Things pretty much sucked today ... well, the whole weekend has been sort of crappy, come to think of it. The positive things from the weekend were that Daughter #1's school play (of Fiddler on the Roof) went off very well, and she did nicely in the small, but not insignificant, part she had. I attended the Friday night showing, and the whole family (such as it is these days, we were painfully aware of the absence of my Mom and of our eldest nephew who recently moved to L.A.) went on Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately, Daughter #2 was being impossible during the show, and I had to spend a large portion of the time tyring to keep her quiet and/or outside. We then went to Dave & Busters (at the request of Daughter #1) and Daughter #2 was also being a little shit there. Daddy did however, do very well on the "claw" machines, netting the girls nine stuffed animals (Shrek and Donkey, two Ninja Turtles, Sonic, a glittery fish, a flamingo, a bear, and a giraffe!), which was good since we didn't get very many tickets from the games we played (and, of course, the redemption process resulted in more fits, due to #2 getting one thing and #1 getting two things, even though #2's thing "cost" twice as many points as the combined total of #1's things). So much fun being a parent, eh?
Today we had tickets to go see Luna Negra Dance Theater's Tierras de Fuego over at the Ruth Page Center ... part of The Wife's Mother's Day gifts. Well, we got over there OK, but again, Daughter #2 was not quite getting the "you have to be quiet during the show", and The Wife ended up taking The Girls out halfway through (fortunately, there were four separate pieces with breaks inbetween, so they were able to get out during intermission). I got to stay for the second half, but that made me feel like shit because this was supposed to be for her. Bleh. There was other "bad craziness" this weekend also on the Estate front and on the Job front and on the Future Plans front, but I will spare you the ugly details on that for the morment.
At least it was pretty this weekend ...
... I initially tried to use the "stitch" feature on my graphics editor on that, but it really sucked when it tried to lighten the dark or darken the light panels for a "even" exposure, so I went back and just did paste-and-pivot to get them to align as best as I could (not that you can really tell when the pic's as small as it is here ... but for bandwidth/scrolling concerns I did this one at 600px wide).