Janet (j4) wrote,

Catching up

Never really wrote anything about the weekend. In brief:

Faffing around the house, deflatpacking a shoe rack, buying chicken wire. Messing around with poi in the garden, remembering how bad I am at it.

Then in the evening it was down to London for martling's party. Lovely to see him again, also lovely to see EVERYBODY ELSE but I'm not going to namecheck in case I miss somebody. :-) Though I will mention that it was good to meet ewtikins and shevek.

Working at Oxfam in the morning. Bought a four-volume set of collected works of H. P. Lovecraft, and also "Exploits of the Chalet Girls". Nice combination. I already have "Exploits" but this one's in slightly better condition and it was very cheap... but now I don't know whether to keep the nice copy and give the worse one away, or keep the tatty one and try to sell the nice one. Or keep BOTH, but that seems silly.

Drove over to parents' house in the afternoon, and proceeded to laze around not doing very much, just talking, listening to music, wandering around aimlessly. Which was nice. Fondue for dinner (my mum made one from scratch for a change rather than using a ready-made one ... anything that includes 0.75 pints of wine and several good slugs of kirsch is just fine by me).

Woke up bizarrely early, got up to find my dad in the kitchen dyeing hardboiled eggs. He was startled to see me up so early, and said "Go back to bed! They're not ready!" So I did, and finished reading Lake Wobegon Days.

Once my sister and I were both up we did the obligatory egg-hunt, made more silly this year by me deciding that in order to hunt eggs you had to tiptoe around in an exaggerated mime of Elmer Fudd, and/or crawl around on the floor looking for lurking eggs under bookcases and what-have-you.

I only bought one person a chocolate Easter egg this year; I decided against it for family for various reasons, & just got a box of chocolates for them to share. (And flowers, and hot cross buns, and a bottle of wine.) Then felt very guilty when they had all got me Easter eggs; a huge Tesco finest* one from my parents, and a fluffy rabbit in a chocolate top hat from Lorna. Awww.

Spent most of the afternoon tidying and trying clothes on ... I'm still trying to clear as much stuff as I can from my room at home, and found a whole load of clothes I'd forgotten about, including a pair of PVC trousers which actually fit me and a 50s rock-and-roll skirt (which sadly doesn't, so I am going to try to flog it on eBay). Also heaps of skirts that my mum doesn't want any more, so are now mine, hurrah.

Drove back to Cambridge in the morning, then almost immediately afterwards went over to Witchford with sion_a to pick up pto452. Poor car has been languishing for a long time, but is now mostly better (float/carb fixed, dynamo fixed, boot seal fixed, drainage holes drilled in boot, windscreen wiper fixed, clutch adjusted, and MOT done) although her speedo now doesn't work at all. Ho hum.

Nearly weekend again now -- going to London on Friday night, for B-Movie. (marnameow, you said we could borrow your spare room, yes? Just checking because arrangements were made in a state of extreme Fridayness...) Driving over to Oxford first to meet up with hoiho first, and going to London from there; which means I need to get into work early tomorrow. Still don't know what I'm going to wear for B-Movie, either...

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