warned.


ETA: Neil Gaiman posted on his blog that many people wrote to advise him to sell the satanic tomato (see his blog for details) of which I was one. So even if I wasn't mentioned at all, I feel at least like I was part of that. So yay me. He said, since tomatos don't last very long, if anyone had a suggestion of how he could use it for charity, so I wrote again and suggested this: You could print out a photo of the tomato, autograph it, and maybe write the story of the satanic tomato on the back of the photo. People would bid for that, I think.
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So explain to me why I was still awake at 6:30, even though I could've slept in. No matter, though. I've things I need to do today, and now I have more time in which to do them.

I feel a bit guilty - I'm going off to spend money on things for Charlie's birthday, and, as I don't have much money to spare, a part of me feels guilty for not sending that money to the hurrican victims instead. But how would one explain that to a child? It's times like this I truly understand what the expression 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions' means.

At any rate, I need to go get some final things for the party, most importantly food, as well as party favours and so forth.

Incidentally if you want to see some really good coverage of what is currently going on, I recommend checking out [livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs blog. She's done a nice job of culling information. [livejournal.com profile] pracuel also does a good job.

So Charlie is ready to go, and so am I. Have a good morning everyone, and I'll talk to you later. And [livejournal.com profile] elfmanfan The offer for water ice and sympathy is still open!
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So explain to me why I was still awake at 6:30, even though I could've slept in. No matter, though. I've things I need to do today, and now I have more time in which to do them.

I feel a bit guilty - I'm going off to spend money on things for Charlie's birthday, and, as I don't have much money to spare, a part of me feels guilty for not sending that money to the hurrican victims instead. But how would one explain that to a child? It's times like this I truly understand what the expression 'the road to hell is paved with good intentions' means.

At any rate, I need to go get some final things for the party, most importantly food, as well as party favours and so forth.

Incidentally if you want to see some really good coverage of what is currently going on, I recommend checking out [livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs blog. She's done a nice job of culling information. [livejournal.com profile] pracuel also does a good job.

So Charlie is ready to go, and so am I. Have a good morning everyone, and I'll talk to you later. And [livejournal.com profile] elfmanfan The offer for water ice and sympathy is still open!
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Because I know all the people on my friend's list couldn't sleep last night wondering how Charlie's birthday went, I'll tell you.

There were 5 children including Charlie, which was a good size, I think. They were all amazingly well behaved, too. They played together nicely with nary a fight between them. The theme of the party was Spiderman. Charlie rarely asks for anything specific like that, and when he asked for a 'Spiderman cake' I think I went just a bit overboard. We had Spidy napkins, plates, table cloth and party bags. I got a Spiderman pinata and a Spiderman pin-the-tail on the donkey game. (er, only it was pin-the-spiderman-symbol on Spiderman's chest game)

The games lasted a total of about .8 seconds each, I think, but it was a nice day, so they played happily outside. There were burgers, hot dogs and chicken nuggets shaped like dinosaurs for lunch, as well as chips and pretzels and popccorn. In other words, way too much food! The Spiderman cake with the candle shaped like a 7 was a big hit.

Charlie got some nice gifts, including a Spiderman lego kit that has about fifty-million pieces in it. We got him a CD walkman. ($12.95 at Target) Still amazes me those things can run so cheaply.

My two best friends were among the grown up guests (their children making up the bulk of the party) and they stayed through the afternoon. We had a nice time sitting outside and drinking wine. For some bizare reason all three of us were wearing pink shirts. We thought we looked like some kind of sorority or something!

It was a nice afternoon, and I took Charlie to Pizza Hut for his free birthday pizza for dinner.

And now my baby is 7 years old, I have too much food left over, and way too many mylar balloons floating around my living room!

It was a good day.
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Because I know all the people on my friend's list couldn't sleep last night wondering how Charlie's birthday went, I'll tell you.

There were 5 children including Charlie, which was a good size, I think. They were all amazingly well behaved, too. They played together nicely with nary a fight between them. The theme of the party was Spiderman. Charlie rarely asks for anything specific like that, and when he asked for a 'Spiderman cake' I think I went just a bit overboard. We had Spidy napkins, plates, table cloth and party bags. I got a Spiderman pinata and a Spiderman pin-the-tail on the donkey game. (er, only it was pin-the-spiderman-symbol on Spiderman's chest game)

The games lasted a total of about .8 seconds each, I think, but it was a nice day, so they played happily outside. There were burgers, hot dogs and chicken nuggets shaped like dinosaurs for lunch, as well as chips and pretzels and popccorn. In other words, way too much food! The Spiderman cake with the candle shaped like a 7 was a big hit.

Charlie got some nice gifts, including a Spiderman lego kit that has about fifty-million pieces in it. We got him a CD walkman. ($12.95 at Target) Still amazes me those things can run so cheaply.

My two best friends were among the grown up guests (their children making up the bulk of the party) and they stayed through the afternoon. We had a nice time sitting outside and drinking wine. For some bizare reason all three of us were wearing pink shirts. We thought we looked like some kind of sorority or something!

It was a nice afternoon, and I took Charlie to Pizza Hut for his free birthday pizza for dinner.

And now my baby is 7 years old, I have too much food left over, and way too many mylar balloons floating around my living room!

It was a good day.
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Charlie is seven years old today!

Took Charlie and his friend to Friendly's last night for a pre-birthday dinner. They sang happy birthday to him. He was very pleased. I was really sorry I forgot my camera because his whole face just lit up when they started singing. It was very cute. Then he and his friend attempted a campout/sleepover last night in a tent in our back yard. Went pretty well for most of the evening. They had fun in the tent, watching Finding Nemo on the portable DVD player, and they did, eventually, fall asleep albit it very late at night. Then Charlie's friend woke at 1 crying, (I think he had a nightmare.) and decided he needed to go home. He really tried hard not to want to, but it was his first sleepover.

So today is the Spiderman birthday party...Charlie just woke up and came into the room. He gave me a big hug and said "It's morning! I'm seven years old now!"

So off to feed the birthday boy breakfast!
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Charlie is seven years old today!

Took Charlie and his friend to Friendly's last night for a pre-birthday dinner. They sang happy birthday to him. He was very pleased. I was really sorry I forgot my camera because his whole face just lit up when they started singing. It was very cute. Then he and his friend attempted a campout/sleepover last night in a tent in our back yard. Went pretty well for most of the evening. They had fun in the tent, watching Finding Nemo on the portable DVD player, and they did, eventually, fall asleep albit it very late at night. Then Charlie's friend woke at 1 crying, (I think he had a nightmare.) and decided he needed to go home. He really tried hard not to want to, but it was his first sleepover.

So today is the Spiderman birthday party...Charlie just woke up and came into the room. He gave me a big hug and said "It's morning! I'm seven years old now!"

So off to feed the birthday boy breakfast!
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Gakked this from [livejournal.com profile] junediamanti

What movie are you in? meme )

Samauri, yes. Tom Cruise, not so much.

And I still want to know where the term gakked came from.

And I'm at work stressing over the four million things I need to do at home, now that I've given up on clever and am having Charlie's birthday party at the house.
Just having a few people over, but still, the house is a mess, the yard is a nightmare, and I'm panicking. I should have taken today off. Sigh.

Poor Charlie has been a bit disappointed with birthday gifts thus far. My parents gave him a suitcase, and my sister sent him a really nice back pack from LL Bean, and it has his initials on it, and wheels and everything, but he's getting to that age where if it isn't a toy, it isn't interesting. Then this really nice co-worker of mine gave him this cute "Spiderman triple web blaster" thing that is a glove and you attach this thing on it and you can shoot darts or silly string. He was thrilled at first, but it turns out he's afraid of the silly string. He thinks its 'sewings' which are what he calls those s shaped packing peanuts. For some reason he is really afraid of those things. He liked the little plastic darts though.

He has asked for the funniest things for his birthday so far, among them a floor pillow and a lamp. Don't ask me why. He is very excited for his birthday, each morning he tells me how many more days. (Today it is three, counting today and his actual birthday)

And if anyone is interested in what happened with [personal profile] slammerkinbabe's post to [livejournal.com profile] thebookyoucrew check out her journal. It's pretty bloody funny, really.

Well, to paraphrase Mr Bennett, what are for but to make fun of our neighbours and to be made fun of in our turn?
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Gakked this from [livejournal.com profile] junediamanti

What movie are you in? meme )

Samauri, yes. Tom Cruise, not so much.

And I still want to know where the term gakked came from.

And I'm at work stressing over the four million things I need to do at home, now that I've given up on clever and am having Charlie's birthday party at the house.
Just having a few people over, but still, the house is a mess, the yard is a nightmare, and I'm panicking. I should have taken today off. Sigh.

Poor Charlie has been a bit disappointed with birthday gifts thus far. My parents gave him a suitcase, and my sister sent him a really nice back pack from LL Bean, and it has his initials on it, and wheels and everything, but he's getting to that age where if it isn't a toy, it isn't interesting. Then this really nice co-worker of mine gave him this cute "Spiderman triple web blaster" thing that is a glove and you attach this thing on it and you can shoot darts or silly string. He was thrilled at first, but it turns out he's afraid of the silly string. He thinks its 'sewings' which are what he calls those s shaped packing peanuts. For some reason he is really afraid of those things. He liked the little plastic darts though.

He has asked for the funniest things for his birthday so far, among them a floor pillow and a lamp. Don't ask me why. He is very excited for his birthday, each morning he tells me how many more days. (Today it is three, counting today and his actual birthday)

And if anyone is interested in what happened with [personal profile] slammerkinbabe's post to [livejournal.com profile] thebookyoucrew check out her journal. It's pretty bloody funny, really.

Well, to paraphrase Mr Bennett, what are for but to make fun of our neighbours and to be made fun of in our turn?

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