Last Friday night, we had a really-the-last dinner with Kat (because Gary was in town for a conference) and Anne at Raven. We got The Strange Waiter, and apart from putting a bread plate on Anne’s hand and my personal bread plate (instead of the table), he did fine. Then, we met up with 6.999-year-old Julia and Sherri and went to Baskin Robbins in the Village for her free birthday scoop. One of the students from the Grupo Cafu wandered in, and Dadawa said hi to him.
Saturday, we finished buying Father’s Day gifts, including stopping by Borders and The Galaxie Jewelers on Sunset (neat place, neat owner) to get some engraved plates for Tom, and a new bag for Cammie to ride around in. We saw two bags that looked the same and opened up one to check it out. Because it was the size of a lunch box and because we had instant visuals of how Miss Wazz would react, it took a second for us to stop laughing, repackage it, and make sure the other option was bigger. Check.
Moving on to Julia’s movie party: Kung-Fu Panda! Fun movie, not as great as expected. Now looking forward to WallE, Hancock, and Wanted. Hot dog for lunch. Lots of squealy kids and slightly odd grown-ups. Home to space out and wrap presents. Dinner with neighbors Roger and Albina. Sweet pup, adorable new daughter, friendly grandpa, and great food and company.
Sunday, Dadawa golfed and I wrote thank-you notes. Dinner at Mayuri with Rakesh, Shonali, and Ananya, days away from the birth of the new baby, which happened this week (congrats!). After touring the new home and getting to dinner, it was much later than any of us realized, so we all went home and crashed.
This week, I had an HHA meeting, a doc’s appt, a Child Care Council meeting, quesadillas and Julia’s “real” mini birthday at the Naybor’s, a class to observe, a nice lunch with Christof (starting a new job Monday, yay!), and a much-needed trip to the grocery store. Also, for the first half of the week, poor Anne’s AC was out, and the tupid home warranty people couldn’t get it fixed until Wednesday (so we had a boarder).
Tonight, we have plans to visit the new Agrawalette at the hospital and then join Danny and Chrissy for dinner at their place. Tomorrow, the housekeepers visit, and then we meet with the parents for Father’s Day dinner (we are celebrating a week late; it’s easier when eating out), and Sunday, we have our final childbirth class.
Next weekend, the Houston baby shower. Two weeks after that, the Beaumont shower.