For immediate release: Hi Mom!

Honestly, it was only a matter of time before my mother made it into my weekly e-newsletter column. Funny, though, that she'd end up in the one listing my pet peeves about press releases.


Yesterday was the company's Halloweeen party and parade. People really go all out, dressing up and decorating "for the kids."

Our group had trouble agreeing on a theme (the majority vote, I believe, was to sneak out and go to a bar), so we just did the 70's. Our disparate group included (clockwise from left) me as Velma from Scooby Doo, The Bandit (from Smokey and the), a pirate (some group crossover going on, there), disco diva #1 (who decorated her cube as Studio 57 and 1/8th), a 70s pirate (see the peace sign necklace?), Disco Diva #2 (who was the driving force behind whatever semblance of organization we managed to achieve) and Roger Daltry, (who all the younguns in the group thought was dead).

Marsupial growing by leaps and bounds

Saw the Marsupial yesterday--and WOW is he getting big! Of course, for Calvin-Roo, it's all relative.

This funny exchange happened while we were out for a stroll:

Mel (sweetly): Oh, he's so cute when he's sleeping.
KK (outraged): Hey! He's cute when he's awake, too!

I didn't remember to bring my camera yesterday, but here are some pics from our last walk. Yeah, we made him cry by dragging him out of his nice cozy stroller for a photo-op and letting the sun get all in his eyes. What meanies we are!


He forgot all about it and went back to sleep soon enough.

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I don't think we've scarred him for life.


Rock on!

Greetings from Swampscott