through some gentle prying, the boy found out yesterday that the nice neighbour lady is the hoarder, NOT shortround! for some reason that makes it really sad. she's the nicest, sweetest, most neighbourliest lady around. apparently she has a "problem with clutter" and her family is trying to get her to seek help. she's away visiting her mum for 6 weeks so shortround and his parents (nice neighbour lady's sister and bro-in-law) are attempting to clean it up before she gets back. but if you're a hoarder (they didn't use that term but it's patently obvious), i suspect you're going to feel very violated if someone came and did that to your place.
in other news, my mum came down unexpectedly and joined us for my bro's birthday celebrations. i'm always nervous but my mum was a hoot. she had a blast and was laughing hysterically at the antics of one dr. rei, md. and we all had a grand time. she's the cutest.
this is the cake i baked for my bro. it's a bit of an in-joke.
tonight we're having burgers with salad for dinner. sounds boring, but my all-beef burgers are award winning.