Friday night there was dinner with my dad, which was fun, and then watching Bride and Prejudice
, which was also
fun. Jane Austen via Bollywood, quite entertaining, and very true to the original novel. And then we cleaned the kitchen, which, while not exactly fun, was kind of weirdly amusing. And I made a few new icons.
Saturday was a Day of Shopping - maymargaret
and I went up to Capitol Hill for breakfast at our favorite creperie, and then downtown for assorted shopping, including a run through Nordstroms, Macy's, and the high-end hat-shop, as well as Nordstrom Rack and a few other things along the way. I tried on tons of autumn coats and ended up with a beautiful chocolate brown wool thigh-length coat that I adore, for a very sensible price, as well as a pretty brown and white herringbone vest, several new knee-high socks, and some new solid-color t-shirts that may or may not end up getting stenciled as time goes on. I did not
buy a gorgeous
faux-leather jacket exactly like Gwen-from-Torchwood's, despite loving
it, because... the wool coat was more practical, and they cost exactly the same amount. But it felt like butter, and it fit me perfectly, and I haven't had a good leather/faux-leather jacket in a long time, and used to get so many compliments on my old one... so I might go back and get it. Because really, I was way
too in love with it. But I'd also spent too much money on clothes that day.
And then today was Writing Day, with a side trip to the Ave because I needed to get out and get my head on straight after staring at a computer for hours on end. While on that trip, I bought a gorgeous red skirt (yes, I can't actually go shopping without buying something) and a book on fishkeeping, because all the damned research I've been doing on fish lately has reminded me that I really miss keeping fish, and we walked through the tropical fish store near us, and I got totally wibbly and decided that I want to keep a tank again. Not tropicals - even freshwater tropicals are more money and effort than I want to spend right now - but I really like the idea of keeping just a few fancy goldfish. Just a small tank, 2-3 fish and maybe a cold-water snail to help keep the tank clean, but I'm really excited anyway. I hadn't realized how much I'd missed our old tropicals until recently, and ever since then I haven't been able to stop thinking about it. And after that I wrote for a while longer, and then we went out to the pub with zinjadu
, and it was lovely, and the beer I had there accounts for this entry's slight tendency to ramble.
...And now I'm going to go drink some water, and try to write a bit more before I collapse into bed. I don't want
tomorrow to be Monday!