much muttering later, we got home. we'd been out at Jeni and Huxley's (for those who are worried, Jeni is fine and just taking a bit of a break from LJ) for dinner. really good ziti, bread, pumpkin pie and ice cream. we chattered and played with the kitties. it was a much needed evening that made up for a craptastic day at work.
and now, to sleep. zzzzz.