Archive for October, 2008


Work has been beyond normal busy this past month.  This past weekend I put in some extra hours and even worked the holiday in order to meet a hard and fast deadline.  However, all turned out well.

Last week, I had the extreme pleasure of hearing Neil Gaiman read the final chapter of The Graveyard Book.  You can hear him read the entire book for free over on mousecircus.com.  

In other news, I drug out my poor, neglected sewing machine, Betty, and somehow managed to put together Justin’s Halloween costume.  The pattern has a pair of pants, but I didn’t get them done in time for last night’s Halloween party.  I like what he wore, so I’m not going to rush the pants.  I may make them and use them as normal pants–not costume.   The sewing on this is pretty amateur–and I won’t bore you with how many times I tore out the collar and redid it or how many times the fourth button had to be repositioned.  But it’s passable.

For the record, he was smiling most of the evening.  But my choices were smiling blur of a toddler reaching for the camera or serious toddler sitting still.  Amazingly, he kept the bandana on throughout the entire party.

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