Friday, September 29, 2023

unexpected excitement(s)

Good excitement: Getting a text from At after my day of eight meetings asking if they could come home for dinner (YES!) and take Nu back to their place for a sleepover (so cute!). And then EM texted saying they'd found "a very nice mooncake without egg yolks" for us to share for today's Autumn moon festival. 

Bad excitement: Me speeding about 5 miles faster than usual to get home and make dinner. 

Good excitement: Everyone said they'd be here at different times so Big A ate at the counter while I cooked... but then EM was here... and At was here too before too long. So we all sat down to dinner, noisily talking over each other, making jokes about corpos and high school and each other before we started on the mooncakes. 

Bad excitement: After everyone had left (Big A for work, EM to have Zoom dinner with their mom, At and Nu for their sleepover), I smelled something like a gas leak in the garage. There is no gas line there AFAIK, and when I called the company they wanted me to call 911, so I did. Then a big firetruck and the nice fire chiefs came by and drove Huck and Max bonkers. The fire people did a ton of checks but thankfully neither they not their various gadgets found anything.

Good excitement: Realizing close to 1:00 am as the firetruck pulled away and I walked Max in the backyard that the overcast skies had cleared... and I had a perfect view of tonight's supermoon!

Pic: Nu and At on the driveway as they set off for the evening. 


Nicole said...

The moon was gorgeous! It's a harvest moon too I think!
That is a lot of excitement for one day. You were smart to call 911 to be on the safe side. I mean, no one wants to mess around with that. We had excitement like that when M was 1 and I was 32 weeks pregnant with J - we had a CO leak! They asked "have you been tired?" Sir, I am 32 weeks pregnant and I have a 1-year-old, yes I am tired. But anyway, no harm thankfully.
I love that At and Nu had a sleepover!

Gillian said...

Good except for gas leak.

StephLove said...

That's cool that they had a sleepover. If Noah stays in the area maybe he and North can do that.

That happened to me once, too, when I thought I smelled gas and when the gas company came, it was nothing. North was around 4 and I was keeping them outside while we waited and I'd promised a picnic lunch, and they wanted to do it anyway once we found out we could go inside. From their perspective, it was quite fun.

maya said...

Nicole--LOL " Sir, I am 32 weeks pregnant and I have a 1-year-old, yes I am tired." Tangent: I love how your kids are almost twins.


Steph--The next year is going to be so huge for both Noah and North! Between last week's construction equipment and this week's firetruck, I feel like I'm living your toddlers' special moments.

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