26 August 2007

Back To What Passes For Normal ...

On Saturday of the Folk Fest, I had a wedding to go to, so Mary came in to babbysit her kids for me for the day (it was funny at the time. really). Kitty and Dannie's wedding was lovely, and I sat with a bunch of folx I hadn't seen in ages at the reception. It was a very Disney thing.

Mary came back and got Cory, Ernie and Linda on Monday, then I cleaned up a bit, got stuff ready to go to Chelsea's, picked up Barbara and headed out to misbehave at the ranch and go to the airport to send off our darling Germans in the morning and back to the ranch to sulk with Chelsea, Darwin, Bernie, Barbara and Annailese. There are gaps. I've forgotten what the plans were for some of the days. Friday, I drove to Calgary to see Sutai's film at the Calgary Fringe Festival's Film Festival, then drove back again. I picked Cory up on Sunday to come in to Fringe for a couple of days ... took the car in for service on Monday ...then took him home and picked up Linda on Wednesday to come in and Fringe for a couple of days ... picked Drayce up at the airport Friday morning ... then took her home on Saturday. And that was the last of my summer plans! Barbara asked what I was doing on Sunday and I said, "I have no plans." We both took a moment to digest that.

On the way back from Mary's, I was enjoying the pretty drive and having no plans for the immediate future, when my phone rang. I pulled over by the old schoolhouse and phoned Drayce back. We ended up making a plan to go misbehavin' and did just that. At one point, we stumbled into a B.Y.O.V. play behind the Black Dog. It took us both way too long to figure out that it was a play.

I'm puttering about, washing and putting away camping gear, and cleaning up nearly two months' worth of clutter. I went for lunch with the APs yesterday, to see if I can drive Dad's van ... I can't reach the floor, but the pedals come up. We're going to swap vehicles on Friday for the weekend, so I can take Barbara and Annailese out to the lake with me for Dad's and my 117th birthday on Sunday. He's going to come by before gymnastics so he can take Epona to show off to the guys at the gym. I figured when I bought her that there'd be times when she just wasn't big enough, but that there'd always be a work-around. This is the first time I've put that theory to the test, so I'm really pleased that he's excited about it.

10 August 2007

Ganging Bloody Agley ...

One of these days, there'll be pictures again.

The plan was to visit at Chelsea and Darwin's for the evening, then come home and crash early to get up early to take Lerris to the airport ... come home and catch a quick nap, then get ready for Mary and the kids to arrive.

We left Chelsea's at 3:15 a.m. ... just enough time to come home, get Lerris packed up, his bags tossed into the car, and to make it to the airport at the appointed time (and beery enough to sleep on the plane, with any luck at all).

Mary dropped us off at the top of the hill at the Folk Fest tonight. Just as we were setting up our blanket, I spotted four people came up the hill toward us wearing Free Hugs shirts and sent Linda to sic 'em. She hit one of them with a flying tackle and they went rolling down the hill. We ended up with a fistful of hug coupons and a good giggle.

Later, Drayce, whom I haven't seen in fifteen years, walked up and into a full-frontal like it was ten minutes ago. Weird and wonderful.

Sleepy now.

07 August 2007

Still Busy ...

Came home from Sasquatch, unloaded the car, had a 2 minute shower and put on slightly less camped-in clothes, and charged off to the airport to pick up PWC Lerris.

Did the WEM thing. I've never spent a whole day there before. Likely won't ever again. What a weird experience. We booked a theme room at the Fantasyland on their summer special rate. We were expecting highly cheesy. The hotel upgraded us to a luxury theme room. It was very nice.

I dragged Lerris around, running errands, meeting friends and family, and packed up last-minute-ish on Friday to go to Drumheller on Saturday for a weekend with Barbara and family, including her brother, and niece and friend of her brother's who are here from Germany, Chelsea and family, and some of Nina's friends. I got all hot and too-sunned and delirious on Sunday. Barbara's brother, Hal, kept my hat filled with ice Sunday afternoon and Monday, so there were no repeat deliria.

Got back last night (hot, tired, and thoroughly funned), unloaded the car, showered, talked to Nina briefly, and crashed. Got up to let Nina in at 1:00, and again when she left at 7:00. Today's a much lazier day. Laundry, maki rolls 'cuz the 'cado's all got ripe at once, movies, maybe some CL tonight. Tomorrow, we're going to the museum, then maybe out to Chelsea's. Early (early) Thursday morning I take Lerris back to the airport, then Cory, Ernie and Linda arrive later to Folk Fest.

I plan to sleep in September.

02 August 2007

Busy ...