I have a number of comp days from travel that I've been taking to do household stuff. Unfortunately with the weather so wonky (i.e. unseasonally hot) I have both winter and summer stuff piled in Z's bedroom. I did re-arrange our basement unit and other storage spaces as well as de-cluttered, enough to fill about 20 trash bags. On Columbus Day Z went to music day camp while I worked on the basement, then the next day while he was at school I went to the local big mall to make a few returns and to pick up my annual Sephora birthday gift. The Eloquii store was the biggest highlight of my day. It was really an elegant boutique experience - in the end the clothes were secondary.
While MoBob took Z to a bachelor couscous party, I attended a book launch party for one of my favorite people. Unfortunately I didn't realize until I was getting ready that the invitation said "black tie optional" but I managed to pull together an outfit. I definitely need a bigger evening bag. And maybe actual dressy shoes? I guess I'm just not fancy enough. Anyway, CTD's book, The Encore, is getting rave reviews.
We saw another delightful musical adaptation, How I Became a Pirate. I'd actually forgotten that we'd read the book and its sequel - the show was definitely a lot more memorable. The slide was probably the best prop on the stage.
We had a couple of mid-week adventures: the first STEM night at school, which really meant all the littles congregating in the library to play followed by a visit to the neighborhood burger joint, and the fabulous new development down the street. The festivities on the opening night just knocked Z out.