Wound up getting much-needed hugs from trystan_laryssa, and then wound up on the phone with her for quite some time, chattering about this and that. Wound up mentioning woodwork, and the April year, and telling no few Shawn stories. Explained Mr. Shallow. Explained the function of the Darkside relationship override, and it made sense.
There are plans for some sort of slumber party sort of in the making, but I am suspecting that it will be delightfully chaotic when it does wind up happening.