I got my experience points -- I didn't have QUITE enough to go up to tenth level as a mage, but my character is now a ninth level cleric/magic user. Fifth level cleric spells -- at last.
Then I visited friends, and had a nice visit. And there were a couple of people I hadn't seen in a long time.
I saw bits and pieces and trailers from a bunch of anime. The only one I remember is the Ouran High School Host Club. I watched the first episode and I have several more to see. One of my lj friends was raving about it, and it was very funny. And full of bishonen. And silly. I am definitely going to watch this. Although at the rate I watch things it will probably be summer before I'm done with the disk.
I must make the effort to come down and visit more often. But that will partly depend on the weather. If we actually get winter weather that will curtail travel plans.