Well, I did it. I booked my hotel and flights for CopperCon (www.coppercon.org). Whooooooo So, I’ll be spending a long weekend in Phoenix with Charlaine Harris and a small herd of fen. Such fun. Such glee. Practically bliss. A whole weekend of scifi and stitching interspersed with visits to the 3 Heard Museums and a general wander around Phoenix. I’m really looking forward to it. Of course between now and then I’ll be working 20 hours a day and having another cleaning/packing week at mom’s. But now I have the fun of a few week of plotting and scheming about what to pack. There are few things as fun to me as planning packing for a trip. Ok, the only fun part is planning the stitching and the reading, but still, I take my fun where I can get it. As a matter of fact, let's start now.... I think I'll take my Vierlanden (since it's long-since time I should pick it up again)-- it still only looks about like this:
and, of course, I'll *have* to bring some ornies (maybe even some of the new Lizzie Kate's).
The long weekend of cleaning last weekend was productive and yet annoying. I’m pretty pleased with what I got trashed, recycled, and/or boxed. I even found a home for my dad’s pigeon magazines. Yes, I said pigeon. We were a big pigeon family – hundreds of pigeons of all sorts of breeds in the back yard. We raced and showed them for years and years. My favs were the ice pigeons and my dad’s bronze tipplers (no pics at hand), as well as fantails:
And blue-bar show pens
Anyway, enough with my favorite feathered friends. The excitement of the weekend for me was finding a happy home for all of dad's magazines. 6-ish paper boxes of various title will be going to live in the library and collections of the World of Wings (http://www.pigeoncenter.org/index.html), a pigeon museum in Oklahoma. I can even get dad a memorial brick in their walkway. The thought still makes me grin. It's the little things that make my day.
I do have a bit of stitching to share. I completed the ornie from the train:
And I started another on the train ride back from mom's (Papillon’s Serendipity Sampler part 5):
Currently reading: Simon Green – The Man with the Golden Torc (I love Simon Green!!!!)
Jasper Fforde – The Big Over Easy (you know, I might like this even better than The Eyre Affair)
Stout—Champagne for One – brilliant as ever