Also on the List of Stuff: A Stitch doll that matches my Lily's, pretty necklaces (a fairy and an amethyst), earrings that look like screws going through people's ears (which I think I'll wear today to freak out Mom), Super Mario Advance (I am so going to lose that tiny thing), and the whole Magic Knights Rayearth first season on DVD. Very much prettyness. I still out-presented Angel, though, and I found a "Forgiven" fish necklace with Japanese on the back, and a tie tack. Muaha.
Mom called this morning as we were trying to get ourselves together to make it in time to have family Christmas before the Bevers all got there. Seems those five inches of snow mean that things will be postponed, but come over for presents and lunch anyway. Drive carefully.
I hope it doesn't snow too much more; I don't want to have to get the snowblower out. That would involve moving a car, backing the van out, getting the snowblower out, and putting the van back in the garage when I was done, right smack snug up against the table at the back or else the door won't close. Ick. But the radio man promises two to four more inches, so maybe we'll just hermit for a few days. I'm so glad I got Michel-Ange's brakes fixed.
Did I mention? Both back calipres and the front right calipre were rusted open. And a cracked CV boot, and there's a tiny oil leak in the engine, but I didn't want to pay $200+ to have it taken apart and found. But they took my power steering rack apart and put it back together for free, since the part wasn't broken, and it might not leak much now. And they tightened my parking brake or something, so it takes two hands to set now. Wow.
It snowed. It...it's beautiful out, and everything's coming together for this crazy Christmas potluck with my friends that I'm trying to organise. James brought his alcohol over yesterday, and the liquor cabinet is now quite adamantly full. What fun. I'm glad we have the house to ourselves, since Z might be able to make it too, which would make thirteen or so. That, my friends, is an incredibly warming thought. For some reason I think to myself that I have no friends in Fort Wayne area...but around the holidays, it seems I'm wrong. Christmas potluck, Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza...what fun.