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Oh, how I love getting emails from Colonial Williamsburg.  I had to post this particular image because it partly sums up my life.  I don’t spend a lot of early morning runs feeling frustrated that there’s no such thing as colonial workout attire, but I do sometimes feel acutely aware of the contradictions between loving all things old-timey and being a fitness lover and a technological early adopter.    Anyway, this image is so bizarre you just have to laugh.  I love that the people in period garb are all “Hark!  What strange ritual is this?!”

BTW, Colonial Williamsburg offers season passes and my birthday is Friday.  JUST SAYING!

of ups and understatements.

Still snapping. Image by the charming and talented Phil Bowne.

Lately we’ve been on a little bit of a Richmond-area history blitzkrieg, and I’ve also been writing a lot and running a lot, and all the usual commitments.  And there have been masquerade parties, and dinner parties, and arcade birthday parties, and whiskey-and-a-movie nights with Dan, and hangouts with Jess and her Dan.  I’ve started a new babysitting gig helping to take care of twin babies, and I’ll be teaching Children’s Worship (rather than watching the nursery) for the first time this week.  Last night I tried a new recipe.  I get to hang out with Jenny O F tomorrow night.

ye olde Spin-n-Win at Dave and Buster's.

This morning on my run, I saw a cute yellow cat lying in the street next to the curb, lying in wait for me in exactly the same manner that Gozer lies in wait under the top step in our house (and jumps out at Sophie when she walks by).  As I passed by I went to say “O hai kitteh” but only got to “hai” because it jumped out with its arms in the air, LOLcat-style, and ran after me, and chased me for like half a block.  Then I stood in the middle of the street and cracked up by myself.  It was amazing.

I love this guy.

Something new every day, something challenging every day.  Happy is an understatement.

of tourism and tabbies.

Today was a red-letter day.  First, we ran some errands and finally found me a Team Jacob button!  Months-long search, ended.

I did a little yardwork when we got home, and plan to do much more this week.  Now that it’s warm, I can’t wait to get the garden looking its best again.

Afterward, we went on the Civil War Sampler bus tour (through the Valentine Richmond History Center) with Phil, Bill, and Chris.  I had a great time and learned a few new facts.  I always have a blast being a tourist in my own town.  I’ll be blogging about it soon over at the Midnight Society blog.

And tonight, as I was crafting in preparation for Spring Bada-Bing, I got an email from someone who had found and captured dear Slipknot!  We rushed over to her house (about a block away) and recovered our lost kitty.  Now she’s sprawled out on the couch in her favorite spot, purring happily in her sleep.  We’re so ecstatic that she’s back.  Thanks to everybody for your kind thoughts and for keeping an eye out while she was gone.

Tomorrow: excitement and hard work with my first craft show ever!  Wish me luck…