Welsh Girl is doing fine. Well, she's actually a little worried about a few things but, then again, aren't we all? Not having her salary has put a bit of a dent in our savings, which were not ample in the first place. Other than that, for the most part, she's doing well.
The Despoina thrives. For a while we were worried about her weight because the doctors told us that she should be gaining an ounce a day. We hept trying to feed her all the time to little avail. A lactation consultant, on the other hand, told us that it should be about 4 ounces a week. By that metric, the Despoina is well ahead of the curve. More than anything, it is teaching us that the Despoina, for the most part, is a good judge of her needs. We also took another trip to L-Town last weekend. The trip up wasn't all that bad. The trip back was a little rougher. Luckily, she has decided that she likes pacifiers and that is a boon to us all.
Welsh Girl and the Despoina are going back to L-Town this weekend. Welsh Girl is doing a Pure Romance party for one of her friends up there. I'm not going because a) I don't really want to travel up there two weekends in a row and b) why am I going to give up that much time for an event that I myself can have no part of? Therefore, this weekend, I'm free!
What am I going to do with my free weekend? For starters, I have declared Saturday to be "Drednought Saturday". You see, I've been looking through my 40K stuff, specifically at the unpainted and/or unfinished stuff. I already know that I have enough unpainted to turn into a second army if I really want but the my Dred situation has completely caught my attention. I bought a metal one years ago (8 or 9 if memory serves) to use in a conversion project. When Black Reach came out, I got another one with the Marine part. Trading the Orks from that set with someone else for the Marines gave me a third. I bought a fourth cheap on Ebay. About 3 months ago, I got a great deal on a bunch of new in box stuff and got another Dred from that. I now have 5 unpainted Dreds and that is unacceptable. So I'm going to spend the next couple of night prepping them and basecoating so Saturday I can paint them all. Last night, I actually started work on that conversion project I envisioned all those years ago. I think it will be cool. I cut the multimelta off of one of the plastic Dred arms (better than cutting it off the metal arm with a dremel) and replaced it with a metal giant hammer arm from a Chaos Dred (after cutting off all the chaos stuff, of course. No traitor Marines here...) and bonding it all with superglue and Green Stuff (a two part epoxy putty used in modeling for filling and sculpting). It already looks great. Once I add more details and various accouterments, it'll be awesome. I don't usually trick out minis too much because I don't like it (and my Marine Chapter considers ostentatious ornamentation to be vanity, emphasizing the warrior over the army and the mission. Everyone knows where pride goeth...), but this one is special. Now I have to make some homemade assault cannons and find some bits to use as shoulder mounts. This old one is going to be a monster of a Dred when I'm done.
Saturday night, if I feel up to it after painting, I'm thinking about going to a party. Okie Girl is hosting a little soiree for her betrothed. He moved here from San Diego several months ago. A bit of a weird guy, but that's the pot calling the kettle black as it were. Still a good guy though. And I'm still on good terms with Okie Girl, unlike Party Girl and some in her sphere. She's never crossed me and I'm pretty fond of her so we're still cool. There may be barbeque and board games involved in this party so all the better for me. Besides, I don't out much anymore so this will probably be good for me.
So Party Girl knows that I keep an online journal and that I refer to her as Party Girl. While she accepts that that was a more accurate moniker when I first met her, it's not too descriptive now. She'd like for me to change it to Plant Girl or Garden Girl. I'm not going to, of course. It's my diary and once I give someone a name, it sticks (unless something big happens that changes my mind but that's neither here nor there) but I will say this much: Party Girl and Misslake would totally plant geek together in a nursery over a couple of six-packs. I am curious, though... Assuming you weren't using their real name, if someone you wrote about asked you to change your handle for them, would you? That's what polls are for...
Work is, well, work. We've been spending the last few days with a new software system, massaging it into place for a presentation to the Crazy Lady Attorney. Two days ago, we were doing things that we should have done a month ago. Yesterday we were doing things we should have done a week ago. Today we're training and presenting, but CAB can't make it. Meh. Well, at least I have a job. I'm a little worried because a couple of our clients have taken their work back and are doing it in house. And the client that was a part of Citigroup? Well, the less said about that, the better. If everything with this software works out, it'll automate a lot of things which could lead to needing fewer people to do it all and since there are only me and my boss, two guesses who goes if there's not enough business... A minor worry since I know my boss wants me to stay so I can do the grunt work and she can concentrate on other things, but something to think about nonetheless.
I'm working on a Flickr page for the Despoina but I'm slow and lazy. But one of these days before she is in elementary school I will have it done. I may take some time this weekend to work on it some more, but we shall see.
I think that's about it for now. I'll be going into training soon so wish me luck and project any awake karma you can manage. I never do well in these things...
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