Adam and Comfort stopped by in the evening, taking a break from their home improvements, to celebrate Comfort's birthday (which was yesterday) and eat some pie.
Hooray for pie and people!
Like last year, this year we are doing a second Thanksgiving. It's especially important because yesterday's turkey day was non-traditional, which means I didn't get any cranberries!
Comfort's birthday, so I started in on an apple pie for her early in the morning.
mini-pie pans awhile back and this is the first opportunity I've had to use them. They worked out pretty well.
I ended up taking Chris's grandmother's pecan pie recipe and used a quarter of the ingredients, which was enough for two little pies. Her recipe isn't that different from most other pecan pie recipes (just more sugar), so I think using a quarter of the ingredients for any pecan pie recipe would work.
I'm looking forward to tomorrow's leftovers!
A few dozen sugar cookies, a pumpkin pie and a pecan pie were all set after a few hours of baking. That felt so much more productive than just responding to emails all morning, which is what my work day would have looked like.
Will and Krista unloaded the truck. Comfort and Adam were signing on their house so everyone managed to get most things moved out of the truck before they were done. Which was good, since it gets dark early and had started to snow.
Later in the evening we went with them to home depot so they could pick up a few things, including paint swatches.
If I'm not sitting at a desk typing all day, I can squeeze in gaming and it doesn't bother my wrists too much. So I always enjoy having time off of work just so I can have some nice chunks of time with a video game and not worry about wrist pain the next day.
Plus Chris made dinner (like usual). Huzzah!
Dragon Age II, helped Chris make a shelf out of sisal rope on one of the stools we use as a table...
Comfort and Adam were there, of course, and all set and ready to go.
Corinne was there as well, and had a pretty nice booth setup. She's a friend of Comfort and Adam's and has been going to several conventions with them. It was cool to see her there.
We met up with Dan and we walked around for several hours checking everything out.
The convention filled up pretty fast. We left by 1pm and it was already getting hot, smelly (there isn't good air ventilation in a few spaces) and packed. I noticed that by 2pm they'd stop selling their tickets because they'd reached capacity. But that's good news for them. It definitely means that there is a demand for this type of show in the area, which is fantastic news for Comfort and Adam since they're moving back to town next week.
Pokemon was a little after my time and I never had much of an interest in the games or the tv show. But I played through all of the last game (Pokemon X) and some of Soul Silver several years ago, so I picked up Alpha Sapphire this morning. The games still
Since the Grand Rapids Comic Convention is this weekend I wanted to get everything set up and ready to streetpass with other players.
The game is...different. I'm a little bored with all the quests in Kirkwall, which is the town that servers as the main hub in the game.
We are under a winter weather advisory (and have been since last night) so we woke up to some fresh snow. We're supposed to get between one and four inches of snow.
We also picked up a changing pad while we were out. For some reason it comes with a seat belt. Kids rolling off of stuff is a thing, I guess? I don't know. Since we're not buying a changing table and using the existing table we have in the room, we thought a pad would work fine.
I also picked up Dragon Age II while we were out. That way if I finish up what I'm playing now, I can move right into the next game. All for the low price of $15. I guess that's what happens when you wait three years to buy a game. This is also why I'm very against going all digital. I still want all of my games on a disc. That way I'm not dependent on a server being up, my internet connection, and I don't have to pay an arm and a leg for a three year old video game because you can't buy used copies of digital files.
I've sat on Dragon Age: Origins, the first in the series, for a long time. Ever since a character I was romancing rejected me I figured the amusing witty conversations would stop and I kind of lost interest. Which is weird, because I love fantasy settings in pretty much every media. I was much more heavily compelled to complete all three Mass Effect games (made by the same company, but in space!) than finish up Origins and I hated my character's romance choice in the ME games.
Well, I finally completed the first game last night. It probably would have been a much more satisfying ending if I'd not let three-ish years lapse between plays and kind of forgot what was going on. But it is still a really good game in it's own right.
So I moved onto some extra content for the first game tonight, which is pretty amusing.
They're one size, so you use the snaps to make it smaller or larger depending on the baby's size.
Now to invest in a wet bag, which is what you store the dirty cloth diapers in and then dump them all (including the bag) into the washer when it's time to do laundry.
These diapers with snaps and velcro are so not my grandmother's diapers with pins. Although I do oddly see those in every baby section for some reason and the more popular cloth types (pocket diapers, liners, all-in-one) are actually really hard to find in the store.
That was a movie that was a little all over the place and really kind of silly in the last 3rd.
Should have gone to see Birdman, damn it.
We (Chris) decided to hem them so they would hang better. Chris did all the measuring, pinning and ironing. I just had to operate the sewing machine.
Now they hang better! I wasn't really keen on doing the hemming. The curtains didn't really bother me, but now that it's done, it does look nicer. When it comes to aesthetics, Chris is usually right.
Lord of the Rings: The Card Game. I'm neutral on most board games but for whatever reason I do like card games. Plus this was Lord of the Rings themed - so awesome! I had a really good time playing it and I look forward to playing again.