So, Katherine has been telling me to keep this weekend free for weeks now, because she has a birthday surprise planned. Now I know why.
Turns out, Katherine conspired with Jason, my best friend from high school who now lives in Washington, and he showed up on my doorstep yesterday! He's here all weekend for a few days of revelry and carousing, staying up until all hours, playing games, and eating snacky foods! Woot!
I'll have to drop more thoughts on the whole thing later. Right now, we're getting ready to drive to Apple Hill in Placerville to enjoy some beautiful fall leaves and some apple-y goodness. Freshly pressed cider awaits!