Saturday, we brought some stuff up for the apartment, but mostly that day was dedicated to Tim and Heather's baby shower! Their little boy is due on Halloween, and I joined in with Heather's mom and sister to throw the shower. We did have enough food (though with only a few mushroom sandwiches (I made a double batch of those 'cause Heather particularly likes them) and some cake to spare).
It was lovely to see some old friends -- Jenn Reese was up from Southern Cal, and I got to meet her sweetie, Chris. Nice talking with Dan and Nadya, who are also expecting a munchkin; theirs is due in late November. I also had a bit more of a chance to chat with Lisa Goldstein and Lori Ann White and David Cleary, all of whom have kindly let me into their workshop while I'm out here. (I've been a fan of Lisa's writing for many years, so I find this particularly exciting.) And since it was a fairy tale-themed shower, I got to dress us up. Kevin condescended to wear my t-shirt of a knight saying "Ni." even though he doesn't actually like Monty Python -- he even wore a plastic rapier, because my boy is very indulgent of me. I had white and silver fairy wings and a glittery tiara. But the star of the show was Ms. Kavi, or perhaps I should call her by her proper title, "Kavya the Dragon." Or "Dragon Kavi"? Something like that
Look, she can fly!
The king and queen practice for their forthcoming princeling...