As I said, we didn't spend the whole weekend gaming. Saturday was pyc's surprise birthday party (it was her birthday yesterday) - she seemed suitably surprised by people showing up :) We had cake (and cake (and cake)), and watched cartoons, and played Fluxx, and had pizza. It was fun :) The drive home was a little less fun, as it involved queueing for a while as there was an accident on the M23 which closed a couple of lanes. But we were still home by 1am, to see a very frantic cat who thought we'd abandoned him without food!
Sunday we were going to go watch a karate competition, but decided we were too wiped out. So J spent most of the afternoon playing Q4 ... it's definitely an 18 rated game, there were some pretty gory bits. In the evening we went round to Jonathan & Becky's for dinner - we turned up early enough to see the kids before they went to bed, and predictably enough the younger one burst into tears, I seem to have this effect on babies ;) It was nice dinner, and nice to see Jonathan & Becky, who I've not seen for ages :)
I'm still suffering slightly this morning from sitting on the floor all afternoon/evening at Saturday's party. Yesterday it felt like someone had taken my legs off and put them back on wrong, today it's just a little achy. I think this is called getting old. Or 'Margaret needs to do more exercise'. I've always been inflexible though, just not quite to this extent ;)
The another irritation yesterday was that I discovered that I do need a DVD drive - CivIV is apparently only coming out on DVD, and I'll be playing that under Windows and I bet it's got copy protection stuff so I'll need the disc in the drive. No-one local has a spare drive, so I'll be buying one of them today.