Recent happenings:

Nerd Party! I finally fulfilled my dream of throwing a Nerd Party after many years of fantasizing about it. It was so cool that most people did come dressed as nerds.

The Dude's mom and stepgrandmother visited for a few days. I really enjoyed hanging out with them. We went fabric shopping for the Dude's shirt and necktie, which his mom is going to make for his wedding outfit. We also visited with family, which is always fun (yes, hanging out with the relatives is fun when it comes to the Dude's family). And we ate, and ate, and ate lots of yummy food!