Just two of many highlights of this weekend in Home State:
1) meeting my new canine brother-in-law, Gus...
Here he's cuddled up next to my mom-in-law. The vet's guess is that he's 2 or 3 years old. He's very, very cute and, unlike my dad's 4-pound maltie-poo (my canine sister? man, that's so much more weird for some reason), Angus and Tuesday recognize him as one of their own species, which makes it much less likely that they'll try to eat him.
(Incidentally, the vet my in-laws have used for years got poisoned this week. He's recovering, but wow -- who knew that small-town veterinary drama like that could happen? Wish I could find a link to the actual story, but it's not popping up on the area paper's site.) UPDATE: Vet drama link in the comments, courtesy of The Alpha.
2) Co-hosting a wedding shower for one of my college roommates, and getting fitted for the bridesmaid dress while I was in town. Here I am with my co-host, the matron of honor. I think this is the last time we'll be bridesmaids (bridesmatrons?)... we're not exactly "maids" at our ages, but hey, this is the bride's only wedding, so by golly, we're doing it right!
There were other unbloggables, of course, but those things likely would've happened even if I'd been at home this weekend. (Should they have happened? No. Can I stop them? No. Can I change them? No. Do I need to go insert myself into the situation just because I happen to be in the same county? No. Look at me, setting healthy boundaries with my family.)
Okay, off to work. Busy week ahead.