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My Big Project, or HoMD #25

Friday, January 25th, 2008

When the New Year rolled around I looked at my life and found some things I’d like to change. Considering my life is pretty much a shanty leaned up against a pile of mouldering refuse less than ideal at the moment, improvement shouldn’t provide much of a challenge.

Anyway, I noted among a number of things that I want to entertain more often. I enjoy having people over to the house, cooking, talking, and generally interacting with other humans. I also want to do more to help my fellow humans. So I devised a way to accomplish both at once.

This year I will throw at least one dinner party a month and ask anyone who attends to provide a cash donation of how much they would have spent on dinner that night. At the end of the year all of the money will be donated to Heifer International in the names of all the guests.

Tonight was the first dinner party. Only two people were able to come, but we had a delicious meal and then played some Wii. The menu included Cheddar Corn Chowder soup with salad and bread. Thanks to The Husband and D. for pitching in with the cooking. Wii-wise we made some miis and played some Mario Party 8. Good times!

Our friends brought their daughter over for the first part of the evening. Though she played shy with us, we still enjoyed seeing her and her fantastic pink(!) hair.

Miss Elf in Pink

A visit from the elfin folk is always welcome at this house.

Overall I deem the evening a success and a great start to a bigger endeavor.

Aunt KeKe Goes to Houston

Monday, March 12th, 2007

I went to my niece’s birthday over the weekend. She’s seven and adorable. Here’s the proof (that’s her in the middle):

The Niece & Friends

Never have I wanted to be a rock star. I can’t sing, so it’s not a feasible fantasy for me. But when we arrived at the party, I finally understood the appeal of rock stardom. The Niece ran to meet me with a ginormous hug and then proceeded to introduce me to everyone at the party. That kind of attention gets a girl’s ego going.

Along with cake and presents (The Husband and I brought books to feed her growing mind), we all enjoyed an afternoon at the Bounce House. That night The Niece and I crashed in our themed PJs.

Aunt & Niece in PJs

I also got very attached to the family’s new chihuahua puppy, Little Miss. In all it was a great weekend.

Happy birthday to The Niece.