Fortunately, I finished that sucker right around 6:30, which allowed me to come home to an evening of leisure, in which I'm pretending that none of the other things I have to do now that the deadline is over exist.
I will give you a glimpse of my evening in photos...
Magic Hat #9- I kid you not, I have been looking for this beer on the West Coast for almost 10 years (aka, ever since I moved from the East Coast). After completely giving up, I had a miraculous experience in Whole Foods (which I mainly go to for the bulk grains aisle) in which the heavens opened up and a beam of light shone down on the ONE BOTTLE of #9 they had. I brought it home, swaddled in reusable shopping bags, and have been saving it for this very day. I almost had some weak moments, but am I ever glad I made it through. I am sipping it and basking in memories of my youth.
#2 There is a missing picture here of my gnocci, kale, pesto, and (veggie) sausage dinner, but I assure you it was both delicious and photogenic.
#3. Yep, I made MYSELF some earrings for once!
#4. I'm unstoppable! Pair #2! All for me! (pictures aren't that great because I was too lazy to get my whole setup organized).
#5. And, I'm ending the evening with my dear old friend (and, possibly some amazingly crappy television that you don't even want to know about).
What a night! As I said... bliss....