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With luck LookstoAlaska will be flapping her wings this week. She is scheduled to alight in Portland on Friday! How long has it been? I can't really remember, but it's been years, almost five I think.

Today I was in an amazingly upbeat mood during work. I don't know what caused it, but I was singing hopping ska songs while zooming around the warehouse on my superfast power palletjack.

I didn't come down until I was driving home in the waning light. The air hinted of spring but it was the mocking empty promise of January before she turns around and leaves us bitter cold.

Who needs January anyway. She just wouldn't wear silk pyjamas and she doesn't even have a brass section!

"His brainbox is shaved,
Doc Martin kickers on his feet" -- The Allstonians "The Allston Beat"

"Has anybody seen my friend?
she's so lovely in her green and red,
silk pyjamas." -- Thomas Dolby "Silk Pyjamas"

If you don't get the segue, they were both wearing Docs.
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[livejournal.com profile] cyberquail left this morning. It was a short but very pleasant visit involving much good food. For those who would like the rundown )

It was a wonderful visit, too short but that is the nature of good visits.

Today I've done very little despite the fact I had the day off and was up early. All I've really accomplished is getting three loads of dishes washed and reading 150 pages of Carpe Jugulum.
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We've had beautiful weather this weekend. This is the other side of the coin to winter and mud season.

Next weekend we're headed out to Ohio to visit [livejournal.com profile] cyberquail and her covey! I found all the pieces of my Ren Faire Outfit except for my hat. I swear I made a hat two years ago, now I can't bloody find it. If I go to such an event I inevitably end up wearing either a hat or a sunburn. Maybe I'll make another.

It has now become obvious that I'm not going to come close to finishing my maille shirt before we leave. I really didn't expect to get it finished in time, but it was worth a shot. Now I can try to finish it before we go to King Richard's. Well, anything is possible.

I feel like a Discworld troll. It's warm now and I'm not able to think. Why is my brain so sluggish these days. I don't write. I don't think. If I didn't read I'd have to question my own existence. I am reading. Right now "The Truth." Yes, I've decided to just work my way through all the Pratchett books we have on the shelves that I haven't read before.
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This weekend was just plain packed.

Butonquail (who is now [livejournal.com profile] cyberquail) arrived on Friday evening, [livejournal.com profile] derien's brother arrived Saturday around noon, and her mom was here on and off all weekend as well. Much was done. Much was eaten.

We had a grand Indian food feast on Saturday. First we got supplies at the farmers market and various stores. Then [livejournal.com profile] cyberquail and I cooked a huge meal for everyone. I'm still happily eating the leftovers. When we had recovered movement, we went to a move then to see Leon Redbone play. We came back home and stayed up until the wee hours of the morning talking.

On Sunday we enjoyed a slow day, the sun, flew kites, [livejournal.com profile] cyberquail prepared a pork roast with sake and soy sauce and I threw together some quick spuds to go along.

In the out of the ordinary department, I fitted a chainmaille skirt for [livejournal.com profile] cyberquail. This revision of the design allows the wearer to get out of the skirt without the help of a lady's maid, it goes on over the head and off over the hips(whereas [livejournal.com profile] derien's version of that skirt requires help or a contortionists skill to get out of it). I was surprised how quickly I was able to make it fit right.

It was a wonderful weekend.
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Yesterday we drove down to Amherst, MA to visit [livejournal.com profile] matushan, who's there for a little while for work. It was a fairly long, but pleasant, drive down with rain starting just as we entered Amherst. It was nice to see [livejournal.com profile] matushan and Amherst. We also got to meet [livejournal.com profile] matushan's daughter, who is the single most charming kid I've ever met. Despite the fact that she was feeling under the weather she was full of smiles and happiness. She even liked me, which shows she'll get along with anyone. All indications are that she'll take after her mum: sweet, lively, and very intelligent.

Oh, the icon isn't exactly on topic, but it's one I just made for Maine (or more generally New England). It's a shot I took of the Portland Headlight.

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