(In regards to Disneyland, we got an email informing us that our payment has been overnighted. If nothing goes wrong, we should be able to go! Yay! And I already called Gaston, who is being a tremendous help in making sure everything goes smoothly. Normally arranging trips to Disneyland is not stressful at all, but all this last minute business, plus meeting up with people...whew. It's kind of exhausting.)
So anyway, my visiting teachers came over, and we had a lovely time talking about various things. And then, when we should have spent an hour working, I called Gaston, partially because it needed to be done, mostly because we needed to call Mom about some things that needed taking care of, and she wasn't picking up her phone. So in the meantime, I called Gaston, and by the time I was done talking to him, we didn't feel like we had enough time to get any work done before our other engagement, which was an interview for a woman whose doing an academic paper on the manga industry.
So I started writing this post, which feels like I started weeks ago, but in fact was only about five hours ago. And a half. And then we had the interview, which, as we suspected, was pretty much just talking about work and manga, so that was cool.
After the interview, it was time to go to Home Evening Group, which also turned out to be pretty awesome. We played a game called Set. It's a card game and I'm way too tired to explain it, but it's awesome. It's sure to have a Wikipedia article, if you've never heard of it. It's fascinating, especially because of the different ways people react to it. Our Home Evening Group leader had pictures from the cards flashing across his mind when he closed his eyes for the closing prayer. Another member of the group said he felt mentally drained. I think it exercises a specific part (or specific parts) of the brain that people may not be used to using. It's neat. (I think one of the best parts is that nobody cared about winning, so we were all helping each other.)
Then we came home and had to tear ourselves away from the LARP episode of "I'm in the Band" (which we started to watch while eating dinner) so we could get back to work. We were supposed to work like ten hours today so we'd be all set to go to Disneyland, but we only got in four and a half! That's only half an hour more than we're supposed to work!
Ah well, we'll just have to make it up tomorrow. And Friday. And probably Saturday. But it's easy stuff, so it won't be too much of a soul crusher. In fact, it's kind of fun.
And now it's past our bedtime, and I have a headache. Today I'm thankful for having a lovely time with visiting teachers, having a lovely (and helpful) time talking to Gaston on the phone, having a lovely interview, having a lovely Home Evening Group activity, and managing to get a little extra work in today.