I miss you, really I do.
So here’s some stuff for fun. I went to Fool’s War this weekend! It was a last-minute decision, but I’m glad I went. I day-tripped with Lea and her husband (who a friend mistook for my husband, much to my own amusement), and then hung out with the CG and lots of other folks in the sun under a tent all day. I managed to avoid sunburn, although I did acquire a nasty fire ant bite. I suppose it all balances out.
Anyway. I have photographic proof (thanks, Martin!):
It was so warm. I did not realize this until yesterday, when I found myself strangely exhausted.
Also, there was this project I was working on (actually, avoiding working on and then suddenly hammering out in one evening), that I wore:
That white top is a fancy thing Madhavi sent (made possible by rum!), and although she’s revised it since then, it fits really well. Also, I am in love with my super-long fake braid and kunjalam, except when I have to use the bathroom and I get worried that I’m going to forget it’s there and accidentally dip it in the toilet.
And the swanky cup? Purchased from Mistress Kira, who is a wonder with pottery. I have Plans to send her some miniatures that reference the throwaway terra cotta cups used in India even today, and see if she can make some that look like those, but are reusable and glazed only on the inside. In the meantime, my “lotus” cup rocks, and it has a handle so I don’t burn my hands when drinking hot beverages.
I got to hang out with Sarah again, and saw Maya briefly, and helped a teenager I met last week wrap her odhni properly. Along with my purchase of a Saraswathi idol to wear around my neck, I think I did a good job of representing a portion of South Asia.
And then Lea took an apprentice (who also has no blog, so I won’t put her name here, but she is completely awesome), who gave her a contract of service, and then the other apprentices gave her twins, because theirs is a fertile group (lo, there are babies).
This weekend is Coronation! I believe this year is a test to see how many events I can go to before I explode. So far, so good.