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aunt test

So today I'm babysitting my nieces Sara and Annie all day while Ruth does an author presentation thingy in Hamilton. In theory, I have to bundle Annie up and take her to pick up Sara from junior kindergarten, take them back home and make lunch, take them to Sara's gymnastics class in the afternoon. In theory, Annie will fall asleep in the stroller on the way to the gym class and stay asleep until we get home again. Ruth asked me if I could handle all this and I said SURE, of course I can handle it...I'm their aunt, after all. It's the first time I'll be babysitting them all day by myself, but could this really be much different from my other visits? What could possibly go wrong? (as Debbie pauses to listen to the faint echo: "wrong...wrong...wrong..."). Full report tomorrow.

Had lunch with David yesterday. He brought back my mike stand (I had forgotten it there way back when we were recording Myths and Urban Legends) and also some HOMEMADE PUMPKIN PIE. We ate at Shopsy's and then had our pumpkin pie in Metro Square in the sun. Very yummy; that guy sure can bake. :-)

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