Rainy Days

It’s been rainy here. Lots and lots of rain. We need the rain, so I’m not complaining. But I’m also ready for it to stop.

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Last Thursday Corinne came down with the same stomach bug that Raelene had, generating huge amounts of laundry and causing us to cancel most of our weekend plans. She was a real trooper about it, and seemed genuinely sorry for getting sick all over the place. By Friday afternoon she was fine, and so far I’ve been spared. *knock on wood* We’re still a bit worried about spreading it around, though, so we kept our plans canceled.

On Saturday we managed to get to the El Cerrito farmer’s market, and then picked some stuff up at Target. Sunday was a stay at home while it rained outside day.

Late last week we watched Julie & Julia, which was a cute movie even if it did involve a lot of dead animals. Meryl Streep was amazing as Julia Child, absolutely amazing. Next up is Food Inc, which I imagine is going to be pretty intense.

Tonight the Richmond city council is recognizing the North & East Neighborhood Patrol group again, and Raelene will be there while I watch Corinne. Go N&E Patrol!

Next weekend is (tentatively) my CthulhuTech game and a Sunday brunch with friends. I still haven’t seen Avatar, but maybe we can work that in as well sometime.

Rainy Days

We had a fun, mostly dry weekend. On Saturday I went to Endgame‘s January Minicon, where I ran CthulhuTech and played Feng Shui. It was a long day, but I had a lot of fun and Raelene survived the afternoon and evening with me gone. I’ve run CthulhuTech twice now, and it’s starting to grow on me some. The system isn’t as streamlined as I would like, but the setting is really cool. I think I like it. I found Feng Shui to be far more annoying than I thought it would be. I like the idea of “yin/yang” dice where one is positive and the other negative. In practice, though, keeping all the pluses and minuses correct at 11PM and after 8 hours of gaming is incredibly difficult.

On Sunday we went to a birthday party for one of Corinne’s friends who was turning 2. It was a lot of fun, with balloons and cupcakes and a make your own crown bar. Corinne found her friend’s pint sized rocking horse, and she loved riding it. It was cute.

Today it’s rainy, and since Raelene has some sort of nasty stomach bug I’m taking the day off to help watch Corinne. Truth is I’m not feeling all that great either, so staying home is probably for the best.

Coming up next weekend is the San Francisco vegan bake sale to raise money for Haiti. I’m not sure what we’re going to be baking for it, but something certainly.