Shabbos was fun. We had a bunch of yeshiva guys over and The Mad Man was delighted to have such a captive audience.
The Nemdy's knocked on the door during lunch and despite having eaten at home, decided to treat themselves to a second breakfast that would have made any hobbit proud. After the feast came dessert which was as delicious as always. The afternoon was spent schmoozing and reading in the comfort of the living room with fuzzy blankets all around.
After shabbos ended we rummaged through the purim box to find some costumes for magilla reading. We found Oscars favorite hat and a dinosaur costume for Buzz(OK so "favorite" might be a bit of a strong word but the dog humored us for all of two minutes before he flung the hat off and made for the dinosaur tail).
Frank found a wig and proceeded to put it on his head while doing some form of tribal dance around the dining room table. The Dibble walked in the front door just as Franks dance was reaching its peak and stopped to take in the scene before asking in a most incredulous tone of voice "What are you doing with my beard!?".
Frank stopped dancing. "Beard?" he asked. The Dibble nodded, his face still in a state of shock and disbelief seemingly unable to grasp how we had managed to make such an obvious mistake. Frank slowly removed the beard from his head and handed it to The Dibble who promptly stuck it on his face.
There were some oooh's and ahhh's as well as an "oh, now I see it" from the slightly befuddled crowd that had gathered to see what the fuss was all about. The Dibble made his way downstairs to find the rest of his outfit leaving Frank to come up with a new costume.
Outfits and ideas were thrown about until we looked at the clock and noticed that we had almost missed magilla reading. We ran out the door and made it just in time to hear the brachot. After magilla reading we went home to say good bye to our shabbos guests and to start getting the mishloach manot put together.
Well, Lori and The Crazy Lady are getting the mishloach manot together while I'm sitting on the couch blogging and watching a movie but same difference.... Right?