Lady_Anne and Level_Head spent the afternoon and evening with us today. They are charming people, courteous guests, and a delight to have in our home. We spent most of the time just talking. Howard drew some pictures of them as we talked. Then they pitched right in to help prep a grilled dinner. After dinner they joined us in a game of Grave Robbers From Outer Space, which is one of those games where you have to read and interpret every card. I hope they managed to enjoy the game despite all the confusion attendant on learning such a complicated rule set.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself all afternoon. Even the kids co-operated. Kiki was over at a friend’s house. Link wasn’t feeling well and watched movies all afternoon. Gleek watched some movies, played with Lady_Anne, and occasionally stripped all her clothes off to run naked through the house, sigh. Patches napped and then cheerfully played. After dinner the kids were more needy so I wasn’t able to focus as much as I would have liked. It looks like Kiki is coming down with the Evil Bug which Link still suffers and Patches and Gleek have recovered from. Hopefully then it will pass out of the house without inflicting itself on any adults. It would be a poor gift to send our wonderful guests home with an unpleasant illness.