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March already

The calender next to my head features a portrait of a llama sitting in a field of daisies, and leaping llamas in the Andes. The other calender, which is by my other bed, is a picture of Keturah’s birch bark dress and a cake. Sonja says: “Keturah’s dress took the cake. Literally.”

Ahh, let’s see. It looks like it’s going to be a nice day! Full sun! We have big plans for today- we being Matt and Krissy and I in conjunction with various other people. First off, there’s this shim sham thing- a dance- well, sort of hard to explain. But essentially for Frankie Manning’s birthday people all over the world take a video of themselves doing the shim sham in iconic places, and the Maine group is doing it in Freeport in front of the L.L. Bean boot. And I love the shim sham. In theory, Matt and I will be meeting Krissy there. After that, there’s going to be a flash mob at the mall, which I’d really like to go to if we can, though it would be kind of crazy driving. The general idea is that a bunch of people meet in the mall parking lot, synchronize watches, then go inside and mingle. At a certain time we’ll all freeze for five minutes, then unfreeze and continue shopping. Should confuse the general populace and prove hugely entertaining.

Then Krissy is in Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors tonight at the Theatre Project in Brunswick. I’m looking forward to that; when they did A Midsummer Night’s Dream a year or two ago it was frankly fantastic. So this should be good.

On another note- I’ve been provided with so many clothes lately. I think I posted before that my style is really changing somewhat, well, changing isn’t accurate, but it’s broadening a lot. Not infrequently I’ll decide I want to add something to my wardrobe so that I can do something different when I like, and I keep coming across just what I want at Goodwill for very little money. Sunday I decided randomly that I wanted a shorter skirt, say, knee length, and went to Goodwill and found three for super cheap. And Jordan gave me a pair of suspenders on Wednesday. How awesome is that? Suspenders!!
I’ve also taken to throwing up my hair in two loose buns lately, and Than’s comment was, “you look like Lynda-with-a-y.” Doctor Who reference. Funny thing was, I went to school yesterday to pick Than and Jenny up, and I was about a half hour early, so I hung out with various people, and Luke walked by and called over his shoulder, “You look like Lynda-with-a-y.”
Sorry, I know I’m really rambling. So stream of consciousness today. Well, hardly anyone reads this, so I reckon it’s excusable! Yesterday was actually really fun, now that I think about it. Than snuck a picture of a weeping angel into Nathan’s locker and he and I blinked and probably got thrown back to the seventeen-hundreds. Matt held a balloon on the girls’ landing and Luke dropped a pen onto it from upstairs, and it popped with an almighty noise and general hilarity. Then the teachers started going on with some nonsense about students going to class for the last ten minutes, and Jenny and than asked Miss Will if we could leave, then ordered me out.
But we didn’t feel like going home, so we went to the beach and froze for about ten minutes and then drove home and did ten chinese fire drills. Jenny got them all on tape and made a video. Then some lady in an SUV behind us got really miffed and looked like she was either going to kill us or call the coppers, so we went to McDonalds and met a nice girl who gave us extra fries even though we were three cents short of the full price.
And then I babysat Seth and James and we made two movies. OH! And I had a flash of brilliance on Thursday which I owe to some combination of Rose Tyler and Liz Noonan and designed and made a shirt, and it came out fantastically which never happens to me and I’m super excited and I just need to finish the hems and sew on the buttons and it’ll be done and I feel really accomplished and I probably oughta lay of the coffee. Good night. I mean, good morning.

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At least the sun is out

[insert unintelligible frustrated noise of your choice here]
What a day. And it hasn’t even started! It’s only eight fifteen.
Let’s see, why am I grumpy…because I need two pairs of tights and don’t know where to get them, because my rib still hurts from all that coughing two weeks ago (honest…I know I don’t take pain well, but this is really bothering me! It feels like I sprained it. But I reckon you can’t sprain a rib), because one of my best friends’ gone and got a boyfriend and hasn’t talked to me yet [not mad love, just going mad], because I’m a funny-looking, specky git, and because it snowed yesterday.
I’m just a bucket of sunshine and roses, eh?

Blargh. On to more cheerful matters. I’ve set myself a more involved daily schedule now- well, not strictly a schedule because I’m so non-linear, but a list of things to get done each day. Yesterday I got up, did the dishes and cleared the table, practiced the piano, did some of Grampa’s study, mended two pairs of pants and a shirt, and made pierogies for dinner because Jordan wanted me to. Oh yes, Jordan’s living with us for a week. To my surprise it’s proving to be really fun. I thought having essentially two Thans in the house would turn me into mush, but we’ve been indoctrinating Jordan in Doctor Who and that’s entertaining.

So, for today, let’s see. What do I need to do. I fink…first I should do the dishes and sweep the floor. Then, I should clean my laptop, because I keep putting that off and it’s getting hard to tell the smudges from the pictures on the screen [squints]. After that, there are three categories of things left to work on, and each day I hope I can put some focus on each of them:
For sewing today I think I should fill in the neckline of a shirt that I really like but can’t wear because it’s indecent, then clear off my other bed and start working on a project I owe someone.
For herbology I should reorganize everything and try to find a good place to keep it. I’ve got enough herbs now that there simply isn’t room in my little china cabinet and it’s becoming a problem. I think I need to set up shelves in here or something.
And lastly for school…by school, I mean that though I’m not taking classes at this point, I think it’s important to keep studying. I’m reading a lot of classics and hope to set myself a paper at some point- I’ve read a book about eugenics, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and A Tale of Two Cities so far. Both of which stories I loved, by the way.
So what to read next? I need to study economics soon but I haven’t got a good book yet. I’m thinking I’ll read 1984? I haven’t done that one yet.

All right, to end this long and boring dissertation on what I should do today, I’d better get offline and get dressed. I don’t even know what I should wear today. It’s funny, over the past few months my clothing style has been broadening in ways I never thought it would. It’s making it a lot easier to find clothes now, because I’m not half so picky. Hmm, today feels like a tights and knee skirt day. Whaddaya say? And maybe I’ll wear my hair in two buns again. I hate it when people call me Princess Leia, but the buns are really comfortable and I don’t wear them like hers anyway.
Okay, allons-y, I’m off then!

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