May 26th, 2010

Me 2010

Southern Faire

I was really in a weird head space that weekend, we'd just found out about K...

Thursday night before the trip down to LA, I dragged herefox out for Fondue! Yum...

Friday started out with breakfast at Jim's, then we picked up K and made it down to LA around 3ish with just two stops - one for lunch at the Iron Skillet. Dropped K off at Lorie's and then invaded ame_chan's homestead. Rainy! Sorcha! Emily! Tikki! and lots of cats =) Rainy was in a baking frenzy - muffins, cookies and pies - OH My!

Faire on Saturday. This year, as both Rainy & Em were working faire, Foxy & I got to join them as participants. Had to get costume approval (talk about being intimidated!!!). Frieda's only comment on my costume? "Like Pendragon, don't you"... Got to meet a heck of a lot of nice people in the Guild of St. Helena's. I fail at remembering majority of the names, though I might do better at faces. Unfortunately I had a dearth of spoons that weekend, so I think I was very introverted. Did much people watching. While walking through faire, somebody called out "Hello Cousin!", and I didn't figure it out until afterward that she was talking to me =) Lots of yummy things to munch at the Guild site.

Saw K & Lorie at the faire - K was a faire virgin. She enjoyed the turkey leg and some of the other munchies. The faire itself? She liked people watching. Also saw Foxy's brother too. They had a wee chat.

Waffle dinner at Rainy's - she had to go to faire early on Sunday, so there wouldn't be time for our usual brunch, so brunch for dinner! Other faire members joined in - Susan, Damen, Derek, Laura and one other person that I can see his face, but I can't remember his name. *sigh* Yakking until midnight or so.

So long and farewells, and then Sean & I met up with K, Lorie and Cy for breakfast at Carrows. Drive back home was uneventful. Dinner at Kapps
Me 2010

Relay for Life 2010

As of close on Sunday, we had raised well over 100K!!! We'll make at least 110K by the end of the campaign - maybe even hit 120K! Thank you all very much!

Alani & I started the day with breakfast at her favorite place - Ol'MacDonalds. Pancakes - her favorite!

Got to relay around 9:30, and started camp set up. It took 4 trips to unload the car and I had parked almost 2 blocks away. Oh well. Though Alani has been to relay before, it was when she was very small, so this was all very new to her. She had a blast doing snow cones! Kyle & K showed up around 11, and Kyle proceeded to have a blast doing snow cones, along with Corinne, JP's niece. The kidlets spent a good couple of hours hawking snow cones and syrup flew all over the palce.

OOPSY, I had promised Alani that we'd go to the Pet Parade, but we missed it! BAD AUNTIE! We did get to town square and see dressed up pets (poor dog in hawaiian grass skirt even) and she did get to pet many doggies and bunnies, goats, cats, she was very disappointed that we'd missed the actual parade. Much consoling and hugs were needed. Necessity Exists.

Back to Relay. Met up with K's dear friend Annie (who had driven all the way down from Folsom) and G. Had a late lunch at Max's. Then G & kidlets headed home for parental switch. K and I walked off and on until 10ish.

The luminaria ceremony was beautiful and moving. Got Irene's name right on her luminaria finally. Said "hi" to the usual luminarias - Mom, Grandpa, other loved ones and to the new ones: in memory of mbumby's mom and in honor of greenmtnboy18's bil and in honor of K. The winds were strong all evening, so several luminarias went up in flames. oops...

Skip came by around 11 and we walked for a bit. I did my usual 1-3am walk (YES, I did walk, trektone!!!). I was really tired - both emotionally and physically. I finally put on some very bouncy music - which helped tremendously - and finished the last hour very awake *g*

Tried to sleep until 8, but perky people were up and about by 6:30. I gave up. *g*

Came home, had noodles for lunch and then slept straight through from 1pm to 1am. Yup, just a wee bit tired.