today was the winter festival at the p-man's school. they have two such big festivals open to the public each year, one in november and one in may, which are a combination community builder and fund raiser. they have food and activities and what not. the parents help run the events and donate food items and what not. last night p. and i made two loaves worth of sandwhiches (one loaf was my vegan blt recipe minus the toasted bread and sauteed mushroms, both of which require the sandwich to be eaten immediately after being made; the other loaf was veggie cold cuts with dijon mustard and various bits of veg goddness) to take and i spent 2.5 hours in the cafe window.
p. had a great time making candles, exploring the kids-only store, going into the "magic cookie house", listening to the live music and wandering around the artisan's tables. i ended up purchasing a hand-made medieval style cloak that was really rather nice (she has to make it custom so will be here in a couple of weeks) ... i plan on starting a trend towards cloaks and away from winter jackets here in calgary. i mean, really, jackets are so last year ;)
p.'s mom also came for a couple of hours. it was a bit sad in one sense as it'll be the last time in a while we get to do something like that as a family as she's moving out to vancouver next week. p. will be living with me full time from that point forward until the end of the school year. p. and i are probably doing christmas in florida with his mom's family which will be nice, though his mom won't be there from what i understand.
so .. some adjustments ahead for me with less time to do things i enjoy but which are more difficult to do when being a full-time rather than only a half-time parent. which is why i wasn't around much online since thursday, actually.
though today i did commit changes to plasma that fix a number of applet sizing issues, changed how containments and applets are saved and restored using kconfig's nifty new sub-groups support (the code is now so much cleaner in there and as an extra bonus it's now trivial to share corona layouts ... something that was beyond painful with kicker) and reviewed a handful of patches for kde stuff.