Timing (is everything)

18 Apr

More of Teh Crazy last night. We’d arranged to have dinner with Friendless and Scrabblette, who are in town for ConVic this weekend, but we were a bit vague on starting time, as Biggie had a recorder lesson. Also, we weren’t sure what time Fraser would be home.

The evening went something like this.

18:30 Me: Quick, get your stuff, we need to get going

18:40 Me: Quick, get your stuff, we need to get going

18:45 Me: Quick, get your stuff, we need to get going

18:47 Biggie starts frantically shifting games in the corridor, because she wants to get at Ticket to Ride so she can take it to loan to her teacher. Meanwhile, Otto is checking out the kids’ games and I am grabbing my handbag and encouraging them to keep moving. (Which may or may not be a polite way for being somewhat impatient)

18:50 Finally out the door. Load kids into car. See 2 people walking down the street – hi, Friendless and Scrabblette! We are racing to get to the 7pm Recorder class, I’ll just unlock the house (which is beyond chaotic) and you can wait in there for Fraser. Friendless later points out that not only was I letting people I really didn’t know into the house, there was $300 or so in cash on the dining table.

18:52 back to car, see Fraser walking down street. Pause to explain why there are 2 people in our home.

19:04 arrive, late, for recorder lesson. While Biggie is at her lesson, Otto and I read her home reading book and play Sherlock, which is Der Plumpsack without the, errm, Plumpsack.

19:25 lesson ends, early, as requested. I load kids into car and call Fraser to say we are en route. He reminds me that I forgot to buy pull-ups for Otto.

19:35 collect our friends’ daughter who was babysitting for us. She was a flower girl at our wedding and now she is at Uni! We chat about perfume and signs of aging. We agree that perfume rocks!!

19:40 run into supermarket, run out

19:45 home. Fraser, Scrabblette and Friendless are playing Ingenious. I change Otto into PJs and order the Bigster to bed.

Dinner was as good as expected. I think we might start buying the babaganoush by the bucket. Also the potato thing with onion and spices. Which was almost certainly only good because of all the oil … but it was GREAT.

I am up 1 kilo this morning 😉

1 Comment

Posted by on April 18, 2008 in friends, to-do


One response to “Timing (is everything)

  1. Friendless

    April 22, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Whaddya mean, really didn’t know? You read my blog hence know at least as much about me as my family does :-). And you know me well enough to know that your games were in much more danger than your cash :-).


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